First Federal Savings Bank Twin Falls

First Federal Foundation, Inc.

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Summer 2023 Application Period: May 1 - June 30

Grant requests need to be submitted online.

(The application link will appear here during acceptance periods.)


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Please have all checklist items ready for electronic submission prior to starting the grant application.

The First Federal Bank’s Board of Directors is deeply committed to supporting local efforts that enhance the wellbeing and quality of life of the people who live and work in our communities. To that end, in 2003, First Federal established the First Federal Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to serve the needs of its communities by actively seeking community development opportunities to support educational, civic, health, human services, social, and cultural organizations that address these objectives. Twice a year, the Foundation accepts applications and awards grants to fund local non-profits. To date, the First Federal Foundation has awarded more than $1.3 million to organizations serving our communities.

Winter 2022 Grant Recipients

Organization Name Project Description
Boys and Girls Club of the Magic Valley Indoor play structure
Kimberly High School Softball  Softball equipment
Magic Valley Marlins New timing system
Morningside Elementary PTO Portable sound system
The Optimist Club of Twin Falls Idaho Coats for kids
Tough Enough to Wear Pink Tablets and laptops
Twin Falls Lion's Club Vision screening machine
United Way of South Central Idaho ADA portable aquatic lift

Funding decisions will be made by the Foundation’s Board of Directors, who meet biannually in July and December. Grant awards are generally to capital projects between $1,000 - $5,000. The Foundation encourages applications from organizations within the Magic Valley and Mini-Cassia areas, and select projects in other communities First Federal serves.

The Foundation does not provide grants to support the following:

  • Individuals
  • Political causes
  • Religious organizations
  • Private clubs

In addition to completing the online grant application, the following items need to be attached and submitted electronically with the application submission.

  • Cover letter – to include the organization’s background and objectives
  • Sources of additional funding and/or letters of match commitment
  • Detailed proposed budget
  • State of Idaho Certificate of Incorporation and Articles of Incorporation, if organization is a 501(c)(3).
  • Letters of local/regional support. (Up to 3)
  • Project bid documents
  • IRS designation form
Organizations applying for First Federal Foundation Grants must qualify as exempt organizations under Sections 170(c)(1), 170(c)(2), or 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Foundation Financial Information - Form 990-PF

If you have any questions, please contact Valli Nelson at 208-933-3413 or

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