US Bank awards $3500 grant to Kind Community

US Bank awarded a $3,500 grant to Kind Community.

POCATELLO — Kind Community is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $3,500 grant from US Bank. The funds will support Kind Community’s ongoing efforts to enhance and expand its programming with a new KIND culture focus that encourages students to explore issues central to human kindness through art, literature and music.

“We are thrilled that US Bank — which shares our commitment to inspiring kindness in our community — values our efforts and has demonstrated support with this significant financial contribution,” said Courtney Fisher, president and founding director of Kind Community.

The KIND Culture initiative will provide opportunities for local students to display their work in photography, illustrations, painting, poetry and the performing arts in a variety of public settings including their school’s Kind Wall, First Friday Art Walk, the Kind Community Magazine, live performances and other events during Kind Week 2017.

Kind Week 2017 is scheduled for Sept. 18 to 23. More than 4,000 community members attended Kind Community’s Kick-Off Celebrations in both 2015 and 2016. Kind Week activities and other Kind Community-sponsored initiatives throughout the academic year reach an additional 20,000-plus Eastern Idaho residents annually.

Kind Community is a unified partnership of individuals, organizations and businesses that embrace a vision for the greater, kinder good of our community. The organization’s mission is to create, support and deliver initiatives that uplift and empower youth. Kind Week is held every third week in September to deliver community building outreach programs in local public, private and charter schools. Kind Community is a nonprofit funded by private donations, grants and corporate sponsorships. All donations are tax deductible. For more information about Kind Community’s programs and outreach efforts, visit kindcom.org or find them on Facebook.

US Bank’s Community Possible Play pillar ensures economic vitality and accessibility to the arts in local communities, as well as support for arts education.