Innovia Foundation has awarded $1,011,665 in grants to 124 organizations in Eastern Washington and North Idaho through the Community Grant Program. In Eastern Washington, 36 of 63 (57%) grant awards were presented to organizations in Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens and Whitman counties with the remainder of grant dollars going to recipients in Spokane County. As for North Idaho, 32 of 61 (52%) grant award were presented to organizations in Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce and Shoshone counties with the remainder of funding to recipients in Kootenai County.

The grant program has now distributed $4,517,817 in the last five years in the 10 counties in both Eastern Washington and North Idaho that the foundation serves. The Community Grant Program at Innovia Foundation supports innovative programs addressing specific challenges and opportunities throughout the region to improve access to education, promote health and wellbeing, support arts and culture, create economic opportunity and enhance the quality of life. A complete list of recipients and amounts awarded is listed below.

Washington State Grants by County

Partners for Rural Washington | $20,000A Regionwide Initiative: The PRWA Rural Advancement Project

Adams and Lincoln Counties

Almira School District | $6,000Lincoln County: After School Programs; Columbia Basin Allied Arts | $4,500Grant County (serving Adams and Lincoln Counties): In-School Performing Arts Outreach; Harrington Area Chamber of Commerce | $6,200Lincoln County: Second Phase of Town Square Beautification; Ralston Grange #943 | $15,000Adams County: Ralston Grange Well Project; Reardan Community Hall Association | $8,100Lincoln County: Energy Improvement Plan; Ritzville Downtown Development | $5,000Adams County: Capacity Building/Executive Director.

Asotin, Columbia and Garfield Counties 

Asotin County Library Foundation | $7,000Asotin County: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten; Blue Mountain Artisan Guild | $10,000Garfield County: Building Improvements; Columbia County Community Network | $15,000Columbia County: Community Assessment Grant; First Christian Church in Clarkston | $10,000Asotin County: Red Door Kitchen Free Meals Support; Interlink, Inc. | $10,000Asotin County: Safety Program Support; Project Timothy | $5,000Columbia County: General Fund; Touchet Valley Golf and Recreation | $10,000Columbia County: Irrigation Project; Tri-State Memorial Hospital | $7,912Asotin County: Post COVID-19 Care Program; Valley Community Center | $4,000Asotin County: Support the Senior Meal Program.

Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens Counties

Chewelah Chamber of Commerce | $8,100Stevens County: Arts & Culture; Chewelah Faith Resources Group | $6,000Stevens County: TASTY Kids’ Summer Food Program; Chewelah Performing and Cultural Arts Center | $9,000Stevens County: Exterior Renovation; Colville Community Senior Center | $4,050Stevens County: Meal Operating and Social Networking; Friends of the Pend Oreille County Library | $4,050Pend Oreille County: Build a Community Garden Behind County Library; Friends of Stonerose Fossils | $10,000Ferry County: Science Education Through Fossil Exploration; Hearts and Horses | $2,040Stevens County: Empowering low income and abused girls; NEW Family Life Services | | $2,025Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens Counties: Online Parenting Classes for Pregnant Women; Northeast Washington Community Radio Guild | $9,000Stevens County: General Operating Support; Pawsitive Outreach | $13,000Pend Oreille County: Community Spay & Neuter; Pend Oreille County Fair and Rodeo Association | $6,480Pend Oreille County: Sound System for Pend Oreille County Fairgrounds; Providence Northeast Washington Hunger Coalition | $6,075Stevens County: Farm to Food Pantry Equipment; Stevens County Library District | $10,000Stevens County: Loon Lake Library Construction; Tri-County Community Health Fund | $8,100Stevens County: Hope Street Update.

