The Case of the Boise Future Foundations, Inc.: An Evolving Trisector Initiative

  • Gary Lyman City of Boise, Idaho
Keywords: Higher Education, Metropolitan Universities, Community Partnerships, Public Policy


Rooted in the business community, the Boise Future Foundation evolved into a tri-sector initiative: a public, private, and volunteer entity. Housed at a metropolitan university, the foundation examines critical community issues and informs public policy, debate, and action. This article presents the evolution of the .foundation, highlights, critical accomplishments, and suggests important learning transferable to other settings.