Each year, an estimated 200,000 men and women leave the military and transition to civilian life. To create better opportunities for military and military spouses to excel in Idaho, the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation created Mission43. Introduced in 2016, Mission43 brings together three premier veterans organizations focused on the pillars of education, employment, purpose, and connection.
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 is helping to 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 Whitewater 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.