Accelerating oportunities in Idaho
At the heart of our work is a desire to accelerate opportunities in Idaho – to cultivate and support partnerships that allow Idahoans to thrive and feel connected in their communities. To that end, our goal continues to be to make Idaho an exemplary model for innovative learning, a world-class destination for accessible recreation, and the most desirable state for life after the military.
In 2022 we granted $43.6 million toward innovative projects, organizations, and people who embody this vision for Idaho. Our giving reflects an Idaho that offers exemplary learning opportunities and one that enhances our collective sense of community. And most importantly, we believe in making Idaho stronger by investing in the potential of its individuals.
This past year, incredible construction progress was made on the Idaho Outdoor Fieldhouse. The Fieldhouse will be a state-of-the-art facility, sitting on seven acres adjacent to the Boise River in Barber Valley. The Fieldhouse campus will serve as headquarters for Mission43 and the Challenged Athletes Foundation – Idaho and provide comprehensive physical training and wellness support to members of both organizations.
Mission43 continues to grow its network of over 7,500 members statewide and continues to empower military veterans and spouses to become leaders in their civilian lives. In 2022, Mission43 supported and advanced education for over 150 members, leading to new jobs, workforce promotions, and an improved quality of life.
Our commitment to growing school choice in Idaho continues with the leadership of Bluum. Bluum supported the development and opening of three new schools in 2022, bringing our “20-in-10” initiative total to 31 new charter schools throughout Idaho. These schools are proudly serving 14,000 Idaho children.
Joe and Kathryn Albertson loved Idaho and the Boise community where they lived. I think they would be proud of the impact our work continues to make today and for the future of our great state.
Accelerating oportunities in Idaho
Investing time, energy, and resources into: Limitless Learning, Stronger Communities, and Innovative Leaders.
Idaho as an exemplary model for innovative learning.
Idaho as a destination for accessible world-class recreation.
Idaho as the most desirable state for life after the military.
Challenged Athletes Foundation
Boise Whitewater Park
Kathryn Albertson Park
Idaho Outdoor Fieldhouse
Kids attended one of the 31 high-performing schools created for Idaho students
Veterans and their spouses took advantage of employment, education, and engagement opportunities through Mission43
-square-foot state-of-the-art facility on a 7-acre campus for veterans, adaptive athletes, and their families to pursue well-being through recreation and community
With construction underway for over a year, the Idaho Outdoor Fieldhouse will be completed in 2023. Mission43 members and CAF will continue their great partnership and take advantage of the state-of-the-art facility and campus. A place that is forged for those who never stop! The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation have set out to make Idaho a destination for world-class recreation and the most desirable state for life after the military. The challenges of an adaptive athlete often parallel those of a transitioning military veteran, and together these two organizations have formed an incredible partnership and are ready to begin operating out of this world-class facility.Read More about the Fieldhouse
Challenged Athletes Foundation – Idaho (CAF) is building a community that is making dreams a reality for so many. At CAF Idaho, athletes of all abilities have the opportunity to experience the joy of sport. At CAF Idaho's second climbing event, athletes were joined by legendary climber Mark Wellman, the first para athlete to climb El Cap in Yosemite, at the Idaho Mountain Festival for a weekend of climbing at the City of Rocks. They met the physical and mental challenges of indoor and outdoor climbing, and received an introduction to climbing while bonding around campfires — both firsts for many of the athletes.Read More About CAF
Through innovation and collaboration, RISE Charter School is giving their community’s students a choice in education, and a chance to experience a better way to learn. Just outside of Twin Falls, Idaho, lies the quiet, rural town of Kimberly with a pastoral beauty that is of a place from the past. Yet, when it comes to education, Kimberly school leaders are looking toward the future. RISE Charter and other Bluum partner schools offer a robust choice of learning opportunities that help children, families, and educators achieve more and do better.Learn More About RISE Charter
Over $ 100 million Given
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