Together Treasure Valley Provides Funding to Area Projects

Together Treasure Valley, a collaboration of area organizations committed to investing in our communities and making the Treasure Valley an even better place to live, work, and play, has committed a total of $156,340 in 2022 for eight projects in the valley.

Together Treasure Valley started in 2016, with a team of community-minded companies that vowed to find and fund projects that would have a lasting and meaningful impact in the Treasure Valley.

Since then, with the support of various organizations and business leaders, Together Treasure Valley has committed funding to more than 40 projects, totaling approximately $1,007,000.

Funding has been provided for a wide variety of projects, some that have benefitted libraries, those facing homelessness, seniors needing transportation, children entering kindergarten, and dogs needing a park to roam. Together Treasure Valley has funded art initiatives, including a musical art park, and provided more than 60 benches around the valley for a place to promote community conversations.

2022 Project Funding 

Together Treasure Valley allocated $156,340 in 2022 to the following projects:

  • Wassmuth Center for Human Rights – $30,000 – Bas Relief Sculpture 

This funding is for the creation and installation of a Bas Relief Sculpture, created by Benjamin Victor, as part of the “Building Our Futures” campaign. The sculpture will be located in the new First Peoples Welcome Plaza.

  • Treasure Valley Family YMCA – $25,000 – Kid Zone

This funding is for naming rights for the future Downtown Boise YMCA’s Kid Zone reception area and is part of the new Downtown Boise YMCA capital campaign. The Y will be the anchor of a mixed-use four-block catalytic revitalization project. Support of the legacy project not only increases the number of children that the Y will be able to serve within the Kid Zone, but will also help leverage community partnerships, increase the scope and magnify the life-changing services that the Y provides for Treasure Valley residents.

  • Zoo Boise – $50,000 – Red Panda Exhibit 

Friends of Zoo Boise is in the first phase of The Heart of the Zoo Capital Campaign. Renovations include a new Red Panda Exhibit. This funding allows for naming rights for the Red Panda Exhibit benches, where visitors can spend time sitting and relaxing while watching one of the most popular animals in the zoo.

  • Leap Housing – $11,573 – Landscaping Buffer

Taft Homes is Boise’s first community through a partnership with a faith-based organization to create essential affordable housing on church-owned land. This funding is provided for a landscaping buffer between the new two-unit rental housing and Collister United Methodist Church-owned land.

  • Greater Middleton Parks and Recreation District – $16,000 – Bleachers

This park improvement funding will allow for aluminum bleachers to be added behind the backstops of the new baseball diamonds at Foote Park in Middleton.

  • Children’s Museum of Idaho – $3,000 – Outdoor Musical Instruments

The new outdoor Glockenspiel and Bongo Drums musical instruments provide an engaging setting for young museum visitors to experience the joy of playing music. Playing music can be fun and also help build confidence, reasoning skills, and cognitive development, as well as encourage creativity and self-expression.

  • Land Trust of the Treasure Valley – $10,000- All Weather Trail Recrowning

This funding is to help with the recrowning costs for the All-Weather Trail at Harrison Hollow Nature Area. This popular mile-long trail, that runs from the parking area through the valley, recently went through a process that stabilizes the underlying soil, aids drainage, and helps prevent erosion. This gives the “all-weather trail” back to the community and helps ensure access to the natural beauty of our Treasure Valley foothills year-round..

  • Surel’s Place – $10,767 – Public Art Mural 

Funding will be used toward the creation of a public art mural through Surel’s Place’s Garden City Placemaking Fund. Surel’s Place mission is to support artists and ensure that art and those who create it continue to play a vital and essential role in our future.

View the projects that have received funding and learn about the partners that support Together Treasure Valley.

Project funding requests can be submitted through the site as well, for future consideration.

Interested in joining Together Treasure Valley?

Thanks to community-minded businesses in our area that support Together Treasure Valley, we have been able to provide funding to various projects each year since our inception. To learn more about becoming a 2023 partner, inquire through this form or email and request partnership information.

Thank you to the following 2022 Together Treasure Valley partners: 

Blue Cross of Idaho *  Boise Airport * CBH Homes * Delta Dental of Idaho * Hawkins Companies

 Idaho Central Credit Union * Idaho Statesman * Intermountain Gas Kendall Auto Group * Lysi Bishop Real Estate * Mountain West Bank



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Amazing things happen … when we all join together

When Together Treasure Valley started in 2016, our team of community minded companies vowed to find and fund projects that would have a lasting and meaningful impact in our valley. In our first year, we made six library grants benefiting readers of all ages at Boise, Caldwell, Eagle, Garden City, Meridian and Nampa Public Libraries. We also invested in two major public artwork projects spanning the Valley from the Vista corridor in Boise (2021 installation) to Caldwell’s Indian Creek Park, and provided 50 “Together” benches that we placed throughout the valley to promote community conversations.

Since then, our partners have continued to select more projects to fund that benefit those who call the Treasure Valley home. We have funded a variety of community projects, including updates for some local library patrons to investing in a community interactive art sculpture. We contributed to some programs that educate and enrich the lives of children and their teachers. To help some of our littlest citizens prepare for a bright educational future, we invested in foundational literacy tools. We provided the capital needed to house a public service focused on ending homelessness and donated funds to create a playground on The Salvation Army’s new campus.

In addition, we committed funds that allowed Metro Community Services to purchase an additional vehicle to help meet the increasing demand for free transportation services to seniors in Canyon County.

Learn more about these and other projects we have funded on our Projects page. We seek community input on ways we can continue to make an impact in the Treasure Valley. Please send us your ideas for projects, and your concerns and hopes for the future of the Treasure Valley.

Together Treasure Valley Sponsors

Together Treasure Valley is a collaboration of area businesses committed to investing in our communities and making the Treasure Valley an even better place to live, work and play.

When asked “What lasting impression do y/sponsorsou hope Together Treasure Valley will have?”, Greg Donaca, President and CEO, Delta Dental of Idaho and a Together Treasure Valley partner responded, “Together Treasure Valley is a manifestation of people who care. I hope to maintain our reputation for caring about one another and preserve our quality of life as we experience continued growth and prosperity in this region.” Visit our Partners page and learn more about the businesses that support Together Treasure Valley and make this all possible.

Thanks to the following businesses for their involvement and support of Together Treasure Valley 2022: Blue Cross of Idaho, Boise Airport, CBH Homes, Delta Dental of Idaho, Hawkins Companies, Idaho Central Credit Union, Idaho Statesman, Intermountain Gas, Kendall Auto Group, Lysi Bishop Real Estate and Mountain West Bank. Interested in joining this group as a Together Treasure Valley supporter? Email to inquire.

Share your Ideas!

If you have ideas about ways we can enhance our community, please share them with us. Our aim will be to pick projects that will leave a lasting, physical impression for years to come. Tell us why we should consider your project, and how it will make a noticeable difference in our community. Together Treasure Valley funding for individual projects has ranged from $3,000 to $53,000. Submit your ideas, and share with us why you think the Treasure Valley is such a special place.

Together we are making the Treasure Valley better.

We want to hear from you!

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