Here at Bews Foundation, we are driven by a single goal; to fulfill the charitable goals of Ed and Shirley to those charitable organizations that are organized and administered under Idaho law and operate primarily in the Treasury Valley. Grants will first be awarded in 2019 calendar year.
For grant requests less than $10,000 a grant letter request and a copy of your IRS determination letter is needed to be sent to Derek Pica as shown on the contacts page. For grants of a larger amount please complete the attached request form at the bottom of this page and email it to Derek Pica as shown on the contacts page.
Grants will be awarded bi-annually in the spring and fall for grants received by April 30th and September 30th.
Purpose. The Foundation is created and shall be operated exclusively for
religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty
to children or animals, pursuant to the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Code.
Charitable Beneficiaries, as defined include the folllowing:
1. Boise State University.
a. To fund the Bronco Athletic Association, including but not limited
to one or more student athletic scholarship endowments;
b. To fund a new football stadium or stadium expansion;
c. To fund a medical school;
d. To fund the College of Health Sciences; and
e. To fund the Boise State University Foundation, Inc., to promote
academic programs and scholarships at Boise State University.
2. Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Inc., for its general purposes.
a. To hospitals and other health care organizations for the purpose of
improving the health of individuals, eradicating disease, or alleviating pain; and
b. To medical researchers, medical research centers, hospitals and
other charitable organizations for the purpose of furthering medical and health research to better
the health of individuals or to directly conduct such activities.
a. To scholarship funds or foundations of colleges, universities,
vocational schools, college preparatory schools, private high schools, secondary schools, primary
schools and pre-schools;
b. To colleges, universities, vocational schools, college preparatory
schools, private and public high schools, secondary schools, primary schools and pre-schools for
their general financial assistance or specific programs, uses or purposes of such educational
c. To public libraries, other organizations, and individuals for the
purpose of promoting and rewarding self-education efforts.
5. Relief for the Economically Disadvantaged. To charitable organizations
that support or promote the health, welfare and care of the underprivileged, poor, elderly, or the
chemically addicted, including charitable organizations that provide food, housing and clothing
or direct financial assistance for the purchase of housing to economically disadvantaged
individuals and families.
6. Environment. To charitable organizations whose purpose it is to protect or
preserve the natural environment, preserve plants, animals and natural communities by
protecting the lands and water upon which they are located and/or educating the public about the
natural enviromnent and human relationships with plants and animals; and
7. Community. To charitable organizations that support or conduct programs
for community enhancement and that are well managed and financially responsible, including
but not limited to charitable organizations that support museums and parks.
8. Promotion of the Arts. To charitable organizations and individuals for the
promotion and furtherance of the arts, including but not limited to art education, in the form of
general financial assistance or funding for specific programs, uses or purposes.
9. Promotion of Historic Preservation. To charitable organizations that are
involved in saving, restoring and preserving historic buildings, sites and artifacts.
10. Care and Rehabilitation of Youth. To charitable organizations and
individuals for the purpose of providing benefits to and activities for youths, or care or
rehabilitation of youths, in the form of general financial assistance or funding for specific
programs, uses or purposes.
11. Women's and Family Assistance. To charitable organizations and
individuals for the purpose of (i) providing benefits to and activities for women and families in
need; (ii) the care or rehabilitation of women and families in need; (iii) promoting self-sufficiency for women and families in need; (iv) providing housing for women and families
in need; and (v) the betterment in general of women and families.
12. Civil Liberties. To support charitable organizations and individuals for the
purpose of (i) protecting individual freedom in the United States; (ii) educating Americans as to
their basic civil liberties; and (iii) guarding against unwarranted governmental control.
13. Miscellaneous. To any one or more charitable organizations and
individuals solely for a charitable purpose described in the Section of this Article titled "Purpose."