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Innovia Foundation awards over $1.1 million to regional organization partners

Spokane, WA, June 15, 2023 – Innovia Foundation has awarded $1,187,600 in grants to 127 organizations in Eastern Washington and North Idaho through its Community Grant Program.  

Guided by input from local community members, the Community Grants Program supports innovative programs addressing specific challenges and opportunities throughout the region. Grants are awarded to organizations working to improve access to education, promote health and wellbeing, support arts and culture, create economic opportunity and enhance quality of life. This year, reviewers prioritized grant requests that met the theme of bringing people together and increasing social connections and inclusivity.  

Funding for the Community Grants Program is the result of donors who have established funds at Innovia for the purpose of improving community vibrancy and vitality based on local priorities. 

The community grants program has now distributed $11,031,666 in the last five years in 20 counties of Eastern Washington and North Idaho served by Innovia. 

A complete list of recipients and amounts awarded are listed below. 

2023 Recipients

Washington Counties

Harrington Opera House Society | $11,000 Lincoln County  

Structural Repair of the Historic 1904 Bank Block Building 

Odessa Historical Society | $14,838 – Lincoln County  

Remodel the Pavilion for the Town of Reardan Park 

Othello Food Bank | $10,000 – Adams County   

Reducing Food Insecurity for Youth  

Ralston Grange #943 | $5,000 – Adams County  

Ralston Grange Electrical Upgrade Project 

Ritzville Lions Club | $8,200 – Adams County  

Ritzville Lions Club Renovation 

Town of Reardan | $10,000 – Lincoln County  

Remodel the Pavilion for the Town of Reardan Park 

Washtucna Heritage Museum and Community Center | $13,868 – Adams County 

Food Bank Building Improvements 

Asotin County Library | $10,000Asotin County  

Smart Scaping at the Library for a Verdant Community Space 

Blue Mountain Artisan Guild (BMAG) | $7,500 – Garfield County  

Building Repairs and Improvements 

First Christian Church in Clarkston | $10,000 Asotin County  

Red Door Kitchen Free Meals 

Garfield County Christian Youth Program | $2,800 – Garfield County 

Bathroom Safety Upgrade and Repair  

L-C Valley Habitat for Humanity | $3,500 – Asotin County  

Lawn and Garden Tool Loan Shed Program  

Plus Delta After School Studios dba The Club | $10,000 – Columbia County 

Social and Emotional Support Youth Programming 

Pomeroy Community Center | $5,000 – Garfield County 

Historic Seeley Theatre and Opera House Restoration 

Project Timothy | $5,000 – Columbia County  

Client Services Support  

Touchet Valley Golf Club | $5,000 – Columbia County  

Touchet Valley Golf Courses Irrigation Project 

Twin County United Way | $15,000 – Asotin County; Nez Perce County  

Kindergarten Readiness Program 

YWCA of Walla Walla | $15,000 – Columbia County  

Columbia County Childcare Center 

Angel Paws of Pend Oreille | $6,400 Pend Oreille County 

Financial Assistance for Veterinary Bills 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County | $10,000 – Stevens County  

Wellpinit Native Initiative 

Chewelah Faith Resources Group | $10,000 – Stevens County  

TASTY Kids’ Summer Food Program 

Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary | $6,400 – Stevens County  

Caring for Cats, Canines, and Our Community 

Curlew Volunteer Fire/EMS Association | $6,500 – Ferry County  

Quick Response Vehicle for Community Outreach/Response 

Cusick Community Development Association | $6,457 Pend Oreille County 

Feeding our Neighbors in Need 

Ferry County Historical Society | $2,812 – Ferry County  

Painting of Slagle Buildings and Perimeter Fence 

Ferry/Okanogan Fire Protection District #14 | $15,303 – Ferry County 

LifePak15 Acquisition 

Friends of the Republic Library | $10,000 – Ferry County  

Republic Community Library 

Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce | $10,000 – Pend Oreille County  

Greater Newport Area Workforce Capacity Building Initiative 

Hospitality House Council on Aging | $13,500 – Pend Oreille County  

Revitalization Project of Hospitality House Community Center 

Newport Creative District | $8,000 – Pend Oreille County  

Strategic Plan Development 

Newport School District | $5,600 – Pend Oreille County  

AED Project Expansion  

Northeast Washington Hunger Coalition | $16,800 – Stevens County  

Cold Storage Capacity Build for Rural Food Pantry Coalition 

Pawsitive Outreach Spay/Neuter Alliance | $6,400 – Pend Oreille County  

Community Spay Neuter 

Pend Oreille County Historical Society | $8,000 – Pend Oreille County  

Barrier-Free or ADA Paved Trail w/ Signage Across Grounds 

Associated General Contractors of America Inland Northwest Chapter | $10,000 – Spokane County  

