We provide a community response to the social, physical, racial, and cultural inequities that exist in Nampa. Although there are numerous felt needs in this area (e.g. childcare, legal, food, clothing, housing, poverty, etc.) we firmly believe that the only way to truly see the city be at peace is when individuals, families, and neighborhoods come to discover their most basic need; to be reconciled to their Creator. It is only when one recognizes their spiritual poverty that they will be made rich. As Jesus so famously said in the Sermon on the Mount, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
As a result the Nampa Leadership Foundation’s foremost desire is strengthen churches, enabling them to have larger footprints in their own neighborhoods. Likewise we seek to partner with schools, non-profits, businesses, and other organizations for the same purpose. We partner with them both financially and relationally to bolster social capital which creates networks of like-minded people who help each other help the city. Our objective is to be an umbrella organization where practically every local cause can find volunteers, resources, and relationships.
We essentially do two things. The first thing that the NLF does is provide funding for special projects, programs, events, and ventures that seek to strengthen and develop neighborhoods and the overall community in Nampa. This is done through an initial consultation, written proposal, budget projection, and final review. If approved, funds are released and your organization is given further opportunity to make a deep impact in your own neighborhood.
The second thing that the NLF does is create networks of people who are passionate about making Nampa a city of peace. We do this through connecting the faith-based with the community-based to help create an interrelated web of resources, volunteers, and support. We are bridge-builders, problem-solvers, and resource-finders for all who seek to make Nampa better.
We are in the formation phase of this venture, building community partnerships, researching grants, and collaborating with other leadership foundations as we seek to raise funds for the 501(c)(3) application, filing fees, etc. Basically we need some capital to get our non-profit and legal foundation taken care of before we can truly move forward with receiving major grants and donations.