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Morbeck Foundation accepting grant applications

Local Editor | February 7, 2023 1:00 AM

WALLACE — The Frank A. Morbeck Community Foundation recently announced that they have begun accepting applications for their 2023 grant cycle.

The Wallace-based Morbeck Foundation has donated more than $3 million since its inception in 2001 and is opening up applications for youth and community categories.

According to a recent release from the foundation, youth grants applications must seek to foster, develop, and encourage the participation of Wallace area youth in recreational, athletic, academic or learning programs.

This applies to any and all youth within the boundaries of the Wallace School District No. 393.

Community grants must be for local organizations within the Wallace community.

The deadline for submitting applications is March 1, and then following the March meeting of the Morbeck Foundation’s Board of Directors, their selections will be announced in April.

All grants and awards will be made at the discretion of the directors, who are from the Wallace community, and the awards are derived from the income and earnings generated by the foundation.

The foundation is an Idaho nonprofit corporation that was created by Frank A. Morbeck to benefit the quality of life in and throughout the community and surrounding area of Wallace by fostering and enhancing charitable giving and philanthropic purposes.

Morbeck died in May 2000 at the age of 78, following his passing he left the majority of his estate to the foundation.

“Mr. Morbeck strongly believed that the future of any community was its youth, and his purpose in forming the foundation was to provide a means upon which the community and its youth could enjoy the benefits of his years of investing in the community,” said Foundation president Michael Branstetter.

To obtain an application form, please contact the Secretary of the Morbeck Foundation, Julie Magnuson, at P.O. Box 1089, Wallace, ID 83873, 208-556-3888, or by email at

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