Idaho Smart Growth

Idaho Smart Growth educates citizens about the impacts of growth in its state, builds a diverse group of Idahoan activists to uphold smart-growth policies, and supports decisionmakers and community leaders in implementing such policies. Founded in 2001, it has a core staff of three.

Idaho Smart Growth was a Brainerd Foundation grantee from 2007 to 2010.

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Idaho Smart Growth Grant history

2010

$650 - For leadership development. Opportunity fund

2010

$3,000 - To host a meeting of 14 organizations, Partners for Idaho's Future, to meet and collaborate on a strategy to ensure that sustainability is a key priority in Idaho. Opportunity fund

2009

$60,000 - To support sustainable land use in Idaho. Conservation policy

2009

$2,000 - For travel expenses to allow partner groups to attend the June 'Partners for Idaho's Future' meeting. Opportunity fund

2008

$20,000 - To commission an analysis on laws, policies and rules guiding state, county and local land use in the state. Conservation capacity

2008

$34,000 - To support the resources and outreach needed to promote smart growth in Idaho. Conservation policy

2007

$3,000 - To provide a messaging training session on Talking in Public about Growth and Development for a coalition of Idaho conservations groups. Opportunity fund