COVID-19 Response and Recovery Funds award $779,000 to 138 organizations in Eastern Washington and North Idaho

Posted on April 14, 2020

Innovia Foundation today announced 138 grants totaling $779,000 from the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Funds for Eastern Washington and North Idaho.

This is the first round of grants from the Response and Recovery Funds and is directed to nonprofit and grassroots organizations, as well as tribal entities, schools and other government agencies, that are on the front lines of the COVID-19 response.

“While our healthcare systems, public health professionals, and local government agencies are doing everything in their power to support our community, we know that gaps remain. Thanks to the generosity of our funding partners, we can step in to address some of those gaps through grants to organizations serving our most vulnerable populations,” said Innovia Foundation CEO Shelly O’Quinn. “We are pleased to support the incredible work our community partners are doing to ensure the wellbeing of our region.”

The COVID-19 Response and Recovery Funds are hosted at Innovia Foundation in partnership with Empire Health Foundation and Spokane County United Way in Eastern Washington, and Equinox Foundation, Avista Foundation and Idaho Community Foundation in North Idaho.

“United Way is proud to be part of this collaborative outreach,” said Spokane County United Way President and CEO Tim Henkel. “The partners and funders involved recognize that we can have greater impact by working together and are committed to assisting the most marginalized and low-income members of our community who are adversely affected by this outbreak.”

“This crisis has further exposed and deepened the health inequities in our region, particularly among communities of color. Our funding partners recognize this reality and have prioritized many of these funds to support smaller and faith-based organizations that are trusted in the communities they serve,” said Empire Health Foundation Interim President Jeffrey Bell. “These resources will be directed to the people who need it most. The level of cooperation and communication among the funders is truly remarkable and Empire Health Foundation is humbled to be part of this effort.”

Businesses, individuals and organizations can donate and find additional information about the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Funds for Eastern Washington and North Idaho at innovia.org/COVID19.

COVID-19 Response and Recovery Funding partners: Innovia Foundation, Empire Health Foundation, Spokane County United Way, Avista Foundation, BECU, Better Health Together, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Burlington Northern, Community Building Foundation, Delta Dental of Washington, Equinox Foundation, Health Sciences & Services Authority of Spokane County, Itron, Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation, MultiCare Health System, M.J. Murdock Charitable Foundation, Perigee Fund, Premera Blue Cross, Providence Health Care, Umpqua Bank, Wells Fargo and Women Helping Women Fund.

 

 

