Innovia Foundation awards $1.2 million to regional organizational partners

Posted on March 17, 2021

Innovia Foundation announces $1,205,780 in grants awarded to 133 organizations in Eastern Washington and North Idaho through the recent Community Grant Program and Arts & Culture Recovery Grant Program.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our region, Innovia made intentional changes to our traditional grant practices which included increasing giving for COVID-19 relief, reducing the reporting requirements and other restrictions on existing grants, awarding operating grants, and actively engaging with communities hardest hit by COVID-19. Priorities were given to organizations impacted by COVID-19 and area wildfires, particularly disproportionately impacted communities, along with a separate pool of funding to support Arts and Culture organizations.

“We know that organizations were hit hard in 2020 by the pandemic and the wildfires in our region. By providing more flexible dollars and a streamlined grant reporting process, we wanted to make sure that funding would go to those organizations supporting our most vulnerable,” said Shelly O’Quinn, CEO, Innovia Foundation.

Grants ranging from $1,500 to $20,000 will support the following organizations and programs in Eastern Washington and North Idaho included below. For more information about any of these grants, please contact Sarah Bain, sbain@innovia.org or 509-624-2606 or visit our website, innovia.org.

Washington State Grants by County

Adams and Lincoln Counties

Columbia Basin Allied Arts | $3,420 – Grant County (serving Adams and Lincoln Counties)
Arts in Public Schools for Adams and Lincoln Counties

Community Services of Moses Lake | $10,000 – Grant County (serving Adams and Lincoln Counties)
Food Distribution Center Serving Adams and Lincoln Counties

 

Asotin, Columbia and Garfield Counties

Asotin County Library Foundation | $4,000 – Asotin County
Career Kits and STEM/Culture Bags for Asotin County

Blue Mountain Artisans Guild | $1,500 – Garfield County
Program Support

First Christian Church (DOC)/Red Door Kitchen | $5,000 – Asotin County
General Operating Support

Garfield County Fire District #1 | $7,000 – Garfield County
Garfield County Ambulance Nitronox Systems

Interlink, Inc. | $10,000 – Asotin County
Capacity Building

Plus Delta After School Studios | $10,000 – Columbia County
After-school program

Touchet Valley Arts Council (TVAC) | $2,500 – Columbia County
General Operating Support

 

Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens Counties

Chewelah Chamber of Commerce | $5,500 – Stevens County
Kiosk at the Park Support

Chewelah Faith Resources Group | $5,000 – Stevens County
TASTY Program: General Operating Support

Colville Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Information Center | $9,500 – Stevens County
General Operating Support

Colville Community Senior Center | $10,000 – Stevens County
General Operating Support

Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary | $10,520 – Stevens County
General Operating Support

The Cutter Theatre | $9,175– Pend Oreille County
Enhanced digital production capabilities

Friends of Stonerose Fossils | $10,000 – Ferry County
General Operating Support

Hospitality House | $15,000 – Pend Oreille County
Capital Project

Newport Parent Co-op Preschool | $10,000 – Pend Oreille County
General Operating Support

Northeast Washington Community Radio Guild | $4,500 –Stevens County
General Operating Support

Northport Community Preservation and Restoration (NCPR) | $3,800 – Stevens County
Senior Meals Program Kitchen Equipment

Pawsitive Outreach Spay/Neuter Advocates | $10,520 – Pend Oreille County
Program Support

Pend Oreille County Fair and Rodeo Association | $4,500 – Pend Oreille County
General Operating Support

Pend Oreille County Historical Society | $3,500 – Pend Oreille County
General Operating Support

Pend Oreille Players Association | $6,125– Pend Oreille County
POPA Technology Upgrade

Tiger Historical Center | $3,000 – Pend Oreille County
General Operating Support

Town of Northport | $18,000 – Stevens County
Fire Department, Training Program for Emergency Medical Responders

Tri County Community Health Fund | $18,000 – Stevens County
Hope Street Project: Capacity Building

Valley Historical Society | $4,800 – Stevens County
Innovative solutions in response to COVID-19

 

Spokane County

Caritas Outreach Ministries | $5,000 – Spokane County
General Operating Support

Carl Maxey Center | $10,000 – Spokane County
General Operating Support

Catholic Charities Eastern Washington | $10,000 – Spokane County
CAPA At-Home Education Support: Helping Families Navigate Pandemic Learning

The City Gate | $5,000 – Spokane County
General Operating Support

College Success Foundation | $10,000 – Spokane County
General Operating Support

Communities in Schools of Spokane County | $10,000 – Spokane County
General Operating Support

