Air Show giving $120K to local charities. Here’s how to apply for some of the money.


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The following is a news release and photo from the Extreme Blue Thunder Air Show.

IDAHO FALLS — Organizers of this summer’s Extreme Blue Thunder Air Show have released final financial and attendance numbers from the July 22-23 event, and have established a grant process to distribute the proceeds.

In total, the air show cost nearly $1.5 million to produce and operate. Income came from dozens of corporate sponsors, ticket sales and value-in-kind services provided by the City of Idaho Falls.

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After accounting for all costs – including performer fees and accommodations, spectator transportation, marketing, equipment purchases, leases, rentals, and many other associated costs – the air show will distribute $120,000 in proceeds to local charity organizations.

“From the very beginning, the mission of Idaho Falls Air Show, Inc. was to bring a spectacular, family-friendly air show to the city of Idaho Falls, while also raising money for local charities,” said Board Chairman Russell Johnson. “With tremendous volunteer effort, wonderful corporate sponsors, a city partnership and a supporting public, we held a fantastic, safe, and affordable air show that has been complimented far and wide.”

Non-profit organizations that wish to apply for an Air Show Community Grant can review eligibility requirements and download an application at

Twelve $10,000 grants will be awarded to local charity organizations across a six-county region including Bannock, Bingham, Bonneville, Jefferson, Madison, and Teton.

Grant applications can be submitted electronically, and are due by midnight on Nov. 30, 2017. Once applications are received, air show board members will review each application, determine awardees, and make formal funding announcements in December.


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