Leadership Council Region State County Organization Grant Amount Grant Purpose
1 WA Ferry Ferry County Search and Rescue Partners $2,000 Volunteers providing help with triage trailer for COVID-19 testing in Ferry County.
1 WA Ferry Orient Food Pantry $1,000 Provides food distribution to people in the Orient community and surrounding areas.
1 WA Ferry People’s Pantry of Ferry County $5,000 Provides nutritious food and additional resources to the residents of Ferry County.
1 WA Pend Oreille Camas Path Emergency Services Fund $6,000 Providing help with food, utilities, rent, doctor appointments, medical emergencies and gas cards.
1 WA Pend Oreille Cusick Community Development Association $2,500 Provides non-perishable food items, fresh produce and protein items to Cusick and Usk communities.
1 WA Pend Oreille Ione Food Pantry $500 Provides non-perishable food items and produce to elderly and low income families to residents of North Pend Oreille County.
1 WA Pend Oreille Kalispel Cupboard $1,000 Providing food distribution to Kalispel Tribal members.
1 WA Pend Oreille Newport Food Pantry $2,000 Providing food distribution to people in the Newport community.
1 WA Pend Oreille Youth Emergency Services $5,000 Funding to provide emergency relief assistance, including rental/utility assistance, food and hygiene products, and purchase tablets with hotspots for homeless and at-risk youth.
1 WA Stevens Addy Rescue Mission $500 Provides food, clothing, personal care items, household items and other miscellaneous items to Arden, South & Middle Basin, Blue Creek, Gifford, Swiss Valley, Addy, Dry Creek, Summit Valley, and Marble Valley communities.
1 WA Stevens Colville Community Church $1,500 Assisting with food distribution throughout Colville community.
1 WA Stevens Colville Community Senior Center $6,000 Providing and delivering hot meals to seniors in the Colville community.
1 WA Stevens Colville Food Pantry (Volunteer Food and Resource Center) $5,000 Provides immediate hunger relief through food assistance and related resources.
1 WA Stevens Colville School District $10,000 Funding to support online and remote learning opportunities.
1 WA Stevens First Congregational United Church of Christ $1,000 Assisting with food distribution throughout Colville community.
1 WA Stevens Hunters Food Bank $1,000 Providing help and distribution of food and non-food items for seniors.
1 WA Stevens Kettle Falls Community Chest $2,500 Provides food, dairy and hygiene products to members of the Kettle Falls and surrounding areas.
1 WA Stevens Loon Lake Food Bank and Resource Center $1,500 Feeding the hungry and providing food for persons in need to the residents of South Stevens County.
1 WA Stevens Northport Food Pantry $1,000 Provides non-perishable and nutritional produce to members of the Northport, Onion Creek, Flat Creek and Deep Lake communities.
1 WA Stevens Rural Resources $15,000 Funding for senior meal delivery and hygiene products for seniors and others who cannot leave their home due to illness.
1 WA Stevens Tum Tum Food Pantry $2,000 Provides food to members of the Lake Spokane and TumTum communities.
1 WA Stevens Wellpinit Food Pantry $500 Providing distribution of food and cleaning supplies to members of the Wellpinit community.
2 WA Spokane American Indian Community Center $10,000 Food and other emergency assistance.
2 WA Spokane Communities in Schools $10,000 Food and hygiene supplies for students.
2 WA Spokane Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels $5,000 Funding to meet increased need for food and home delivery expenses.
2 WA Spokane Hispanic Business Professionals Association $15,000 Coordinated food distribution among churches and community groups working with the Latinx community.
2 WA Spokane Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Outreach Center $5,000 Fresh fruits and vegetables for clients, and sanitation supplies.
2 WA Spokane Ministerial Alliance $15,000 Funding to alliance of 16 churches to meet basic needs for families in crisis.
2 WA Spokane Northeast Community Center $5,000 Supplies to meet emergency basic needs.
2 WA Spokane Our Place Community Ministries $5,000 Food and other immediate necessities for West Central Spokane community.
