In the next four years, an estimated 1 million men and women are expected to leave the military and transition to civilian life. Mission43 has brought four premier veterans organizations together so those who served in the armed forces and their spouses have the resources to excel in that transition. Focused on the pillars of education, employment, purpose, and social connect, Mission43 has created the environment for these men and women to lead, learn, and inspire throughout Idaho.
Idaho has the sixth-highest suicide rate in the nation. To help address the issue, the Albertson Family Foundation granted $300,000 to help the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline implement crisis text and chat capabilities for teens. The grant is a start for what Idaho needs to invest for comprehensive suicide prevention funding for the state’s young people.
Rhodes Park is a premier Northwest skateboarding destination with more than an acre of covered concrete skateable terrain. Designed by world-renowned Grindline Skateparks, the park provides a place for Treasure Valley children, teens and families of all skating abilities to learn, create, challenge and socialize. The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation, alongside the Boise Skateboard Association and the City of Boise, funded and facilitated the community collaboration and partnership.
A $4 million lead gift to the Treasure Valley Family YMCA in 2014 will help create a first-of-its-kind, collaborative YMCA facility in south Meridian. The campus will be home to a YMCA, an elementary school, an aquatics center, a gym and a park.
The Boise River Park is a paddler’s paradise located near downtown Boise. The publicly owned whitewater park is operated by the City of Boise and features waves for surfing or kayaking year-round. The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation donated $1.7 million to complete funding for construction of the park in 2011.
In late 2014, the Albertson Family Foundation announced a $1 million gift to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County to help support the capital campaign to build and upgrade facilities that serve some of the Treasure Valley’s most vulnerable children.
In 2013, the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation granted $1 million to the capital campaign of the Salvation Army’s Marian Pritchett School Program for Pregnant and Parenting Girls in Boise. The grant ensured the doors of the school, which provides numerous programs that help students complete high school and go on to post-secondary education, would stay open.