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No-Li Brewery contributes $20K to Favored Few Fund for service personnel

Favored Few Support Crew Fund member Charlie Duranona already had an intended target to receive some of the $20,000 from the owner of No-Li Brewery before the money could even be deposited. “The food pantry,” Charlie declared excitedly. A food pantry recently was established at Fairchild Air Force Base (FAFB) in the effort to assist …

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Touchmark residents told appreciated assets will more quickly build Waterford Residents Legacy Fund

As people live longer and the cost of living continues to rise, today’s retirees increasingly face the prospect of outliving their income. That was the key message Aaron McMurray, Chief Strategy Officer of Innovia Foundation, delivered at Touchmark on South Hill retirement community on June 27. Roughly 60 residents gathered for the presentation as part …

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Confluence Community Endowment Fund starts flowing through LC Valley

Now 71 years old, Dr. John Rusche described his career arch as follows: physician, healthcare administrator, politician and now philanthropist. According to him, it is the role of philanthropist that is born out of thanks for the opportunities the first three professions provided. See more about the Confluence Community Endowment Fund Dr. Rusche is a …

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Latinos en Spokane doubles multi-use space in just under a year

There is a strong resemblance between the increase in physical community space needed for the organization Latinos en Spokane and the anticipated rise in the Latino population in Spokane and Spokane County in the coming years. Just a year after occupying 1,300-square feet of multi-use space at 1502 N. Monroe north of downtown Spokane, the …

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Give to Help Buffalo and Uvalde

Give to Help Buffalo and Uvalde In the wake of senseless mass murder tragedies in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas, Innovia Foundation has identified community-based funds providing direct assistance to victims and survivors as these communities grieve and heal.  The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country has established The Uvalde Strong Fund as a relief fund …

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Major announcement, big names headline Innovia Foundation Leadership Summit, Annual Reception

A return to in-person gathering and an energized two-day crowd helped spearhead Innovia Foundation’s annual Leadership Summit and Annual Reception on May 16 and 17 in downtown Spokane. The summit was held at the Davenport Grand Hotel on Monday and Tuesday with the Annual Reception at the Spokane Convention Center Monday evening. At the reception, …

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Innovia Foundation announces LaunchNW initiative; taps CVSD superintendent to lead

Innovia Foundation announced on Monday evening LaunchNW, a community and economic vitality initiative which spans 20 counties in EasternWashington and North Idaho. Innovia is the incubation entity for LaunchNW, which will impact urban and rural communities across Innovia’s service region, including close to 150,000 students and more than a million residents. “The vision of LaunchNW …

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Murdock Trust awards Innovia Foundation $445K for new hires

The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust of Vancouver, Washington has awarded Innovia Foundation $445,000 in its continued effort to provide support to rural communities in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Innovia Foundation will use the grant award to fund two new staff positions. Innovia Foundation is currently advertising to fill the positions of North Rural Engagement …

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Regional interest in the Spokane Valley Performing Arts Center continues to rise

It’s not a case of build it and they will come. The fact is more people keep coming so a building is needed. Such is the argument for organizers of Spokane Valley Summer Theatre (SVST) and their desire to see a Performing Arts Center built on five acres of land in Spokane Valley’s Mirabeau Park …

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