Construction Trades Development Program 

Catholic Charities of Spokane | $15,000 – Spokane County  

Immigration Legal Services: Building Generational Inclusion 

Community-Minded Enterprises | $15,000 – Spokane County  

Access to High-Quality Early Education and Care 

Feast Collective | $17,729 Spokane County  

Feast Collective: Capital Equipment to Expand Capacity 

Girl Scouts Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho | $15,000 – Spokane County  

Go-Getter Outreach Troops Program Development  

Hispanic Business Professional Association | $15,000 – Spokane County  

Folklórico de Spokane Communtiy Event  

Inland Northwest Land Conservancy | $15,000 – Spokane County  

Glen Tana Conservation Capacity Expansion 

MiA – Mujeres in Action | $12,500 – Spokane County  

Advocate Counselors, Case Management for DV/SA Survivors 

Mission Community Outreach Center of Spokane | $5,000 – Spokane County  

School Shoes for Kids 

Northeast Community Center Association | $15,000 – Spokane County  

Coffee 2 Career training program 

Oregon Native American Chamber | $10,000 – Spokane County  

Technical Support for Native Owned Businesses 

Reclaim Project Recovery | $15,000 – Spokane County  

Bridging Food Insecurity and Creating Jobs in our Community  

River City Youth Ops | $10,500 – Spokane County  

Youth-Led Community Engagement for West Central 

River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary | $6,400 – Spokane County  

Feed Sanctuary Animals Health Initiative  

SCRAPS Hope Foundation | $6,400 – Spokane County  

Animal Medical Care Program 

Spokane Area Council of Square & Folk Dance Federation of Washington | $2,000 – Spokane County  

Make a Circle of Friends Dance Program  

Spokane Area Jewish Family Services | $2,700 – Spokane County  

Spokane Jewish Cultural Film Festival 2024 

Spokane Word | $10,000 – Spokane County  

Broadcast Programing to Spokane BIPOC/Immigrant communities  

Spokane Youth Symphony | $10,000 – Spokane County  

Local and Regional Tours 

SpokAnimal C.A.R.E | $6,400 – Spokane County  

Responding to Spokane Tribe’s Request for Help with Animals 

Stage Left Theater Association | $15,000 – Spokane County  

2023 Season 

Terrain Programs | $15,000 – Spokane County  

Terrain 2023 Program Support  

The Shades of Motherhood Network | $12,500 – Spokane County  

Workforce & Care: Capacity-Building for Community Doulas 

The Spokesman-Review | $20,000 – Spokane County  

Black Lens Newspaper Editor and Reporter 

The Way to Justice | $15,000 – Spokane County  

Family-Centered Post-Conviction Relief 2023 

Town of Fairfield | $10,000 – Spokane County  

Fairfield Food Co-op 

Treehouse | $15,000 – Spokane County  

Graduation Success for Youth in Foster Care 

Friends of Whitman County Library | $5,000 Whitman County  

Let’s Come Together Now in Whitman County 

Peace Lutheran Church | $5,000 – Whitman County  

Architecture and Engineering Fee 

Pine Creek Long Term Recovery Organization | $10,000 – Whitman County  

Long Term Recovery Operating Support 

St. James Episcopal Church | $2,500 – Whitman County  

Backpack Food Program and Food for Families 

Idaho Counties

Adventist Community Services | $10,000 – Latah County  

Thrift Store Remodel and Expansion 

APOD Productions Inc. | $10,000 – Latah County  

Main Stage Season 

Benewah County Humane Society | $6,400 – Benewah County  

TNR Program: Salary Support 

City of Osburn | $10,000 – Shoshone County  

Lions Park Revitalization Project 

Community Action Partnership | $7,500 – Benewah County  

Community Food Program 

Friends of Wallace City Pool, Inc. | $7,500 – Shoshone County  

Free Swim Program 

Happy Horizons Childcare dba Thrive Learning Center | $7,500 – Latah County 

Provide Assistance for Families in Need  

Imagine Idaho | $7,500 – Benewah County  

Broadband Connection  

Lumberjack Booster Club | $6,400 – Benewah County  

St. Maries Baseball/Softball/Soccer Complex, Phase 3 

Palouse Choral Society | $10,000 – Latah County  

Establishing New & Strengthening Community Relationships 

Project Uplift Kellogg | $7,500 – Shoshone County  

Community Youth Outreach Programs 

St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church | $10,000 – Benewah County  

St. Mary Immaculate Safety Upgrades 

Team Wallace, Inc. | $20,000 – Shoshone County  

Elevator Engineering & Permitting 

Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. | $20,000 – Benewah County  

Perishable Food Bank Storage 

Wallace Food Bank, Inc. | $5,000 – Shoshone County  

Help Feed Individuals and Families  

Washington Idaho Symphony Association | $7,500 – Latah County  

Young Artist Concert Program Expansion  

7B Swim Boosters | $2,500 – Bonner County  

Make Swimming Accessible for Bonner County Youth 

Angels Over Sandpoint | $5,000 – Bonner County  

Back to School Program Support  

Boundary County School District 101 | $7,500 – Boundary County  

2130 Alpha + Robotics High School Program 

Clark Fork-Hope Area Senior Services, Inc. | $12,000 – Bonner County  

Community Food Program 

Community Coalition for Families | $14,000 – Boundary County  

Emergency Housing and Transportation Assistance 

Festival at Sandpoint | $3,500 – Bonner County  

Implementation of a New Volunteer Management Software 

Food For Our Children | $2,500 – Bonner County  

Children Weekend Food Program 

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness | $7,000 – Bonner County  

Take a Walk on the Wild Side! 

