Brandt Foundation awards $65,000 grant to NNU

Last Updated 27 December, 2015

Today Northwest Nazarene University was awarded a grant of $65,000 from the John H. & Orah I. Brandt Foundation. A total of $648,000 was donated to 22 local organizations and presented by their board member J.R. Schiller. This amount is up $84,000 from last year.

Since the Brandt Foundation began distributing funds in 2000, they have given over $4.9 million to local organizations engaged in primary and secondary education, economic education, charity, faith and hope.

NNU Associate Vice President of Development Mark Wheeler expressed his appreciation stating, “The Brandt Foundation has been a generous and faithful supporter of Northwest Nazarene University and many others for many years. We are blessed to be in partnership with the Brandt Foundation as we serve those in the Treasure Valley and beyond.”

The Brandt Foundation is committed to actively supporting private and public education and other community endeavors. This year’s grants will also benefit Boise State University - Chair of Free Enterprise, Biblical Studies Center, Boise Philharmonic Association, Boys and Girls Club, Caring Hearts Hands of Hope, Cascade 4-H Camp, College of Western Idaho (scholarships), Empty Hand Warrior, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Greenleaf Friends Academy, Hope House, Idaho Freedom Foundation, Boise Lighthouse Rescue Mission, Launch Ministries, Love Inc., Mission Aviation Fellowship, Nampa Christian Schools, Nampa Family Justice Center (Camp Hope), Nampa Salvation Army, Valley Women and Children’s Shelter (Valley Crisis Center), and Young Life. Amounts are shown in the following chart.

Boise State University - Chair of Free Enterprise $40,000
Biblical Studies Center 55,000
Boise Philharmonic Association 9,500
Boys and Girls Club 23,000
Caring Hearts Hands of Hope 10,000
Cascade 4-H Camp 7,000
College of Western Idaho (scholarships) 28,000
Empty Hand Warrior 9,500
Fellowship of Christian Athletes 9,000
Greenleaf Friends Academy 9,000
Hope House 15,000
Idaho Freedom Foundation 50,000
Boise/Lighthouse Rescue Mission 65,000
Launch Ministries 9,500
Love INC 65,000
Mission Aviation Fellowship 15,000
Nampa Christian Schools 55,000
Nampa Family Justice Center (Camp Hope) 9,500
Nampa Salvation Army 65,000
Northwest Nazarene University 65,000
Valley Women and Children’s Shelter (Valley Crisis Center) 25,000
Young Life 9,000


John and Orah Brandt were community leaders in the Treasure Valley throughout their lives. Known for honesty, humility and integrity, they actively supported private and public education. The Brandts possessed an abiding Christian faith and believed in individual liberty and responsibility, and the American capitalist system. They worked tirelessly to help achieve worthwhile community endeavors contributing their time and finances.

Photo caption: 2015 Brandt Foundation award recipients.