As we reflect on another year of impact in our communities, we are deeply grateful for the generosity and leadership of people in our region, investing in our communities to transform lives and seize the opportunity we have to make our world a better place. Through your trusted partnership, we supported our most vulnerable neighbors and inspired others to do the same. We preserved the beauty of our parks and natural spaces. We helped refugees find compassionate connections and local students pursue their passion. This is Who we are.
Together, we invested over $10 million in grants and scholarships in Eastern Washington and North Idaho during FY22. Thanks to the exceptional generosity of our donors, communities across our region are stronger, including diverse populations from small farming communities to large city centers.
It is through partnership with our expanding network of engaged nonprofit, business, education and government leaders that we generate transformational impact. This is Who brings broadband access to our most rural communities, provides uplifting resources for our neighbors experiencing homelessness and empowers victims of violent crimes to take back their lives.
It is through the commitment of over 300 volunteers and Leadership Council members that we reach every mile of our 20-county region across Eastern Washington and North Idaho, better understanding the opportunities before us. This is Who brings the voice of our communities to our work, enabling us to strategically confront ever-changing local challenges.
Finally, it is through our shared vision of a better world that we catalyze change with the LaunchNW initiative. This is Who advances opportunity for every child, prosperity for every family and growth for our economy by removing barriers to post-high school achievement and career training.
Creating a more prosperous and vibrant region requires us to be resilient, innovative and collaborative. As your community foundation, we cannot do this on our own. Community philanthropy takes all of us working together to promote the welfare of others.
Every year, every week and every moment are a chance for us to invest in vibrant, sustainable communities that support equity, creativity and learning, which drives lasting impact. We are so grateful for our trusted relationships and the positive change they produce. Together, we will continue to uphold our mission and vision.
Each story told on the following pages is reflective of your generosity and dedication to our region, proving This is Who we are. We warmly invite you to join us in celebrating our wonderful communities, the unwavering values we share and the remarkable future ahead.
Board Officers Fiscal Year 2023
Immediate Past President
Directors Fiscal Year 2023
AT A GLANCE
We work together to create impact. From hospitals to libraries to animal shelters, donor generosity empowers our community partners to improve access to education, promote health and wellbeing, support arts and culture, create economic opportunity and enhance quality of life. Investing in our communities, our donors and partners build opportunities and address specific challenges across our region. This is Who drives our path forward.
Keeping Local Public Radio Humming
Sandy Williams Fund for the Carl Maxey Center
Empowering Refugee Women
Investing in Parks
The Bacons of Colville
THE IMPACT OF DONOR GENEROSITY
We partner with generous individuals, families, businesses and charitable organizations to establish funds that address the greatest needs and opportunities in our communities. This is Who empowers growth and prosperity for our region. Innovia offers our donors different fund types, each with unique characteristics to maximize impact. We are incredibly grateful to all of our donors and fund founders who make our work possible.