Rotary Club of Boise Southwest, Idaho

Boise Southwest Rotary Foundation has announced 2023 grant recipients.

Boise Southwest Rotary Foundation 

MEDIA CONTACT:  Janie Best, 208.949.5697, 


Boise Southwest Rotary Foundation Grants Awarded 

Boise, ID:   The Boise Southwest Rotary Foundation, whose mission is to improve the lives of those in our community, is pleased to announce that 2023 grants have been awarded. 

Each year, the Foundation requests grant applications from local 501 © 3 charities whose activities benefit our community.  We are pleased to announce the following recipients: 

  • Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers-$2,000 grant.  This organization is located in Boise, ID and provides early childhood education and nurturing to over 150 Treasure Valley children annually by ensuring school readiness, empowering families, and building strong futures.  The grant funding will be used for the Zoophonics program, which enhances reading capabilities.  Learn more at 

  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Idaho-$1,000.  This organization grants life changing wishes to children with critical illnesses throughout the state of Idaho.  Funds will be used to grant wishes to children in the Treasure Valley.  Learn more at Make-A-Wish® Idaho 

  • Boise Columbian Club- $775.  For over 130 years the Boise Columbian Club has had a vital impact in our community: from creating the first library in Idaho to supporting women's rights. The funds will be used to provide prizes to high school students who are winners in the writing contest focusing on Save our Planet. 

About Boise Southwest Rotary Club:  Rotary is a service organization whose goal is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.  The Foundation was formed to provide an avenue to distribute funds locally and internationally to fulfill the 7 areas of focus for Rotary International:  Promoting peace, Fighting disease, Providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene, Saving mothers and children, Supporting education, Growing local economies and Protecting the environment.  The Rotary Club of Boise Southwest meets every Wednesday at noon at the Riverside Hotel in Garden City, ID.