Alturas supports research on a national scale as well as local community programs through participation in charitable events, matching gifts, and volunteerism.

Our goal is to build an enduring company of integrity in an environment that provides rewarding career paths, and empowers individuals to engage in the well-being of the communities in which they reside.

We seek to inspire the next generation of scientists through involvement of educational programs at every level. From making science fun for elementary-aged students, active participation in science fairs and guest lecturing at the undergraduate university level, we are stepping towards fostering a generation where science is exciting and an integral component of everyday life.

Vitalant Blood Drive

The largest independent, nonprofit blood services provider exclusively focused on providing lifesaving blood and comprehensive transfusion medicine service. Learn More

Christmas for Kids

Providing clothing, toys, and books to children of families who have fallen on hard times. Learn More

National MS Society

Bike MS is the largest fundraising cycling series in the world. Each year, nearly 50,000 cyclists and more than 5,000 teams ride together to change the world for people with MS. Learn More

Gritman Foundation

Support for the Gritman Foundation is support for exceptional patient care throughout our region. Learn More

Community & Education

  • Science on Ice is a field trip opportunity for schools and community groups that combines science lessons, physical education and ice skating.


  • The annual Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) provides the unique single venue for undergraduate students from all years in college, majors, and campuses to disseminate the results of their research, scholarship, and creative activity.


  • Each year Stuff the Bus collects and distributes needed school supplies for more than 2,000 local kids.


  • Proceeds from this 500 yard swim, 15K bike ride, and 5K run benefits the Moscow Chinooks Masters Swim Club, Moscow Central Lions Club Sight and Hearing Program, University of Idaho Vandal Cycling Club, and the Moscow High School Environmental and International Clubs.


  • The University of Idaho is prioritizing the reduction of greenhouse gases generated on campus through the installation of a rooftop photovoltaic array.