The Idaho Children’s Trust Fund (ICTF) is the lead agency in the State of Idaho for child abuse and neglect prevention, as designated by the governor.
The ICTF is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect through funding, educating, supporting and building awareness among community-based organizations who share our mission. One of the major ways we do this is our annual grants program: we offer grant funding of $1,000-$5,000 to programs in Idaho that prevent child abuse & neglect by strengthening families and promote their well-being.
The ICTF is also a chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America: Prevent Child Abuse Idaho. Prevent Child Abuse America has a network of chapters in 40 states, all defined by their shared focus on the prevention of child abuse and neglect. While similar in many of the activities they support and implement – advocacy, public awareness, training/education, prevention programming, coalition building, and Child Abuse Prevention Month activities among others – PCAA’s state chapters are also independent of one another and unique in terms of the kinds of strategies and programming they offer.
The ICTF is the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) lead for Idaho; the recipient of a federal CBCAP grant that supports child abuse and neglect prevention activities. As the CBCAP lead, the ICTF has access to the technical assistance support of FRIENDS National Resource Center.
The ICTF is a member of the National Alliance of Children’s Trust & Prevention Funds. The National Alliance promotes a system of services, laws, practices, and attitudes that supports families by enabling them to provide their children with a safe, healthy, and nurtured childhood.
Members of the National Alliance are catalysts for the development of community-based child abuse and neglect prevention programs in their states. They are also incubators for innovative prevention programs and services. The state Trust Funds are able to look at what has worked nationally, review national research, and use these ideas to build and strengthen their own programs.