2 WA Spokane Refugee Connections $1,000 Funding to provide emergency relief services, including rental/utility assistance.
2 WA Spokane Rural Spokane County Food Banks $12,000 $500-$1,500 grants to rural Spokane County food banks to provide food and other emergency assistance to those in need.
2 WA Spokane Salish School of Spokane $1,000 Food and other emergency assistance for Salish School families.
2 WA Spokane Slavic Churches Network $15,000 Funding to support basic needs of individuals and families facing pandemic-related hardships in Slavic community.
2 WA Spokane Spokane AIDS Network $2,500 Purchasing healthy high-protein food to meet increased demand at food pantry.
2 WA Spokane Spokane Alliance $25,000 Monitoring of patients who test positive for SARS-CoV-2 by neighborhood response teams.
2 WA Spokane Spokane Domestic Violence Coalition $5,000 Child abuse and victim resource information to be distributed with school lunches across Spokane County.
2 WA Spokane Spokane Valley Partners $15,000 Meeting emergency basic needs for families and individuals impacted by pandemic.
2 WA Spokane University Food Banks $10,000 Mini grants to support local college and university food banks.
2 WA Spokane Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery $25,000 Emergency respite care for children
2 WA Spokane Women and Children’s Free Restaurant $25,000 Emergency response to feeding vulnerable populations.
2 WA Spokane World Relief $25,000 Translation of time sensitive materials to inform and educate refugee communities about pandemic issues and resources.
2 WA Spokane YWCA $15,000 Food, cleaning supplies, disinfectants, hotel nights, transportation costs, grocery store and restaurant gift cards.
3 WA Adams Adams County Development Council $10,000 Providing Emergency Business Assistance Grant to quickly provide critical support to the smallest (1 to 9 employees), independently owned businesses throughout Adams County.
3 WA Adams Agape Food Bank Ministries $2,000 Supporting Hispanic communities throughout Eastern Washington by providing food distribution services.
3 WA Adams New Hope Domestic Violence Support Services $5,000 Providing housing and assistance to domestic violence victims from all over Adams County.
3 WA Adams Othello Food Bank $4,000 Providing healthy and fresh food to over 1,000 families in the Othello community.
3 WA Adams Ritzville Food Bank $3,000 Assisting with food distribution throughout Ritzville community.
3 WA Adams Washtucna Food Bank $1,000 Assisting with food distribution throughout Wastucna community.
3 WA Lincoln Davenport Lincoln County Care & Share Center $2,000 Assisting with food distribution throughout Davenport community.
3 WA Lincoln Feed Sprague $1,000 Providing food delivery services to seniors in the Sprague community.
3 WA Lincoln Harrington Food Bank (Harrington Nazarene Church?) $1,000 Providing food distribution to members of the Harrington community.
3 WA Lincoln Lincoln County Economic Development Council $7,000 Providing small grants to cover utilities, rent, etc. for small businesses throughout Lincoln County.
3 WA Lincoln Lincoln County Prevention and Recovery $1,000 Distributing domestic violence resources to members of the community.
3 WA Lincoln Odessa Food Bank $2,000 Providing food distribution to members of the Odessa community.
3 WA Lincoln Reardan Food Pantry $1,000 Providing food distribution to members of the Reardon community.
3 WA Lincoln Rural Resources $5,000 Providing services for clients who can’t pay rent; providing hotel rooms for people who test positive for COVID-19; distributing cleaning supplies and masks to the public.
3 WA Lincoln Sprague Food Pantry $1,000 Assisting with food distribution throughout Sprague community.
3 WA Lincoln Wilbur Food Pantry $1,000 Assisting with food distribution throughout Wilbur community.
4 ID Latah Alternatives to Violence on the Palouse $3,000 Hotel vouchers for domestic violence victims due to reduced shelter capacity.
4 ID Latah Family Promise of the Palouse $2,000 Childcare scholarships for low-income families impacted by pandemic.
4 ID Latah Food not Bombs $4,000 Food collection and rescue –  transportation and delivery costs.
4 ID Latah Local grassroots food banks $2,000 Funding for small community pantries and food needs for Potlatch, Troy, Deary and Juliaetta/Kendrick.