Community Minded Enterprises | $20,000 – Spokane County
Strengthening Child Care in The Zone

Deer Park Volunteer Ambulance | $8,000 – Spokane County
General Capacity Building and Operations

Family Promise of Spokane | $15,000 – Spokane County
General Operating Support

Feast Collective | $10,000 – Spokane County
Chef Program Director Investment

Global Neighborhood | $5,000 – Spokane County
General Operating Support

Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels | $7,500 – Spokane County
Creating Capacity in a Time of Need

GroundTruth Project | $20,000 – Spokane County
Report for America/The Spokesman-Review: Washington, D.C. Reporter

Lumen Early Learning | $10,000 – Spokane County
General Operating Support

Mobius Children’s Museum and Science Center | $7,500 – Spokane County
General Operating Support

NAOMI | $2,500 – Spokane County
COVID-19 Quarantine Shelter Collaboration

New Hope Resource Center | $15,000 – Spokane County
Preventing Homelessness through Rent Assistance

Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture | $7,500 – Spokane County
General Operating Support

Odyssey Youth Center | $5,000 – Spokane County
General Operating Support

Project Beauty Share | $10,000 – Spokane County
Resiliency Project

Refugee Connections Spokane | $10,000 – Spokane County
General Operating Support

A Refuge Trauma Informed Therapies | $10,000 – Spokane County
General Operating Support

Sinto Senior Activity Center | $7,500 – Spokane County
Ballroom Floor Repair Capital Project

SNAP Financial Access | $10,000 – Spokane County
Women’s Business Center

Spokane Area Jewish Family Services | $2,500 – Spokane County
Spokane Jewish Cultural Film Festival 2022

Spokane Area Youth Choirs | $5,000 – Spokane County
General Operating Support

Spokane Arts | $5,600 – Spokane County
General Operating Support

Spokane Civic Theatre Inc. | $7,500 – Spokane County
General Operating Support

Spokane Eastside Reunion Association | $15,000 – Spokane County
General Operating Support

Spokane Fall Folk Festival | $2,400 – Spokane County
Virtual Fall Folk Festival

Spokane Humane Society | $10,520 – Spokane County
STAR

Spokane Interactive Arts | $4,000 – Spokane County
Projection Mapping Showcase

Spokane Valley Summer Theatre | $5,000 – Spokane County
General Operating Support

Spokane Youth Symphony | $5,000 – Spokane County
General Operating Support

Terrain Programs | $10,000 – Spokane County
General Operating Support

Town of Fairfield | $10,000 – Spokane County
Kitchen Equipment Purchase

Transitions | $10,000 – Spokane County
Transitions’ New Leaf Kitchen and Cafe: Program Support

Volunteers of America | $20,000 – Spokane County
Hope House Housing Resource Specialist Role

Women’s Healing and Empowerment Network (WHEN) | $7,000 – Spokane County
General Operating Support

World Relief | $10,000 – Spokane County
Community Ambassadors Outreach

YWCA Spokane | $10,000 – Spokane County
Employment Aid for Women Impacted by COVID

 

Whitman County

Community Action Center | $20,000 – Whitman County
Housing Security for People Displaced by Wildfires

Council on Aging & Human Services/Coast Transportation | $13,000 – Whitman County
Support for Senior Nutrition Programs

Pine Creek Community Restoration Long-Term Recovery Organization | $20,000 Whitman County
General Operating Support

Pullman Community Gardens at Koppel Farm | $10,000 – Whitman County
An Accessible Garden for Mobility Impaired Gardeners

Regional Theatre of the Palouse | $4,000 – Whitman County
General Operating Support

Washington Idaho Symphony Association | $4,000 – Whitman County
General Operating Support

 

Idaho State Grants by County

Benewah, Latah and Shoshone Counties

Benewah Humane Society, Inc. | $10,520 – Benewah County
Program Support

City of Mullan | $5,000 – Shoshone County
Multi-Game Court Renovation

Families Together | $20,000 – Latah County
Operating Support for Parent’s Night Out Respite Care

Festival Dance & Performing Arts Association Inc. | $4,000 – Latah County
Innovative solutions in response to COVID-19

Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre | $4,000 – Latah County
General Operating Support

Northern Pacific Depot Foundation, Inc. | $5,000 – Shoshone County
General Operating Support

Palouse Choral Society | $4,000 – Latah County
General Operating Support

Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute | $10,000 – Latah County
Stewardship, STEM and Nature with Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute

Palouse Pathways | $5,000 – Latah County
Palouse Pathways College Transition Support

