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During the COVID-19 pandemic, the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation remains committed to being responsive to the needs of Idaho communities. The Foundation’s […]


We invest our resources based on a passion for limitless learning, innovation, and strong communities. We are dedicated to expanding ways to learn and enhancing sense of place and community for all Idahoans.


The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation has awarded the Boise-based education nonprofit Bluum $1.5 million to fund an all-day kindergarten pilot for 17 Idaho schools. The grant support will allow 1,000 children to attend all-day kindergarten free of charge.

The Report Card No Idaho Parent Wants

What would happen in your household if your child came home with a report card filled with a few Cs, quite a few Ds and some Fs?

By Roger Quarles

Mission43 One Year Anniversary Marks Impact for Idaho Veterans

Wednesday, March 15 marks the one year anniversary that Mission43 launched in effort to advance opportunities for the 50,000 post-9/11 Idaho veterans and military spouses; to further their education, obtain gainful employment, leverage their skills and experience for meaningful purpose, and find a stronger connection to their communities.

J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation awards $32M in 2016

The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation granted over $32 million in 2016 to benefit Idaho students, veterans, and communities. With commitment to grow opportunities for Idahoans statewide, the foundation awarded grants to 62 nonprofit organizations, providing them the ability to further their work and strengthen their impact in their respective areas of focus.

Launching Mission43 and Creating Communities for Veterans to Lead Idaho

Coming out of the 4th of July weekend, it’s a great time to reflect on what makes our nation great as well as the patriots, who at great personal risk, have willingly stepped up with great courage to protect her. Greatness doesn’t just happen—it’s a process built in trust over time and is based on timeless values, a commitment to the greater good and with leaders worth following.

Super Powers Within Reach for Idaho Students

Four years ago, Sal Khan presented his vision of a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere to a sold out crowd in downtown Boise. He talked about reinventing education and his online learning platform Khan Academy.

Helping Idaho Teens Take the Future into Their Hands

In the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation’s ongoing effort to make the needs and voice of students Idaho’s top priority, I’m especially proud of our latest initiative Buck The Quo.

Board activity benefits Idaho youth

It has been an eventful few weeks at the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation. We’re proud to be a part of several exciting developments in our communities.

Albertson Family Foundation awards $3.5M to whitewater park

The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation announced today a $3.5 million grant to finish the second phase of the Boise River Park, a gift that will further revitalize the whitewater recreation park area in downtown Boise’s West End.

SURVEY: Idahoans dissatisfied with education system

Almost 75 percent of Idahoans would prefer their child attend a private or public charter school, a survey released Tuesday from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation reports.