Spokane County

At the Core | $9,000Spokane County: Bite2Go Rural Initiative; Carl Maxey Center | $12,500Spokane County: General Operating Support; Eastern Washington University | $20,000Spokane County: Postsecondary Access and Success Program; Family Orientation Center/Centro | $11,250Spokane County: Serving Hispanic Immigrant Families: Family Promise of Spokane | $9,000Spokane County: Equipping Families to end Homelessness Cycle; Feast Collective | $15,000Spokane County: Catering Operations Expansion; Generation Alive | $7,000Spokane County: Youth Action Teams; Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels | $11,250Spokane County: Meals for Homebound Seniors in Rural Spokane; Inland Northwest AGC Apprenticeships | $15,000Spokane County: Head Start to the Construction Trades Program Support; Maddie’s Place | $12,500Spokane County: Phase 1 Remodel at 1004 E. 8th Ave.; MiA – Mujeres in Action | $12,500Spokane County: General Operating Support; NAMI Spokane | $4,500Spokane County: Community Outreach and Marketing/Mental Health Services; Northwest Winterfest | $5,000Spokane County: Lantern Festival and Celebration of Cultural Traditions; Partners with Families & Children | $15,000Spokane County: Turning Hurt Into Hope; Salish School of Spokane | $15,000Spokane County: kwu sn-iwlx- Native Youth Cultural Support & Education Program; Spokane Area Jewish Family Services | $2,500Spokane County: Spokane Jewish Cultural Film Festival 2023; Spokane Eastside Reunion Association | $10,000Spokane County: General Operating Support; Spokane Humane Society | $8,000Spokane County: Veterinary Medical Assistance Program; Spokane Riverkeeper | $11,250Spokane County: Innovia Foundation Community Grant; Spokane Valley Partners | $9,000Spokane County: Critical Needs Programs; SpokAnimal | $8,000Spokane County: Equitable Access to Pet Care Initiative; Terrain Programs | $10,000Spokane County: The Future is Fertile; The City Gate | $4,500Spokane County: General Operating Support; The Gathering House | $3,250Spokane County: Gospel Concert Series; The Spokesman-Review | $15,000Spokane County: Report for America Funding; The Way to Justice | $10,000Spokane County: General Operating Support; Transitions | $10,000Spokane County: New Leaf Café at the Downtown Spokane Public Library.

Whitman County

Artisans Center at the Dahmen Barn | $5,859 – Whitman County: Equipment for Ceramic Program; Circles of Caring Adult Day Health Foundation | $5,000Whitman County: Improving Quality of Life and Maintaining Health and Wellbeing; Council On Aging & Human Services | $10,000Whitman County: Health and Wellness Related Transportation Services; Friends of Whitman County Library | $6,781Whitman County: STREAM to Go for Young Minds; LaCrosse Community Pride | $10,000Whitman County: LaCrosse Rocks! A Heritage Center and Ice Age Floods Museum; Tough As Nails | $5,000Whitman County: Activity and Craft Kits for Hospitalized Children;.

Idaho State Grants by County

Idaho Trails Association | $4,800A Regionwide Initiative: For 17-area Projects Between April and September; Imagine Idaho | $20,000A Regionwide Initiative: Broadband Planning and Support to Connect Rural North Idaho Communities.

Benewah, Latah and Shoshone Counties

Benewah County Humane Society | $13,000Benewah County: Salary Support; City of Tensed | $20,000 – Benewah County: A New Tractor for General Maintenance and Snow Removal; Festival Dance & Performing Arts Association Inc. | $3,000Latah County: Youthreach Dance Education for Rural Youth; Friends of Wallace City Pool, Inc. | $10,000Shoshone County: General Operating Support; Historic Wallace Chamber of Commerce | $1,500Shoshone County: National Buffalo Soldiers Gathering and Monument Dedication; Lumberjack Booster Club | $20,000Benewah County: Phase Two of St. Maries’ Baseball, Soccer & Softball Complex; Lutherhaven Ministries | $12,000Shoshone County: Bethany Community Center for Service and Leadership; Northern Pacific Depot Foundation | $5,000Shoshone County: General Operating Support; Palouse Land Trust | $7,500Latah County: Neuman Conservation Forest Environmental Learning Pavilion; Shoshone County Crisis and Resource Center | $5,284Shoshone County: Crisis and Resource Sustainability Project; Shoshone County Mining & Smelting Museum | $7,200Shoshone County: Replace north wall window on second floor; Viola Community Club | $5,105Latah County: Community Center Upgrade.

Bonner and Boundary Counties 

Angels Over Sandpoint | $6,000Bonner County: Back to School Program; Better Together Animal Alliance | $13,000Bonner County: Care When They Need It Most; City of Bonners Ferry | $3,500Boundary County: Community Pool Upgrades and Support; Community Coalition for Families | $11,250Boundary County: Emergency Housing and Transportation Assistance; Food for Our Children | $3,200Bonner County: Weekend Food Program; Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness | $9,000Bonner County: Tracks for Teens; Fry Healthcare Foundation | $7,512Boundary County: Automated External Defibrillators for Underserved Residents; Gardeners for Regional Organic Wellbeing | $3,132Boundary County: Community Fruit Orchard Project; Kaniksu Land Trust | $8,000Bonner County: Rewild the Child; Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper | $5,000Bonner County: Lake Ecology Education Program Outside the Classroom; Pend Oreille Arts Council | $5,000Bonner County: Educational Outreach Programs; Pend Oreille Pedalers | $6,000Bonner County: Velo Trout Terrain Trail Center Buildout; Priest River Ministries | $8,000Bonner County: General Operating Support; Sandpoint Area Seniors, Inc. | $8,000Bonner County: Sandpoint Area Seniors, Inc. | $8,000Bonner County.

