The Bonner County Endowment for Human Rights
Each year, the Bonner County Human Rights Task Force (BCHRTF) seeks to fund projects and programs that support our stated mission: to affirm the American principles and ideas of the inviolable dignity and worth of each human being and recognize that everyone is equal under state and federal laws and constitutions.
The BCHRTF hopes to sponsor programs and projects that enhance human rights, focus on community education, and celebrate the fact that it is the racial, social, and cultural diversity of our people that makes Bonner County a rich and worthwhile place to live.
Grant requests up to $8000 will be considered. The average award is about $2250 per grant recipient.
The grant period for the current year is currently closed. The next grant period will open in early 2020. If you would like to receive updates, click here to join the mailing list.
The Bonner County Endowment for Human Rights empowers those working to strengthen our community.
Bonner Partners in Care Clinic—After-hours Crisis line
Idaho Mythweaver – Native Heritage film series
Music Conservatory of Sandpoint – Orchestra Camp and cultural exchange
Pend Oreille Arts Council – Living Voices production, “Our Revolution”
Priest River Ministries – to help support a mobile advocate
KRFY – to show “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World”
Bonner Community Food Bank – to purchase food
First Lutheran Church –for Diversity Workshop put on by youth in the Design for Change program
Sandpoint Waldorf School–curriculum on responsible, respectful use of digital media
Lake PO School District –to help support the Model UN Program
"The Bonner County Endowment gave us the funds we needed to get our project across the finish line. Without it, we wouldn't have been able to fulfill our project goals and reach so many kids."
History of the grant
The Bonner County Human Rights Task Force’s responsibility is to affirm the American principles and ideals of the inviolable dignity and worth of each human being that recognizes that everyone is equal under our state and federal laws and constitutions. BCHRTF was founded in 1992 to support human rights through community education and advocacy.
In December 2012, the major portion of BCHRTF’s assets were placed in a donor advised fund administered by the Idaho Community Foundation (ICF).
The BCHRTF board of directors recommends distribution of those funds to grantees that develop programs and projects that enhance human rights and celebrate diversity.