Based in Idaho’s scenic state capital of Boise—the City of Trees—Pride Foundation’s work in Idaho is led by one full-time regional philanthropy officer who works closely with passionate and tireless volunteers and board members throughout the state, from Post Falls to Pocatello.

Idaho has no statewide protections for LGBTQ+ people, despite more than a decade of grassroots efforts to get the Republican-majority Legislature to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to Idaho’s Human Rights Act as protected classes. Despite oftentimes fierce pushback, thirteen cities have come together to adopt ordinances protecting LGBTQ+ residents from discrimination.

Pride Foundation is proud to partner with many organizations and local leaders across Idaho who share our vision of a world in which all LGBTQ+ youth, adults and families enjoy the freedom to live safely, openly, and genuinely.

Current Idaho Scholars

Name School Area of Study
Wilver Coria College of Western Idaho Nursing
Jade Forrest Boise State University Computer Science, Sociology
Travis Gray University of Idaho Art and English, Creative Writing
Theo Kitsinger Tufts University Interdisciplinary Art
Austin Leger Idaho State University Paramedic Sciences Program
Bibiana Ortiz Boise State Universtiy Sociology & Ethnic Studies
Jesus Pardue The College of Idaho Pre-Medicine
Isa Young Portland State University Psychology

Current Idaho Grantees

Organization Name City, State Website
Add the Words Idaho Boise, Idaho Visit
Centro de Comunidad y Justicia Boise, Idaho Visit
Idaho Chapter Sierra Club Boise, Idaho Visit
Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence Boise, Idaho Visit
Immigrant Justice Idaho Boise, Idaho Visit
Inclusive Idaho Boise, Idaho Visit
Indigenous Idaho Alliance Boise, Idaho Visit
Inland Oasis, Inc. Moscow, Idaho Visit
Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Inc. Boise, Idaho Visit
North Idaho AIDS Coalition (NIAC) Coeur D'Alene, Idaho Visit
North Idaho Pride Alliance Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Visit
The Community Center Boise, Idaho Visit
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Boise, Idaho Visit

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