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VOA Crosswalk Shelter Serves Spokane’s Most Vulnerable Youth

Volunteers of America has been providing life-saving services by way of shelter and housing to Spokane’s most vulnerable for decades.   Under CEO Fawn Schott’s leadership, VOA has innovated the way they approach helping people experiencing homelessness. Moving away from a solely case management-based model has allowed them to serve people more effectively. They have developed …

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Power Family Fund

“What is the greatest impact we can have as a family?” Both young and old, descendants of the Power family regularly gather to answer that question together.

Investing in Parks

Spokane is a city built around parks. To honor that legacy and ensure everyone has access to safe, clean public spaces for generations to come, volunteer leaders of two local park organizations started endowments at Innovia this year.

Keeping Local Public Radio Humming

Listeners in 750 communities across 20,000 square miles of the Inland Northwest can tune into broadcasts from Spokane Public Radio (SPR). The station’s small but valiant team keeps the airwaves humming with quality local, national and world news, weather updates, music and other cultural programming.

Innovia Foundation announces the Sandy Williams Fund for the Carl Maxey Center

On Sunday, September 4, 2022, the tragic loss of Sandy Williams, a distinguished civil rights activist, journalist and community leader, left a tremendous void in our community. Her visionary leadership and tenacious pursuit of equity and justice impacted countless lives. With reverence to her indelible legacy, Innovia is honored to announce that it has established and seeded a new $10,000 endowment, the Sandy Williams Fund for the Carl Maxey Center.

Spokane Jewish Cultural Film Festival

For 18 years, Spokane Jewish Family Services (SAJFS) has celebrated the Jewish experience through film. As the largest Jewish cultural event in the Inland Northwest, the event welcomes members of the public to enjoy and learn from stories told on the big screen.

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