Intermountain West Funder Network Small Grants Program


The IMWFN believes that the Intermountain West can be viewed as a laboratory for innovation and leadership related to how local communities engage in important growth and development decisions. In response to this opportunity, the IMWFN created a small grants program with the investments and support of five of its members: the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, the L.P. Brown Foundation, the LOR Foundation, the Lund Foundation and the George B. Storer Foundation.

The small grants program identified existing and emerging projects across the Intermountain West that are using creative and resourceful means to engage people in strengthening their communities and serving as good stewards of natural resources.

The primary focus of the small grants program will be to lift up examples of innovations that expand our thinking about how a community or region is engaging its constituents to create innovative solutions to a variety of topical issues, e.g., sustainable land use, water, public lands, etc.

The Small Grants Program is closed to new applications. Award decisions have been made and awardee organizations have been notified.


Selected Projects

Congratulations to the IMWFN Small Grants Awardees!

IMWFN Small Grants Program
Awards – November 1, 2012

Seven organizations received awards totaling $62,000.

Community Food & Agriculture, Building Missoula’s capacity to conserve threatened farmland via grassroots land use planning, Missoula MT
Award: $9,000

Craighead Institute, Wildlife Mapping Tools for Sustainable Development, Bozeman, MT
Award: $13,000

Idaho Smart Growth, Idaho Fiscal Impact Model for Small Communities, Boise, ID
Award: $13,000  

La Asociación de la Comunidad de San Clemente, Turning Development in the West on its Head: Exploring the Re-aggregation and Conservation of Historic Land Grants – Los Lunas, NM
Award: $2,500

Salmon Valley Stewardship, Conservation Academy for Idaho and Montana Real Estate Professionals: A Regional Approach to Promoting Responsible Development, Salmon, ID
Award: $9,000 

Santo Domingo Tribe, Santo Domingo Community Master Plan, Santo Domingo, NM Award: $2,500

Walk Denver, Better Block Five Points, Denver, CO
Award: $13,000