Clearwater, Idaho and Lewis Counties

Animal Rescue Foundation Inc. | $5,000Idaho County: General Operating Support; Clearwater County Senior Citizens Inc. | $4,000Clearwater County: Orofino Senior Meal Site Program; Kamiah Senior Citizens Society, Inc. | $4,000Lewis County: Assist Feeding the Elderly: Orofino Fire Department | $5,604Clearwater County: Radio Funding Request; REACH Club Inc. | $7,750Idaho County: Expanding the World for Youth in a High Poverty Community; Senior Citizens Dollar A Month Club | $4,000Idaho County: Meals Program; Sunnyside Rural Fire District | $5,434Clearwater County:

Animal Rescue Foundation Inc. | $5,000Idaho County: General Operating Support; Clearwater County Senior Citizens Inc. | $4,000Clearwater County: Orofino Senior Meal Site Program; Kamiah Senior Citizens Society, Inc. | $4,000Lewis County: Assist Feeding the Elderly: Orofino Fire Department | $5,604Clearwater County: Radio Funding Request; REACH Club Inc. | $7,750Idaho County: Expanding the World for Youth in a High Poverty Community; Senior Citizens Dollar A Month Club | $4,000Idaho County: Meals Program; Sunnyside Rural Fire District | $5,434Clearwater County: 2022 Funding; Upriver Youth Leadership Council | $10,000Lewis County: Garden to Table Project.

Kootenai County 

CDAIDE | $6,000Kootenai County: Executive Director Salary Enhancement; CHS Viking Booster Club | $8,500Kootenai County: Bleacher Modifications for Jordan Court; Coeur d’Alene Backpack Program | $6,750Kootenai County: Program Food Bags; Consolidated Free Library | $7,965Kootenai County: Teen Wellness & Health Literacy; Children’s Village, Inc. | $5,000Kootenai County: General Operating Support; Family Promise of North Idaho | $4,000Kootenai County: Sheltering at our Best; First Judicial District CASA Program | $6,750Kootenai County: CASA’s Project Permanency; Gizmo-CDA, Inc. | $9,000Kootenai County: Capacity Building; Growing the STEM | $10,000Kootenai County: Operating Support; Heritage Health (Dirne Community Health) | $5,000Kootenai County: Street Medicine Outreach Program; Idaho Youth Ranch/Anchor House | $9,000Kootenai County: Anchor House Youth and Family Therapy; Museum of North Idaho | $9,000Kootenai County: A New State-of-the-Art Museum for the Coeur d’Alene region; NISSA | $12,500Kootenai County: Rural Education Outreach Program; North Idaho Pride Alliance | $8,000Kootenai County: Crisis Response, Advocacy, Education, and Networking; Safe Passage | $9,000Kootenai County: Mental Health Counseling for Children Experiencing Abuse; Salvation Army Kroc Center | $4,500Kootenai County: Third Grade Swim Childhood Drowning Prevention; Specialized Needs Recreation | $4,000Kootenai County: Scholarship Fund; St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho | $9,000Kootenai County: Help Center Restrooms Renovations; United Way of North Idaho | $9,000Kootenai County: Region 1 Early Childhood Scholarships.

Nez Perce County 

Chief Joseph Foundation | $9,250Nez Perce County: Riders to Leaders After School and Summer Program for Young Native Girls and Women; Kiwanis of the LC Valley | $1,250Nez Perce County: Backpacks and School Supplies; Lewiston Independent School District | $3,258Nez Perce County: Summer Stretch extends STEM learning; Northwest Children’s Home, Inc. | $4,900Nez Perce County: Trauma-Informed Care for Children and Families; Willow Center, Inc. | $5,000Nez Perce County: Mental Health Grief Peer Support Groups; YWCA of Lewiston-Clarkston | $8,000Nez Perce County: Flat Roof Replacement Project.


Innovia Foundation ignites generosity that transforms lives and communities so that every person has the opportunity to thrive. As the community foundation for Eastern Washington and North Idaho, we partner with people who want to make our world better. We work together to address and solve our region’s problems, help those in need, identify and respond to our greatest opportunities and leave a lasting impact. Each year, Innovia Foundation invests nearly $10 million into our communities through grants and scholarships to nonprofit organizations and local students.



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