Passionate animal advocates and lifelong artists, Kit and Pete Jagoda have devoted their lives to providing a forever home for animals in need. Recognizing the vital importance of securing their animal sanctuary’s longevity, Kit and Pete founded the River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary Fund at Innovia.
Based in Spokane, Free Rein is a nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and adults with special needs through adaptive and therapeutic horsemanship. To support their search for a permanent facility to reach hundreds more, they established the Free Rein Therapeutic Riding Endowment Fund at Innovia.
A nonprofit based in Bonners Ferry, Community Coalition for Families (CCFF) provides the space for volunteer groups and local agencies to work together to advocate for the betterment of all residents in the county. In partnership with the Equinox Foundation, an Innovia grant will help the coalition uplift more than 50 local families at risk of homelessness through its Emergency Housing Program. Too often, a job loss, illness or other tragedy sparks a cascade of life stressors that lead to housing instability and homelessness. Bolstered by the grant, CCFF provides a safety net, meeting immediate financial needs while also encouraging resilience and long-term solutions for those who need it most.
Innovia Foundation is among four local funders making donations today totaling $200,000 to assist communities affected by regional wildfires. Additional funding partners include Washington Trust Bank, STCU’s Here for Good Foundation, and Premera Blue Cross. Each is making a gift of $50,000 to the Wildfire Emergency Response Fund at Innovia.