2008 to 2009 Grants

2008 to 2009: $35,000

  • Idaho Mountain Search & Rescue Unit, Inc.: $3,900 for youth mountain safety training and for the purchase of new equipment.
  • Treasure Valley Family YMCA: $4,900 to promote interest in rock climbing and mountaineering for Treasure Valley youth.
  • Boise Philharmonic: $4,900 to facilitate greater access to symphony music by supporting the Verde Percussion Group’s outreach program for children.
  • Area School Districts (Caldwell, Kimberly, Meridian, Parma, Shoshone and Wendell): $1,000 each to purchase musical instruments for underprivileged elementary, middle school and junior high students.
  • Boise School District: $1,500 to assist Boise elementary and junior high students to rent music instruments.
  • Idaho Botanical Garden: $1,000 to support field trips for children with special needs.
  • Boise State University Music Department: $6,900

•  $4,900 to provide scholarships for junior and high school students to attend the 2009 Summer Chamber Music Camp

•  $2,000 to provide scholarship assistance for upper division or graduate voice majors who have demonstrated promising operatic potential and academic merit.

  • Boise State University Art Department: $4,900 for the Brian Patrick Meier Photography Scholarship for upper division or graduate photography majors who have demonstrated outstanding photography promise and academic merit.
  • Idaho Shakespeare Festival: $1,000 to support live, interpretive theatrical performances for young, deaf and hearing-impaired students.

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