Shoshone County Crisis and Resource Center | $7,500 – Shoshone County
General Operating Support

Sierra Silver Mine Tour, Inc. | $10,000 – Shoshone County
General Operating Support

Sixth Street Melodrama and Theater | $5,000 – Shoshone County
General Operating Support

St. Maries Lumberjack Booster Club | $20,000 – Benewah County
St. Maries Baseball/Softball/Soccer complex, Phase One

University of Idaho Foundation, Inc | $14,000 – Latah County
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Virtual Support

 

Bonner and Boundary Counties

Angels Over Sandpoint | $5,000 – Bonner County
Back to School Program

Better Together Animal Alliance | $10,520 – Bonner County
PAS Helpline

Blanchard Area Seniors Incorporated | $3,000 – Bonner County
Arts and Culture for both youth and adults

Bonner Community Food Center, Inc. | $10,000 – Bonner County
Program Support

Food for our Children | $8,000 – Bonner County
Weekend Food Program Support

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness | $5,000 – Bonner County
Scotchman Peak Mountain Goat Trail Ambassador Program

Kaniksu Land Trust | $20,000 – Bonner County
Connecting Classrooms and Children with Nature

Panhandle Alliance for Education | $8,000 – Bonner County
READY! for Kindergarten

Panida Theater | $4,950 – Bonner County
General Operating Support

Pend Oreille Arts Council | $5,000 – Bonner County
General Operating Support

Priest River Ministries | $15,000 – Bonner County
Operating Support

Sandpoint Area Seniors, Inc. | $5,000 – Bonner County
General Operating Support

Sandpoint Community Resource Center (SCRC) | $20,000 – Bonner County
Program Support

Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education (SOLE), Inc. | $10,000 – Bonner County
General Operating Support

 

Clearwater, Idaho and Lewis Counties

Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) | $5,000 – Idaho County
General Operating Support

Clearwater County Senior Citizens Inc. | $5,000 – Clearwater County
General Operating Support

Senior Citizens Dollar a Month Club Inc. | $4,000 – Idaho County
General Operating Support

Sunnyside Rural Fire District | $10,000 – Clearwater County
Structural Personal Protective Equipment for firefighters (PPE)

Upper Clearwater Community Foundation/Save the Pool | $14,000 – Lewis County
Kamiah Community Pool Restoration

 

Kootenai County

Attorneys Northwest, Inc. | $20,000 – Kootenai County
Operating Support

Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County | $10,000 – Kootenai County
General Operating Support Summer Session

CDAIDE | $5,073 – Kootenai County
Case Management System Implementation

Children’s Village | $15,000 – Kootenai County
Operating Support

Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra | $5,000 – Kootenai County
General Operating Support

Emerge | $5,000 – Kootenai County
General Operating Support

Family Promise of North Idaho | $5,000 – Kootenai County
General Operating Support

First Judicial District CASA Program | $20,000 – Kootenai County
CASA Path to Permanency Project

Gem Community Citizens Project Group DBA Hayden Senior Center | $10,000 – Kootenai County
General Operating Support

Gizmo-CDA, Inc. | $10,000 – Kootenai County
Micro Entrepreneurial Project

Human Rights Education Institute | $7,500 – Kootenai County
General Operating Support

Idaho Youth Ranch | $14,000 – Kootenai County
Strengthening the Safety Net for Families Impacted by COVID-19

Post Falls Food Bank | $8,000 – Kootenai County
Grocery Rescue Program

Safe Passage | $15,000 – Kootenai County
Children’s Advocacy Center

Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center | $10,000 – Kootenai County
Expanding the Arts: Live streaming

Specialized Needs Recreation | $7,500 – Kootenai County
Scholarship Fund

St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho | $10,000 – Kootenai County
Health and Wellbeing 

Tesh, Inc. | $20,000 – Kootenai County
Insulation Installation

 

Nez Perce County

The Idaho Foodbank | $20,000 – Nez Perce County
Mobile Pantry program

Lapwai Community Coalition | $10,000 – Nez Perce County
General Operating Support

Lewiston Independent Foundation for Education | $5,000 – Nez Perce County
Social Services Assistance and Teacher Impact Grants

Northwest Children’s Home | $12,537 – Nez Perce County
Connecting Kids to Care

Opportunities Unlimited Inc. | $4,000 – Nez Perce County
Automatic entrance doors

The Willow Center, Inc. | $5,000 – Nez Perce County
Program Support & Expansion

YWCA of Lewiston, ID-Clarkston, WA | $4,800 – Nez Perce County
YWCA Extended Housing HVAC Project