FUNDSY, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in 1967 for the purpose of raising funds for charitable and community capital improvement projects. The organization began with community leaders coming together to raise funds for capital improvements at the downtown Boise YMCA (“Funds Serving the Y” became “FUNDSY”). After several years of successful auctions, the founders decided to accept proposals from nonprofits and choose beneficiaries on alternate years. Because funds for capital improvements, “bricks and mortar,” were more difficult for charities to raise, as grants and corporate giving usually are restricted to programs, founders decided FUNDSY would fill this important need for the growth of our community’s arts, education, civic and social service non-profit organizations.
The FUNDSY Board of Directors consists of business, community, and civic leaders who establish policy, select beneficiaries, raise funds, solicit in-kind and cash donations, lend administrative support, and actively participate in the FUNDSY process. Funds are generated for selected non-profit organizations on a two-year cycle through the proceeds from silent and live auctions at the FUNDSY Gala Dinner event.
FUNDSY, as the first, largest, and most successful charity auction in the Boise area, has raised over $7,600,000 for various community projects. Due to FUNDSY’s charitable giving, many non-profit organizations now have improved facilities and are able to provide much needed services to the very appreciative members of our community. Click here to see a map of FUNDSY’s community-wide contributions.