C of I Student Philanthropy Council awards grants May 20
2008. 05. 16.
CALDWELL The College of Idaho Student Philanthropy Council will present $20,100 worth of grants to five Treasure Valley non-profit organizations on Tuesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in the Hendren Board Room on the third floor of Sterry Hall.
The Student Philanthropy Council is in its third year and is entirely student run. Money for the grants comes from the Seagraves Family Foundation.
More than 60 organizations applied for grant money. Awards were given to:
- The Cabin ($5,000) For the Arts and Education writing program for at-risk youth, isolated schools and schools without writing programs.
- The Center for Emerging Futures ($2,000) To fund the organization of a Middle Eastern Village Square for Treasure Valley residents, where Israelis and Palestinians will share new conflict-resolution tools.
- Giraffe Laugh ($5,500) - Funding for year-round preschooler activities, including trips to Zoo Boise, gymnastics and swimming.
- Idaho Education Foundation ($4,000) - Jackets, glasses, shoes, clothes and school supplies for low-income children.
- Planned Parenthood ($3,600) To hire an educational director to start a Planned Parenthood education class for Caldwell residents.
Student Alex Theiler, who is chairman of the philanthropy council, said the experience of being able to award grants was powerful for him.
Because of the money from the Seagraves Family Foundation, we are able to make a huge positive difference in an organization's well being, said Theiler, who has worked on the philanthropy council for the past two years. When people ask me what I would do with the lotto money, I reply, I win the lottery every year, and every year we give it all back.'