Good golly folks! We had over 30 nominations for Plate Partners this year. The Social Justice Council whittled that number down to 19 nominations based on the criteria of local impact, how far our financial support would go, and how beneficial it is to the nominee to partner with a faith group.

Voting will be May 6th and May 13th during both services. If you have any questions, please contact Tess at tessa.veto@boiseuu.org.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Idaho
The ACLU of Idaho is located in Boise. While we are an independent entity, we also serve as a local affiliate to the national American Civil Liberties Union. We implement legal, legislative and public education programs in conjunction with large numbers of volunteers to advance the ACLU’s goals of liberty and justice for all. A statewide Board of Directors sets policy, raises funds, and provides legal and fiduciary oversight. The ACLU of Idaho is made up of six full time employees, and is supported by an expanding base of members, interns and volunteers. We believe that the freedom of press, speech, assembly, and religion, and the rights to due process, equal protection and privacy, are fundamental to a free people.

Artisans for Hope
Artisans For Hope believes that refuge is more than physical safety, it is opportunity and possibility. It is support toward participation and citizenry.It is understanding and hard work.

Boise River Enhancement Network (BREN)
To promote the ecological enhancement of the Boise River,” and they fulfill this by enabling the enactment of the Boise River Enhancement Plan, which is a “community-generate, informative, forward-looking Plan to improve water quality, aquatic and riparian habitat and stream channel function from Luck Peak Dam to the Snake River.

Camp Erin
To provide comfort, hope and healing to children and families affected by grief and addiction. Our innovative resources and programs address the critical needs of children experiencing powerful, overwhelming and often confusing emotions associated with the death of someone close to them or substance abuse in their family. No child should have to face these struggles alone, and our unique programs bring kids together to ease their pain and provide the tools to help restore hope.

Catch, Inc
Charitable Assistance To Community’s Homeless (CATCH), Inc. is committed to re-housing and serving homeless families with children. CATCH, Inc. programs support families for up to six months with rental assistance and intensive case management. The CATCH program model represents an unprecedented public/private partnership between regional government, area congregations of faith, local businesses, and strategic charitable organizations.

Citizens Allied for Integrity and Accountability
Citizens Allied for Integrity and Accountability is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)3 organization composed of interested people from all walks of life who are advocates for protecting public health and safety, property rights and natural resources for present and future generations of Idahoans.

The Community Center
The Community Center (TCC) is committed to uniting the LGBTQA community through educational and developmental programs. As well as, providing resources for individuals new and old to the LGBTQA community for education and find much needed support. Founded in December 1983, The Community Center is the only facility in Idaho exclusively devoted to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and allied population.

El-Ada Community Action Partnership
In order to reduce poverty in it’s communities, El-Ada Community Action works to better focus available local, state, private and federal resources to assist low-income individuals and families to acquire useful skills and knowledge, gain access to new opportunities and achieve economic self-sufficiency. Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Home Together, Inc. 
To provide social opportunities for adults with autism.

Idaho Black History Museum
Housed in the historic St. Paul Baptist Church building and located in Boise Julia Davis Park. The museum presents exhibits and provides educational and community outreach programs including lectures, films, workshops, literacy programs, and musical performances. The museum’s purpose is to build bridges between cultures to explore issues that affect Americans of all cultures and ethnicity.

Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence 
Our mission is to engage voices to create change in the prevention, intervention, and response to domestic violence, dating abuse, stalking, and sexual assault.

Intermountain Fair Housing Council
The Intermountain Fair Housing Council (IFHC), is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure open and inclusive housing for all persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, a source of income, or disability. The IFHC attempts to eradicate discrimination through, education on the fair housing laws, housing information and referral, housing counseling, and assistance with mediating and or filing fair housing complaints, among other things. The IFHC also provides education and outreach on fair housing laws and practices to housing providers and others.

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Moms Demand Action supports the 2nd Amendment, but we believe common-sense solutions can help decrease the escalating epidemic of gun violence that kills too many of our children and loved ones every day. Whether the gun violence happens in urban Chicago, suburban Virginia, or rural Texas, we must act now on new and stronger gun laws and policies to protect our children. Moms Demand Action envisions a country where all children and families are safe from gun violence. We are educating, motivating, and mobilizing supporters to take action that will result in stronger laws and policies to save lives.

Planned Parenthood of Idaho
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI) is a nonprofit family planning agency that provides high-quality, affordable reproductive health care for women, men, and teens. Many of our patients have no other health care available to them. – See more at the web site of the Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands.

PODER
To support DACAmented and Undocumented people through actions and events.

SnowSchool 
Connecting kids to nature through snow. SnowSchool strives to encourage active lifestyles through exciting outdoor recreation, inspire an appreciation for nature through direct experience, provide relevant and engaging hands-on science education for local students, serve all youth, especially under-served populations, build community by connecting youth with local adult role models

United Vision for Idaho
United Vision for Idaho is Idaho’s largest and only coalition dedicated to social, economic and environmental justice. Through grassroots organizing, leadership development, civic engagement, direct action, and policy advocacy we can win real improvements in people’s lives, challenge all forms of systemic discrimination. We advocate policies that promote equitable distribution of power, wealth, and opportunity. As a diverse coalition formed by and of marginalized communities, we are committed to speaking truth to power, and together we work with and in communities to bridge ad build communities for a united movement in Idaho.

Women’s and Children’s Alliance
For more than 30 years, the Women’s & Children’s Alliance (WCA) has been at the forefront of providing services to women, men and their children healing from domestic abuse and sexual assault. Since its founding, the WCA’s crisis program has evolved into one of the most vital, unduplicated, comprehensive programs in our community and region. The WCA is proud to be a community leader in providing these critically needed services. We’ve been an important community partner for more than 100 years and providing safe places for women to live has always been at the core of our mission.

Wyakin Foundation
To serve as a conduit, connecting wounded and injured veterans to their successful and fulfilling civilian futures through education, development, and guidance.