The Boise-based J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation has announced that it awarded grants totaling $24.5 million in 2015 to benefit veterans, students, and families across the state.
Among the fifty-nine nonprofit organizations who received grants from the foundation, four received a total of $2 million to help Idaho veterans find jobs, connect socially, and develop purpose as they transition from the military to civilian life. "The Albertson family believes that veterans deserve the best support possible," said Albertson Family Foundation executive director Roger Quarles. "Wyakin Warriors Idaho, Hire Heroes USA, Team Rubicon, and Team Red, White and Blue have an excellent track record for serving veterans. What is really special is that they've come together to create a unique partnership that will provide services exclusively for Idaho veterans."
In addition, the foundation awarded $300,000 to the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline to support the organization's efforts to provide crisis text and message services for Idaho teens; $1 million to North Idaho College in Coeur d'Alene to complete a new career and technical education center designed to meet industry demand for qualified, well-trained graduates in high-need career and technical fields; and, in partnership with Khan Academy, a grant in support of LearnStorm 2016, a statewide math competition in which Idaho students can compete to earn prizes for themselves and their school.
For a complete list of the foundation's 2015 grant recipients, visit the Albertson Family Foundation website.