Banner Photo: Kat Cannell

Welcome to the Redside Foundation

The Redside Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission of supporting the health and strength of the Idaho Guiding Community. We pursue this mission through a focus on guide health, education, and professional development.

If you or someone close to you needs immediate assistance, please call the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800)273-8255 or visit If you are a guide or know a guide-in-need, please call the Redside Foundation Helpline: (208)740-1192 and your call will be returned within 48 hours.

Both services are free and confidential.


Scholarships & Grants

The Redside Foundation offers education scholarships and professional development grants to Idaho guides who are continuing their education.

Help Idaho Guides Thrive

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Resources for Guides

Idaho guide Lenore Perconti explains how to deal with sexual harassment in the guiding workplace

Redside Photography Contest

Photo by Jocelyn Pulver

Congratulations to our "Idaho Guides in Action" photography contest winners.


Meet our Redside Idaho Guide of the Month, Alex Kittrell, now interviewed on the Redside Foundation blog.

Represent Redside as a Guide Liaison


Plan your professional development

Redside offers dozens of training grants to further your guiding professional development.

Swiftwater Safety Institute

Join us at the 2017 Idaho River Rendezvous

At this year's Idaho River Rendezvous the Redside Foundation will be sponsoring a no-cost guide health fair, a helicopter landing zone training and morning yoga for river runners.