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 Museum and Curatorial Studies
John Bybee Idaho State University Art Education
Desarae Driggers College of Western Idaho Liberal Arts
Alex Fay Pomona College Computer Science and Education
McNay McNay Boise State University Political Science
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
Add the Words, Idaho Boise, Idaho Visit
Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence Boise, Idaho Visit
Inland Oasis Moscow, Idaho Visit
Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Inc. Boise, Idaho Visit
North Idaho Pride Alliance Post Falls, Idaho Visit
The Community Center Boise, Idaho Visit

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