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Idaho Gives - Turn Your Beliefs into Action

The spirit and values of our local nonprofits represent the best of our community. They protect, feed, heal, shelter, educate and nurture those in our society most in need. They give voice to the voiceless, shape our highest ideals and represent our most noble causes.

That’s why I hope you will join me today, May 3, in donating to your favorite local nonprofit as part of Idaho Gives, the annual 24-hour effort to raise money and awareness for hundreds of worthy causes.

Children holding butterfly nets and bug catchers


Idaho Gives is a program of the Idaho Nonprofit Center designed to focus all Idahoans on the important role these organizations play in making the fabric of our community stronger. And its easy-to-use online platform allows you to research and support with just a few clicks and keystrokes. 

Looking through the list of organizations that participate each year is like looking at a hall of fame of local non-profits.  Whether it’s the Idaho Foodbank, the Idaho Humane Society, Boise Bicycle Project, Idaho Youth Ranch, the Boys and Girls Club of Ada County, Idaho Voices for Children or any of the hundreds of other caring organizations, donors have a wide range of worthy causes to choose from.

Many of our local nonprofits are invaluable partners for the work that the City of Boise does to make our community such an amazing place to live, raise a family, have a career and own a business. But a handful taking part in Idaho Gives play an extra crucial role in the city’s work – the Friends of Zoo Boise, the Boise Public Library Foundation and the Boise Urban Garden School, better known as BUGS. Please look at these and the other very worthy campaigns as you decide how to donate.

All of our nonprofits deserve our support because they help turn our beliefs into action. So, make today about giving generously to the causes you hold closest. And, as always, thank you for helping make Boise the most livable city in the country.




Dave Bieter

Published: May 03, 2018