4 ID Latah Palouse Habitat for Humanity $1,500 Emergency home repair to prevent dislocation.
4 ID Latah Vandal Food Pantry $6,000 Food distribution to community members (pre-packed meal bags).
4 WA Whitman Community Action Center $15,000 Perishable food (fresh foods and meats) supply.
4 WA Whitman Council on Aging and Human Services/COAST Transportation $8,000 Senior meal delivery and food distribution.
4 WA Whitman Local grassroots food banks $3,000 Funding for small community pantries and food needs for Colfax and Garfield, and outreach to Colton, Uniontown and Tekoa.
5 WA Columbia Plus Delta After School Studios (Called The Club-Dayton) $12,500 Childcare for emergency response personnel and healthcare workers.
5 WA Columbia Project Timothy $20,000 Increased capacity to provide funding assistance for families struggling with housing, food, utility payments and vouchers for transportation costs.
5 WA Garfield Pomeroy Assist $11,000 Expansion of the number of individuals served through bridge funding for rent and housing, gas money and utility payments.
5 WA Garfield Pomeroy Fire Dept. $1,500 Purchase personal protective equipment needed for first responders.
5 WA Garfield Pomeroy Food Bank $1,000 Purchase of cardboard boxes needed to provide food bank clients with COVID safe emergency response food rations from the food bank.
5 WA Garfield Pomeroy School District $5,000 Providing students with computing devices for distance learning.
6 WA Asotin Interlink $7,000 Personal shopper to homebound seniors (Neighbor-to-Neighbor delivery program).
6 WA Asotin Valley Community Center $1,000 Purchase food and sanitation supplies to support weekly meal delivery program to seniors in Asotin County.
6 ID Nez Perce Boys & Girls Club of the Lewis Clark Valley $3,500 Provide childcare for first responders in Asotin and Nez Perce counties.
6 ID Nez Perce Community Action Partnership $10,000 Food supplies for those in need.
6 ID Nez Perce Nez Perce Tribe $5,000 Tribal government support for Emergency Operations Command and elder services.
6 ID Nez Perce Nimiipuu Health $5,000 PPE, testing kits, UV devices and COVID-19 prevention and support material.
6 ID Nez Perce Red Door – First Christian Church $5,000 Funding for packaging for takeout food delivery.
6 ID Nez Perce Snake River Community Clinic $5,000 Purchase of personal protective equipment and staffing support for community clinic.
6 ID Nez Perce Valley Meals on Wheels $3,000 Volunteer coordination and meal delivery for seniors in Asotin and Nez Perce counties.
6 ID Nez Perce YWCA $3,500 Lodging costs for additional families seeking services at domestic violence shelter.
7 ID Clearwater First Step 4 Life $3,500 Funding to meet increased demand for mental health and substance abuse services
7 ID Clearwater Hilltop Senior Meal Program $4,500 Funding to purchase packaging for meal distribution
7 ID Clearwater Orofino Senior Meals $4,500 Funding to purchase packaging for meal distribution
7 ID Idaho Camas Prairie Food Bank $2,500 Food, including perishables
7 ID Idaho Elk City Ambulance Service $3,000 Emergency equipment for patients to survive 1+ hour drive to nearest hospital
7 ID Idaho Prairie Mountain Nutrition, Inc (Cottonwood Senior Center) $2,500 Food, including perishables
7 ID Idaho Senior Citizen’s Dollar-a-Month Club Nutrition (Grangeville Senor Citizen’s Center) $2,500 Food, including perishables
7 ID Idaho VFW Ladies Auxillary Food Distribution $2,500 Funding to meet increased need for food  and home deliveries for seniors, disabled, home-bound, and low-income citizens within a 100 mile radius of Elk City.
7 ID Idaho White Bird Mobile Food Bank $2,500 Food
7 ID Lewis Kamiah Food bank $3,000 Funding to meet influx of people needing food
7 ID Lewis Kamiah Senior Meals $3,000 Funding to meet increased need for food and home delivery expenses
7 ID Lewis Nezperce Senior Center $2,500 Funding to meet increased need for food and home delivery expenses
7 ID Lewis St. Mary’s Hospital (Kamiah Medical Clinic) $3,000 Healthcare equipment, as needed
8 ID Benewah Avery / Calder Food Bank $1,000 Food, including perishables
8 ID Benewah Coeur d’Alene Tribe $6,000 Funding to support Tribal eldercare, food needs, diapers and cleaning supplies for the Early Childcare Learning Center, and equipment at Marimn Healthcare center
