What is Philanthropy Day?

A program of the Idaho Nonprofit Center, this November celebration aims to uplift the importance and power of the nonprofit sector in Idaho. It will highlight exceptional community stories in order to encourage and inspire more Idahoans to give their time, talent, and treasure back to nonprofits in their local community.

Where we need your help: we are asking our partners (that's you!) to let us know about powerful examples of philanthropic work and nonprofit excellence that you have seen in the communities where you work. Below you will find descriptions of each award category and instructions on how to submit a nominee.

The best nominations will be stories that are highly relatable to the general public — that is, stories that show examples of organizations, volunteers, donors, etc. going above and beyond to do something extraordinary in their community.

Nominations close July 31st, 2024.
Philanthropy Day Award Nomination Categories
  • Treasured Philanthropic Company: An outstanding company or foundation that has shown innovation or leadership in their philanthropic giving to nonprofits.
  • Talented Nonprofit: A nonprofit that is an innovative leader in its field, is vocal and visible in their field, collaborates with other organizations and sets an example for others.
  • Talented Volunteer Manager: An individual adult (21 years or older) who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and management of volunteers or has gone above and beyond to mobilize volunteers to meet a new or urgent need in their community.
  • *Treasured Adult Philanthropist: An individual adult (21 years and older) who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in philanthropic giving efforts and/or projects benefiting charitable organizations or has gone above and beyond to meet a new or emerging need in the community.
  • *Timeless Adult Volunteer: An individual adult (21 years and older) who has demonstrated exceptional leadership through a significant amount of service and volunteerism in their community.
  • *Timeless Youth Philanthropist: An individual youth (under 21 years) who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in philanthropic efforts, including volunteerism, and/or and/or projects benefiting charitable organizations. 

*These awards exclude the paid president, CEO, or executive director of a nonprofit organization and will be in the running for the Cecil D. Andrus Award.

Philanthropy Day Nomination Guidelines: any individual or organization may submit nominations for one or more award(s). To submit more than one nomination, you will have to submit this form more than once. The application must be completed in its entirety to be considered. The quality of the nomination is more important than the quantity of submissions. 

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* 1. Your name  (First and Last):

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* 2. Your email:

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* 3. Your phone number:

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* 4. Do you wish to remain anonymous?

Please click the NEXT button below to answer the next set of questions to complete the nomination process!  Thank you!

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