Equinox Foundation Fund at Innovia Foundation awards grants to nonprofits

Posted on July 19, 2018


Equinox Foundation Fund at Innovia Foundation Awards Grants to Nonprofits

SPOKANE, WA, 7/19/2018 — Twenty-five nonprofit organizations serving Bonner and Boundary counties of North Idaho have recently been awarded $255,020 in grants from the Equinox Foundation Fund at Innovia Foundation.

The Equinox Foundation is partnering with Innovia Foundation to provide a grant program for the benefit of communities in Bonner and Boundary counties. This family foundation was founded on the values of wisdom, integrity and environmental stewardship.

The organizations receiving grants include:

4-H Clubs & Affiliated 4-H Organizations: Explore 4-H Afterschool Fun | $6,000
4-H Friday Friends

American Heritage Wildlife Foundation | $3,000
General Operating Support

Bonner Community Food Center, Inc. | $10,000
Hunger Relief in North Idaho

Bonner County Homeless Task Force | $25,000
Transitional Housing Case Management

Bonner Soil and Water Conservation District | $2,000
2019 Pend Oreille Water Festival

Community Cancer Services | $15,000
Program Services

Community Coalition for Families | $14,000
Housing Assistance

First Judicial District CASA Program | $10,000
Rural Advocate Training & Retention Project

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness | $3,000
FSPW Bonner County Trails, Stewardship, Education and Outreach Program

Friends of the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center | $11,420
Avalanche Safety Education for Kids

Gizmo-CDA, Inc. | $15,000
Bringing Innovation Coaching to the Boundary and Bonner School District

Idaho Trails Association | $10,600
North Idaho Trails

Inland Northwest Land Conservancy | $7,500
Lake Pend Oreille Conservation Initiative

North Idaho College Foundation, Inc. | $4,050
Mapping Your Future – Higher Education Pathways for Boundary County Middle School Students

Panhandle Alliance for Education | $25,000
Collaborative Math Classrooms for the Lake Pend Oreille School District

Panida Theater | $5,000
Panida Back Outer Wall Mural Project

Pend Oreille Arts Council | $7,450
Performing Arts Series and Ovations Educational Outreach Program

Priest Lake Nordic Club, Inc. | $10,000
Grooming Equipment Upgrade Capital Campaign

Priest River Ministries | $6,000
Mobile Advocate

Sandpoint Area Seniors, Inc. | $15,000
Let’s Eat!

Sandpoint High School Model United Nations | $5,000
SHS Model United Nations

Sandpoint Youth Center | $10,000
Operating Budget for 2018-19

Selkirk Conservation Alliance | $10,000
2018 Priest Lake Water Quality Monitoring Program

Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education (SOLE), Inc. | $10,000
SnowSchool: Affordable Access to Intentional and Transformational Education Experiences Outdoors

Trinity Lutheran Church | $15,000
BOCO Backpack Program – Weekend Supplemental Food for School-Age Children


Innovia Foundation (formerly Inland Northwest Community Foundation) connects donor generosity to the region’s most pressing causes and collaborates with community partners to drive transformation across 20 counties in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Since 1974, the foundation’s endowment has grown to $120 million. Through the generosity of donors and the passionate support of our nonprofit and community partners, Innovia Foundation has awarded more than $70 million dollars to organizations that improve lives.