CWI Foundation

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The CWI Foundation works in partnership with the community to help students access education by:

  • awarding scholarships,
  • providing start-up funds for new educational programs,
  • and funding long-term capital plans to support growth and provide vital educational opportunities.

The Foundation manages all gifts it receives in accordance with donors' wishes. Your investment in the CWI Foundation helps provide access to education and hope for thousands.

Thank you to our donors!

Without support from generous donors, the College of Western Idaho Foundation wouldn't have the ability to provide support to CWI and its students. We truly appreciate each and every gift and have put it to work to benefit the College's mission.

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"I choose to invest my time, talents, and money in CWI because I understand how helping shape the minds of students greatly benefits our community and the future. There is no better gift." 

Ivan Castillo, Foundation Board President

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*Gifts made to the CWI Foundation are tax deductible (Tax ID# 27-1159705) to the full extent allowed by law. Consult your tax professional for advice on your personal tax situation.

Giving News and Blogs

CWI Nights — Dec. 14

Enjoy a night of hockey, and support students at the next CWI Night! Get your $15 ticket today.

CWI Nights 2022-2023 Idaho Steelheads Season Graphic

College of Western Idaho is ready for a Steelheads hockey season full of fun and mighty CWI school spirit!

Paddles Up

Thank you to all who participated in College of Western Idaho Foundation’s ninth-annual Opening Doors Benefit Event and auction to raise more than $218,000.

Chris Sinsel

College of Western Idaho Drafting Technology program graduate, Chris Sinsel, is making a name for himself in the landscaping technology world.

Michael Hertel

Through College of Western Idaho, Advanced Mechatronics Engineering Technology student, Michael Hertel, has discovered new studies and industries — some of which he hopes will lead to a life-long career for himself.

Sara Dorman

Health Science major, Sara Dorman, had a culinary career that lasted nearly two decades before she made the decision to switch industries and join College of Western Idaho.