One of our newest grantees, Inclusive Idaho, was created in the late spring of 2020 by a group of BIPOC Idahoans who believed that a better Idaho was possible—and we were ready to invest right away in their work to make that vision a reality.
Started as a vigil for George Floyd and other Black people killed by police, Inclusive Idaho has grown quickly out of the need for more racial justice organizing work in Idaho.
In just the past few months, this new organization has led numerous community discussions and trainings, and met with local and statewide education leaders to engage in conversations around closing the opportunity gap for all Idaho students. They’re developing innovative programming, from counseling scholarships for BIPOC LGBTQ+ youth, to inclusive outdoors and workplace inclusion planning—all in the midst of a global pandemic.
Only months ago, a community response to systemic injustice demonstrated that Idaho wanted and was ready for this kind of change. Inclusive Idaho responded swiftly to meet that need, and is showing the world exactly what this change looks like.
Originally printed in Pride Foundation’s 2019-2020 Gratitude Report