8 ID Benewah East Benewah County Council on Aging $4,000 Funding to meet food needs of elders
8 ID Benewah Heritage Health in St. Maries $1,000 Funding to meet increased demand for mental health, substance abuse, and domestic violence
8 ID Benewah St. Maries Joint School District 41 $1,000 Coolers and packaging supplies for meal deliveries via school buses and mail sites
8 ID Shoshone Kellogg Food Bank $3,000
8 ID Shoshone Loving Care & More $3,000 Funding to meet increased need for food and home delivery expenses
8 ID Shoshone Moms Vintage Eatery $2,000 Food for kids
8 ID Shoshone Mullan / Wallace / Osburn Food Bank $3,000 Food, including perishables
8 ID Shoshone Shoshone County Crisis and Resource Center / SAVE Coalition $3,500 Funding to help locate housing and pay for rent for increased number of domestic violence victims
9 ID Kootenai Coeur d’Alene Tribe $4,000 Funding to support Tribal eldercare, food needs, diapers and cleaning supplies for the Early Childcare Learning Center, and equipment at Marimn Healthcare center
9 ID Kootenai Cup of Grace $1,000 Food, including perishables
9 ID Kootenai Hayden Senior Center $2,000 Funding to meet increased need for food and home delivery expenses
9 ID Kootenai Heritage Health $2,000 Funding for collaboration with other agencies to provide shelter and healthcare needs for homeless and healthcare and mental health services for low-income
9 ID Kootenai Idaho Youth Ranch $2,000 Funding to secure equipment and resources for mental telehealth services for youth
9 ID Kootenai KROC Center $5,000 Funding to provide emergency relief services, including grocery gift cards, food, and mental health referrals
9 ID Kootenai Lake City Senior Center $2,000 Funding to meet increased need for food and home delivery expenses
9 ID Kootenai Post Falls Food Bank $1,000 Food, including perishables
9 ID Kootenai Rathdrum Senior Center $2,000 Funding to meet increased need for food and home delivery expenses
9 ID Kootenai Relatives as Parents $2,000 Funding to provide chromebooks to school-aged students to continue online school who are being raised by grandparents
9 ID Kootenai Safe Passage $3,000 Funding to provide shelter for increased number of domestic violence victims
9 ID Kootenai Spirit Lake Food Bank $1,000 Food, including perishables
9 ID Kootenai St. Vincents $25,000 Funding to provide shelter, temporary housing, and food for homeless and ALICE populations
10 ID Bonner  Bonner County Food Bank $3,000 Food security for vulnerable residents
10 ID Bonner  Eureka Institute $500 Free meals through restaurant collaboration in Bonner County
10 ID Bonner  Food for our Children $2,000 Food security for school-aged children
10 ID Bonner  Helping Hands Healing Hearts $3,000 Housing, financial assistance and meeting basic needs through a network of churches in Bonner County
10 ID Bonner  Priest River Ministries $2,500 Temporary shelter and food security for vulnerable families
10 ID Bonner Bonner Co. Economic Development Corp. $10,000 Assisting small business owners to access resources, and address most-critical needs
10 ID Bonner Clark Fork Food Bank $500 Food, including perishables
10 ID Bonner Priest River Food Bank $2,000 Food, including perishables
10 ID Bonner Sandpoint Community Resource Center $1,500 Launch a collaborative communications plan to connect vulnerable citizens with mental health services, food security, and other basic need services in the community
10 ID Boundary Boundary Coalition for Families $2,000 Housing and food security and immediate needs
10 ID Boundary Boundary County Food Bank (Community Action Center) $2,500 Food, including perishables
10 ID Boundary Kootenai Tribe $5,000 Food security, healthcare and basic needs for tribal members
10 ID Boundary Ministerial Assoc of Bonners Ferry $2,000 Housing and food security
10 ID Boundary Senior Hospitality Center $2,500 Eldercare and food security
10 ID Boundary / Bonner NAMI / Crisis Hotline $1,500 Increasing accessibility to mental health services
11 WA Spokane Tribe $45,000 General COVID-19 Response and Family Preservation
11 WA Colville Tribe $45,000 General COVID-19 Response and Family Preservation
11 WA Kalispel Tribe $20,000 Family Preservation