Apr. 6, 2016

Albertson Family Foundation awards $3.5M to whitewater park

by J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation

The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation announced today a $3.5 million grant to finish the second phase of the Boise River Park, a gift that will further revitalize the whitewater recreation park area in downtown Boise’s West End.

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Dec. 29, 2014

Nampa Dog Park gets surprise Christmas gift

by ​Jess Flynn

A surprise gift from Santa will benefit the dogs of Nampa. Parks employees found $500 cash that Santa left in the donation box at Nampa Dog Park Friday. The wrinkled white envelope contained three $100 bills and four $50 bills and said Merry Christmas – Santa on the front.

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Nov. 12, 2015

Boise Engineers are Working Towards Fighting Poverty in Sierra Leone

John Bart, a local Boise scientist, is working towards fighting poverty in the poorest country in the world. Bart founded Village Hope Inc 8 years ago, in order to gather Boise’s top engineers and experts to combat the poverty in Sierra Leone. They created a scientific plan to help start business, improve education, and stop hunger. Village Hope Inc is planning on implementing their plan this month by opening a processing plant in the Northern Province. This facility will create jobs for the local populous, which will lead to better health services and education. All of this work is being done in an overall goal to create a lasting change in one of the poorest regions on earth. 

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May. 15, 2015

Micron Foundation Donates $100K to Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County

by The Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County is pleased to announce that they have received a grant award of $100,000 from the Micron Foundation. The grant is for the Meridian Club Expansion Project located on the corner of Pine and Meridian Road in downtown Meridian. 

Funding from the Micron Foundation will support a portion of the project which includes the new technology center, teen center, and gymnasium. This expansion will allow the Clubs to increase the number of children served and to end the summer waiting list that often exceeded 100 children and teens. 

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