Friends of the Shelter dba Better Together Animal Alliance | $6,400 – Bonner County  

Better Together Animal Alliance Expansion 

GROW! Gardeners for Regional Organic Wellbeing | $3,000 – Boundary County  

Protecting Investment in the GROW! Community Orchard 

Helping Hands Healing Hearts | $10,000 – Bonner County  

Community-Centered Help  

Kaniksu Land Trust | $5,000 – Bonner County  

Save the Sled Hill 

Panhandle Alliance for Education Inc. | $5,000 – Bonner County  

PAFE’s Early Childhood Literacy Programs 

Pend Oreille Arts Council | $3,000 – Bonner County  

Letters Aloud & Jarabe Mexicano 

Priest Community Forest Connection | $10,000 – Bonner County  

Pend Oreille River Passage Trail Phase 4 

Priest River Animal Rescue, Inc. | $4,002 – Bonner County  

Community Pet Health and Wellness Clinic 

Priest River Ministries | $2,000 – Bonner County  

Offering Hope to Families Affected by Domestic Violence 

Sandpoint Area Seniors, Inc. | $10,000 – Bonner County  

SOS–Serve Our Seniors 

Trinity Lutheran Church of Bonners Ferry | $9,900 – Boundary County  

Weekend Supplemental Food Program 

Unique Center for Athletes of All Needs | $10,000 – Bonner County  

UCAN Adaptive Fitness, Therapy and Recreation 

Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc. | $5,000 – Idaho County  

ARF Grangeville – General Operating Expenses 

Camas Prairie Preschool | $3,000 – Idaho County  

Parenting Classes 

Clearwater County Economic Development Council | $5,000 – Clearwater County  

Townhall Events 

Clearwater County Senior Citizens Inc. | $10,000 – Clearwater County  

Increase Social Connections for our Senior Citizens 

Kamiah Senior Citizens Society, Inc. | $10,000 – Lewis County  

Serve the Senior Community 

Orofino Joint School District #171 | $10,000 – Clearwater County  

2023 JSD171 Walk-In Cooler 

REACH Club Inc. | $5,000 – Idaho County  

Realistic Learning Opportunity in Remote Elk City 

Birds of Prey Northwest | $15,000 – Kootenai County  

BOPNW Raptor Center with Coeur d’Alene Tribe – Design Phase 

CDAIDE | $4,200 – Kootenai County  

Care Program’s Emergency Utility Relief Initiative 

Coeur d’Alene Homes dba Orchard Ridge Senior Living | $5,000 – Kootenai County Dining with Dignity Food Program 

Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre | $10,000 – Kootenai County  

Summer Theatre 

Emerge CDA Inc. | $6,400 – Kootenai County  

Emerge Programs and Community Events 

GEMS Community Citizens Projects Group dba Hayden Senior Center | $10,000 – Kootenai County  

General Operating 

Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho | $10,000 – Kootenai County  

Community Grant 2023 

HomeShare Kootenai County, Inc. | $10,000 – Kootenai County  

Increases Affordable Housing 

Idaho Youth Ranch | $10,000 – Kootenai County 

Anchor House Youth and Family Therapy and Case Management 

Lakefront Property Owners Environmental Association of Spirit Lake | $8,500 – Kootenai County  

Spirit Lake Dam Replacement Project 

Lutherhaven Ministries | $10,000 – Kootenai County  

Silver Valley Intergenerational Community Programming 

Post Falls Food Bank, Inc. | $13,825 – Kootenai County  

Food Bank 2023 

Post Falls Senior Center | $7,500 – Kootenai County  

Senior Nutrition Program 

The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center | $3,179 – Kootenai County 

Youth Mental Health Support 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Lewis Clark Valley | $5,000 – Nez Perce County 

Technology and Infrastructure for New Clubhouse STEM Room 

LC Valley Youth Resource Center Inc. | $7,500 – Nez Perce County  

Youth Resource Center 

Northwest Children’s Home, Inc. | $8,000 – Nez Perce County  

TRU: Local Care for Youth with Severe Trauma 

Opportunities Unlimited Incorporated | $10,000 – Nez Perce County  

Moscow OUI Building Updates 

Twin County United Way | $15,000 – Asotin County; Nez Perce County  

Kindergarten Readiness Program 

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