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BCHI Foundation

Purpose & Definition The Foundation as related to BCHI

1. What we are:
The Foundation is a sister corporation to the BCHI and operates under its own By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation within the framework of a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. The Foundation was incorporated in September 1999.

2. What we do:
The Foundation was established to provide an avenue for any BCHI Chapter to solicit funds that would go to the Foundation and be distributed to the local Chapter(s) within the guidelines specified by the donor of the funds. By allocation of the funds through the Foundation, the donation becomes a tax write-off for the donor and tax-free income to the Chapter(s). This is achievable due to the Foundation’s non-profit status. One of the responsibilities of the Foundation Director, or Alternate, is to express its Chapter’s needs in terms of projects and funds required.

3. What are our goals?
It is our goal that every chapter provide a representative to serve on the Foundation. The Foundation meets once a year at the BCHI State Convention and conducts business throughout the year via email and phone. The Foundation will help local Chapters in grant writing, and as requested.

The Mission of the BCHI Foundation

To support the needs of each Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of Idaho

Purpose of Back Country Horsemen of Idaho

The purpose of this organization shall be:

  1. To perpetuate the common sense use and enjoyment of horses in America’s backcountry and wilderness.
  2. To work to ensure that public lands remain open to recreational stock use.
  3. To assist the various government and private agencies in their maintenance and management of said resource.
  4. To educate, encourage and solicit active participation in the wise use of the backcountry resource by horsemen and the general public commensurate with our heritage.
  5. To foster and encourage the formation of new units of the organization.

The Foundation will help donors get the tax write-off they need. In addition, the Foundation will be trying to obtain donations and grants that can be used by all Chapters in Idaho. Once we are able to acquire monies for distribution, all Chapters will be notified of how to apply for a share of these monies.

Next step is to provide assistance to the Chapters in their efforts to obtain donations and grants, themselves. When monies or gifts are run through the Foundation, the Foundation charges 5% for administration.

Items and monetary donations solicited from local businesses do not need the exempt forms unless requested. However, large Corporations and Private Monetary Grants will need the exempt form for tax write-off purposes. The Foundation realizes that most items and monetary donations solicited by local Chapters will not need the Foundation.

For an example, Rosauers donated food at their cost but wanted the exempt form for tax write-off. The retail value must be entered on the exempt form as well as the amount paid. The difference must be run through the Foundation. The Chapter would run the difference through the Foundation. The Foundation would return their portion back to the Chapter, less the 5% for administration.

State Foundation Officers

President                           Tim Palmer                  208.604.7236

Vice President


Treasurer                           John Millington            208.475.4107

State Foundation Directors

Boise                                  TBD                                TBD

Cache Peak                       Nancy Ady                    208.260.1452

Eagle Rock                        Tim Palmer                  208.604.7236


North Central                   Linda Cooper               208.926.4936

Palouse                               Jerry Reese                  208.301.4893          

Panhandle                          Julie Volpi                   805.674. 6807

Portneuf River                   Nancy Fox                   307.248.0610

Priest River                         Dale Schrempp          208.448.1255

Salmon River                      Karen French            208.940.2897

Sawtooth                             TBD                             TBD

Selkirk                                  Chip Lawrence         208.255.6004

Squaw Butte                       Bart Baer                      916.230.2991

Teton Valley                         TBD

Treasure Valley

Twin Rivers                         Mary Sickles              509.229.3729 


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