$869,300 granted to organizations throughout Eastern Washington and North Idaho

Posted on May 22, 2020

Innovia Foundation announced today $869,300 in grants awarded to 82 organizations in Eastern Washington and North Idaho through the Community Grant Program.

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the grants are being awarded as flexible funding to be used by grantees to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in local communities and address immediate needs in accordance with their organization’s mission.

“We recognize that organizations have shifted their priorities in the last 90 days, and we want to support those needs in the best way we can. By providing flexible grants, we know funding will go directly to programs supporting communities vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19,” said Shelly O’Quinn, CEO, Innovia Foundation.

Grant recommendations were made in partnership with over 40 volunteers who serve on Innovia’s regional grantmaking committees.

A flexible $15,000 grant to Meals on Wheels Spokane supports their mission to   promote independent living for Spokane’s senior citizens, disabled adults and the home bound. Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition received a $5,000 grant to print and distribute domestic violence prevention materials.

Other grants ranging from $1,500 to $30,000 will support the following organizations and programs in North Idaho and Eastern Washington.

Organization Name Grant Amount County/Counties Served State
Backyard Harvest $13,750.00 Asotin; Nez Perce ID
Valley Community Center $6,000.00 Asotin; Nez Perce ID
Coeur d’Alene Tribe $20,000.00 Benewah ID
Angels Over Sandpoint $5,000.00 Bonner ID
Bonner Community Food Center, Inc. $15,000.00 Bonner ID
Food For Our Children $6,000.00 Bonner ID
Priest Community Forest Connection $13,000.00 Bonner ID
Region 4 Economic Development Support $22,000.00 Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone and Benewah ID
Sandpoint Area Seniors, Inc. $20,000.00 Bonner ID
Youth Emergency Services $10,000.00 Bonner ID
Blanchard Area Seniors Incorporated $5,000.00 Bonner; Kootenai ID
Benewah Humane Society, Inc. $9,450.00 Bonner; Kootenai; Benewah; Shoshone ID
Community Cancer Services $5,000.00 Boundary; Bonner ID
Sandpoint Community Resource Center (SCRC) $10,000.00 Boundary; Bonner ID
Friends of the Shelter (dba Panhandle Animal Shelter) $9,450.00 Boundary; Bonner; Kootenai ID
Priest River Ministries $17,500.00 Boundary; Bonner; Kootenai ID
First Judicial District CASA Program $15,000.00 Boundary; Bonner; Kootenai; Benewah; Shoshone ID
Idaho Youth Ranch $15,000.00 Boundary; Bonner; Kootenai; Benewah; Shoshone ID
9B Trails $13,000.00 Boundary; Bonner; Kootenai ID
Timberline School $10,350.00 Clearwater ID
CdA Backpack Program $15,000.00 Kootenai ID
Gem Community Citizens Project Group dba Hayden Senior Center $8,000.00 Kootenai ID
Safe Passage $15,000.00 Kootenai ID
Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center $15,000.00 Kootenai ID
St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho $15,000.00 Kootenai ID
Moscow Affordable Housing Trust $17,250.00 Latah ID
ICARE, Inc. $5,000.00 Latah; Nez Perce; Clearwater; Lewis; Idaho ID
The Idaho Foodbank $12,500.00 Latah; Nez Perce; Clearwater; Lewis; Idaho ID
Lapwai School District #341 $25,000.00 Nez Perce ID
Opportunities Unlimited Inc. $1,500.00 Nez Perce ID
Shoshone County Crisis and Resource Center $20,000.00 Shoshone ID
Silver Valley Seniors Incorporated $15,000.00 Shoshone ID
Wallace District Mining Museum $15,000.00 Shoshone ID
Othello Community Hospital Auxiliary $7,000.00 Adams WA
Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus $5,000.00 Asotin WA
Plus Delta After School Studios $15,000.00 Columbia WA
Ferry County PUD/Project Share $2,000.00 Ferry WA
Friends of Stonerose Fossils $5,000.00 Ferry WA
Providence Northeast Washington Hunger Coalition $2,000.00 Ferry; Stevens; Pend Oreille WA
Region 1 Economic Development Support $30,000.00 Ferry; Stevens; Pend Oreille; Adams WA
Lincoln County Economic Development Council $7,500.00 Lincoln WA
Cusick Community Development Association $6,000.00 Pend Oreille WA
Blessings Under the Bridge $10,000.00 Spokane WA
Caritas Outreach Ministries $2,500.00 Spokane WA
Communities in Schools of Spokane County $6,250.00 Spokane WA
Feast Collective, fiscally sponsored by the Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund $7,500.00 Spokane WA
Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels $15,000.00 Spokane WA
Lutheran Community Services Northwest $7,000.00 Spokane WA
MiA – Mujeres in Action $5,000.00 Spokane WA
Mid-City Concerns / Meals on Wheels Spokane $15,000.00 Spokane WA
NAMI Spokane $5,000.00 Spokane WA
Pet Savers $6,300.00 Spokane WA
Second Harvest Inland Northwest $10,000.00 Spokane WA
Shalom Ministries $2,500.00 Spokane WA
Spokane AIDS Network $5,000.00 Spokane WA
Spokane Humane Society $6,300.00 Spokane WA
Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners $10,000.00 Spokane WA
Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition, fiscally sponsored by Innovia Foundation $5,000.00 Spokane WA
Spokane Valley Partners $7,500.00 Spokane WA
The Arc of Spokane $10,000.00 Spokane WA
The Fig Tree $5,000.00 Spokane WA
The GreenHouse Community Center $2,500.00 Spokane WA
The SCRAPS Hope Foundation $6,300.00 Spokane WA
Transitions $6,250.00 Spokane WA
Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery $18,000.00 Spokane WA
Volunteers of America of Eastern WA and Northern ID $18,000.00 Spokane WA
Westminster Outreach Food Pantry $2,500.00 Spokane WA
Women & Children’s Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen $18,000.00 Spokane WA
World Relief $10,000.00 Spokane WA
YWCA Spokane $15,000.00 Spokane WA
Chewelah Faith Resources Group $6,000.00 Stevens WA
Northport Community Preservation and Restoration (NCPR) $21,000.00 Stevens WA
Tri County Community Health Fund $5,000.00 Stevens WA
Volunteer Food and Resource Center $6,000.00 Stevens WA
Pawsitive Outreach Spay/Neuter Advocates $18,900.00 Stevens; Pend Oreille WA
Friends of Whitman County Library $10,000.00 Whitman WA
Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation $10,000.00 Whitman WA
Rotary First Harvest $7,000.00 Whitman; Columbia; Garfield WA
Community Action Center $13,750.00 Whitman; Latah WA
Family Promise of the Palouse $5,000.00 Whitman; Latah WA
Happy Horizons Childcare $10,000.00 Whitman; Latah WA
Council on Aging & Human Services/ Coast Transportation $20,000.00 Whitman; Latah; Asotin; Nez Perce; Clearwater; Lewis; Idaho; Garfield WA