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, Dave Handy, now interviewed on the Redside Foundation blog.

Plan your professional development

A comprehensive collection of schedules for backcountry medicine, swiftwater safety, avalanche education and more.

Swiftwater Safety Institute

2016 Holiday Giving Guide

Support Idaho guides with your seasonal shopping!