Every year hundreds of Idaho school children lack support to be successful in school. In most cases, their family cannot afford to provide for their basic needs. The IEA Children’s Fund is a way for you to provide a tax-deductible gift to some of Idaho’s neediest school children. Your donation will help to purchase food, school supplies, health care, and assistance for a child in need.
Virtually all administrative and staff costs of the Fund are paid by the Idaho Education Association. That means that nearly 100 percent of your contribution will reach our students in need. Since its establishment, the Fund has responded to requests from members for aid in a wide variety of circumstances.
For IEA Members
How can I contribute to the Fund?
We have provided a voluntary check-off space on the IEA membership enrollment form to enable your tax-deductible contribution to be included with your monthly payroll deduction. If you would prefer to make a cash contribution, you may do so by sending your check made payable to IEA Children’s Fund, c/o Idaho Education Association, PO Box 2638, Boise, ID 83701. Members of the public are welcome to donate, too.
How do I make a request for a grant?
You are just a click away! Fill out our online form to make a request. There is never any red tape or lengthy delay for members who want to access the Fund. We only have two rules for honoring donation requests: 1) the request must come from an IEA member, and 2) there must be a sufficient balance in the Fund. That’s it! All requests are handled discreetly and in confidence, so the recipients are not embarrassed by the donations. In fact, often it is the member involved who actually delivers or arranges for the needed services.