Two Local Nonprofits Win My Community Cares Grants from the Home Federal FoundationPrint Article
NAMPA, Idaho— Music Theatre of Idaho and Love INC of Treasure Valley will receive grants today from the Home Federal Foundation as the winners of the Foundation’s My Community Cares social giving campaign.
“We are deeply appreciative of the community’s help in choosing these worthy nonprofits to receive grants from the Foundation,” said David Eldred, senior vice president and director of marketing for Home Federal Bank. “Music Theatre of Idaho and Love, INC both help enrich the lives of all Treasure Valley residents, and we are thrilled to support them with these grants.”
“The Music Theatre of Idaho is blessed to have a community of supporters and fans who helped us achieve our goal,” said Jean Andrews, executive director of Music Theatre of Idaho. “We are grateful to Home Federal Bank for the opportunity to participate in the contest.”
“What a privilege to be a part of this exciting campaign. We feel honored to have the support of so many people from the community who helped us win,” said Lois Tupyi, executive director of Love INC of Treasure Valley. “We were a part of some wonderful and very worthy non-profits in our Valley.”
Nonprofits in Central Oregon, Western Oregon, and Idaho were invited to participate in the My Community Cares social giving campaign. Community members were encouraged to vote for their favorite nonprofits on the Home Federal Bank Facebook Page to select the winners of $25,000 in grants.
As the grand prize winner, Music Theatre of Idaho will receive $10,000 to continue to enrich the community with performances, sharing the value and magic of music and theater. Love INC of Treasure Valley received the next highest number of votes in Idaho and will receive a $5,000 grant to continue outreach and mobilizing local churches. Learn more about the My Community Cares contest and see the complete results at http://mycommunity.myhomefed.com.
About Home Federal Bank
Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. is headquartered in Nampa, Idaho, and is the parent company of Home Federal Bank, a community bank originally organized in 1920. The Company currently serves southwestern Idaho and Central and Western Oregon through 24 full-service branches and three commercial loan production offices. The Company's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "HOME" and is included in the Russell 2000 Index. For more information, visit the Company's web site at www.MyHomeFed.com.
About Music Theatre of Idaho
The Music Theatre of Idaho (MTI) provides rich and varied opportunities for performers and patrons by exploring the vast array of musical theatre literature available. MTI prepares and presents programs and services to as many members of the community as possible, not only through a traditional production program, but also through ARTS IN EDUCATION (out of school performances, visiting artists), and ARTS FOR EVERYONE (low cost/no cost season tickets). With this grant funding, MTI will provide outreach and education-based programming to students and teachers, aimed at access and inclusion of all audiences with particular attention to those with special needs, or who are at risk. The grant will also allow MTI to provide professional quality training and experiences to community members and guests. It is the goal of MTI to provide South West Idaho patrons with quality experiences uncharacteristic of smaller communities.
About Love INC. of Treasure Valley
Love INC of Treasure Valley’s mission is to mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities in the name of Christ. Love INC’s donated product and volunteer services are available to the general public, regardless of an individual’s faith or worldview. The organization serves adults of all ages and also the children and youth affected by their parents’ economic situation with free product assistance and classroom opportunities in our short- and long-term programs for those who are willing to engage. Winning this grant will support Transformational Programs, which employ classroom instruction on a variety of practicable topics such as finances, relationships and life skills. Group and personalized mentorship is offered to the participants, which is key to effecting lasting change in the lives of those in need. These free programs focus on building relationships, to bring about transformation resulting in sustainable lifestyles. Love INC of Treasure Valley is part of a nation-wide Love INC movement that began over 40 years ago. Love INC of Treasure Valley started operations in 1999 with one staff member and has grown to 13 staff (full-time and part-time) overseeing hundreds of volunteers from over 80 different churches.