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.

Region Contact

  • Steve Martin
  • Regional Philanthropy Officer in Idaho
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Current Idaho Scholars

Name School Area of Study
Maxwell Blue College of Western Idaho Liberal Arts, Studio Art
Maxwell Blue College of Western Idaho Museum and Curatorial Studies
John Bybee Idaho State University Art Education
Colten Boyd Idaho State University Nursing
Dalton Dagondon Tiegs Boise State University Ethnic Studies
Desarae Driggers College of Western Idaho Liberal Arts
Connor Dyas Idaho State University Law Enforcement
Kim Flynn Pomona College Computer Science and Education
Adan Longoria Jr. Boise State University Nursing
Anna McClain-Sims Yale University Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
McNay McNay Boise State University Political Science
Osaze Ogbeide Western Oregon University American Sign Language/English Interpreting
Dianne Piggott Idaho State University Counseling
Ollie Shannon Boise State University Anthropology
Jett Smith Idaho State University Secondary Education
Rilee Thacker Renaissance High School Journalism
Alyssa Wainaina Boise State University Sociology
Astrid Wilde Boise State University Games, Interactive Media, and Mobile Technologies

Current Idaho Grantees

Organization Name City, State Website
ACLU of Idaho Boise, Idaho Visit
American Civil Liberties Union, Idaho Boise, Idaho Visit
Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence Boise, Idaho Visit
Inland Oasis Moscow, Idaho Visit
Neighbors N Need Post Falls, Idaho Visit
Neighbors N Need Post Falls, Idaho Visit
North Idaho AIDS Coalition (NIAC) Coeur D'Alene, Idaho Visit
North Idaho Pride Alliance Post Falls, Idaho Visit
North Idaho Pride Alliance Post Falls, Idaho Visit
Panhandle Health District Hayden, Idaho Visit
Pocatello High School Pocatello, Idaho Visit
The Community Center Boise, Idaho Visit
The Sierra Club Foundation — Idaho Chapter Boise, Idaho Visit
The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Boise, Idaho Visit
The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Boise, Idaho Visit
University of Idaho Moscow, Idaho Visit
University of Idaho Moscow, Idaho Visit

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