Fueling Boise’s Growth

Our Mission

We help grow the Treasure Valley’s arts, education, civic and social service nonprofit organizations.

Funds for capital improvements (“brick and mortar improvements”) are difficult for charities to raise because grants and corporate giving are often restricted to programs. FUNDSY's mission is to fill this gap for future growth.

Orgs Helped
Dollars Raised

Our History

FUNDSY, the Treasure Valley’s longest standing charity, started in 1967 when a group of Idaho CEOs and executives banned together with one single purpose in mind, to help build a YMCA in downtown Boise. They named the non-profit after their mission, Funds Serving the Y – and that is how FUNDSY came to be.

In 1970 after a successful gala, its founders decided to continue and create a tradition of helping others in need. In 1972 the mission expanded to Funds Serving You with one thing in mind: to help non-profits with capital projects through brick-and-mortar projects.

Today, FUNDSY is proud of the non-profits throughout the Treasure Valley that have benefited from the work of our dedicated board members. This is where FUNDSY has stepped in to help build and improve more than 45 non-profits in the Treasure Valley, including the Anne Frank Memorial, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Cascade Lake 4-H Camp, Idaho Black History Museum, Family Advocates, Community House, Boise Art Museum, Camp Rainbow Gold and now the World Center for Birds of Prey/The Peregrine Fund.

1967 FUNDSY Founding President

  • Robert E. Smylie

Our Founding Members

  • Thomas H. Allen
  • Robert Beatty
  • Carl Burke
  • Richard Chastain
  • Edward Cleary
  • James Davidson
  • Eugene Dorsey
  • Everet Drown
  • Spencer Eccles
  • Vern Emery
  • George Ganz
  • Charles Hall
  • Emmet Herndon
  • Dr. Robert Holdren
  • J. Rich Jordan
  • Richard Leisman
  • Philip Murelaga
  • John Priest
  • William Sellers
  • Mrs. Richard B. Smith
  • Robert E. Smylie
  • Thomas Terrill
  • James Walp
  • Westeman Whillock

Who We Are

Meet our Board Directors and Members

Our board members come from a variety of professional fields and diverse backgrounds. Look them up here.

Meet the board