Innovia Foundation awards over $1.1 million to regional organizations

Spokane, WA, May 28, 2024 – Innovia Foundation is awarding $1,089,400 in grants to 112 organizations in Eastern Washington and North Idaho through its annual Community Grants Program. The grants support education and youth development, health and wellbeing, arts and culture, economic opportunity, and improved quality of life.   

The Community Grants build upon more than $100,000 already distributed this year in recognition of the Foundation’s 50th Anniversary theme of “Celebrating Community.”  Those grants are providing free and low-cost, family-friendly events that showcase cultural diversity, parades, local musicians, art fairs, museums, carousels, historic movie theaters, outdoor recreation opportunities and more.  

“As Innovia marks 50 years of community impact, we recognize the importance of programs and activities that celebrate the people and places that make our region special. In this year’s Community Grants round, our local review committees aimed to prioritize proposals that align with our 50th Anniversary theme of bringing people together, while funding projects across all our impact areas,” said Innovia CEO Shelly O’Quinn.  

Nonprofit organizations are the heart and soul of our communities, addressing the most critical needs and opportunities. From supporting the most vulnerable to improving economic vitality to enriching our cultural landscape, nonprofits bring people and resources together to uplift lives and communities. Through the Community Grants Program, Innovia is committed to advancing the important role nonprofits play in creating stability and hope in every corner of our region. 

View the full list of grants by region below.  

2024 Recipients

Washington Counties

Lions Club of Ritzville | $7,500Adams County  

Upgrades for Community Meeting Space 

Othello Food Bank | $10,000Adams County 

Reducing Food Insecurity through Bite2Go & Community Network 

Ralston Grange #943 | $13,000Adams County 

Furnace Replacement 

The Old Hotel Art Gallery | $2,500Adams County 

Creating an Art Community through Art Classes 

Lincoln County Community Endowment Fund | $10,000Lincoln County 

Lincoln County Community Endowment Fund 

Asotin County Food Bank Association | $10,000Asotin County 

Weekend Food Backpack Program 

Interlink, Inc. | $10,000Asotin County 

The Cornerstone: Senior Social Directory 

Plus Delta After School Studios dba The Club | $15,000Columbia County 

The Club 2024-2025 After School Program 

Touchet Valley Golf and Recreation | $10,000Columbia County 

Golf Course Irrigation Project 

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

Preservation and Maintenance of BMAG Building 

Garfield County Fair | $13,611 Garfield County 

New Horse Arena Fence 

Curlew Volunteer Fire/EMS Association | $12,000Ferry County 

Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Tank Replacement 

Ferry County Historical Society | $13,824Ferry County 

Preservation of Slagle Museum, Barn and Washhouse 

Friends of Stone Rose Fossils | $2,500Ferry County 

Fossil Exploration for Low-Income Youth 

Ferry/Okanogan Fire Protection District #14 | $10,000Ferry County 

Auto-CPR Device 

Chewelah Faith Resources Group | $5,000Stevens County 

TASTY Kids’ Summer Food Program 

Chewelah Performing and Cultural Arts Center | $5,000Stevens County 

Parking Lot Improvements 

Hearts and Horses | $7,500Stevens County 

Empowering Low Income and At-Risk Youth 

Horse Heritage Educational Program | $3,000Stevens County 

Overcome Life’s Challenges with Adapted Riding 

Northeast Washington Hunger Coalition | $10,268Stevens County 

Grow Your Own Row-Community Gardening Project 

Tri-County Community Health dba Hope Street Project | $10,000Stevens County 

Hope Street Health and Wellbeing Partnership for Homeless 

Northport Historical Society | $10,000Stevens County 

Northport Welcome Center & Museum 

Valley Historical Society | $7,500Stevens County 

Schoolhouse Restoration 2024 

Angel Paws of Pend Oreille County | $5,000Pend Oreille County 

Financial Assistance for Veterinary Bills 

Camden Grange 687 | $9,650Pend Oreille County 

Camden Grange 687 Shared Kitchen Project 

Newport Creative District | $5,000Pend Oreille County 

Earth Day Art Walk 2025 

Pend Oreille County Fair and Rodeo Association | $7,500Pend Oreille County 

Office and Security Upgrades 

Positive Outreach Spay/Neuter Alliance | $10,000Pend Oreille County 

Community Spay and Neuter Program 

Active4Youth | $15,000Spokane County 

Keep Spokane’s Kids Running 

Create Your Statement | $15,000Spokane County 

Dating Abuse Prevention Education Program Expansion 

Elk Soup | $15,000Spokane County 

Food Sovereignty Workshop and Native American Professionals Gathering 

Family Promise | $5,000Spokane County 

Stabilizing At-Risk Families 

Feast Collective | $15,000Spokane County 

Cultural and Culinary Connections Within K-12 Schools 

Global Neighborhood | $15,000Spokane County 

Building Refugee Social Capital in Spokane 

Health Equity Circle | $7,500Spokane County 

Homeless Accompaniment Project 

Hispanic Business Professional Association | $15,000Spokane County 

Cultural Connection

Imagine Jazz | $15,000Spokane County 

Community Building and Education Outreach 

Inland Northwest Business Alliance | $10,000Spokane County 

Lunch and Learns & Networking Events 

Inland Northwest Land Conservancy | $15,000Spokane County 

2024 Capacity Building for Completing Glen Tana Campaign 

Next Generation Hair Academy | $15,000Spokane County 

Next Gen Hair Academy: Seed Funding for Training Center 

Manzanita House | $15,000Spokane County 

Family Empowerment: Building Connections, Opportunities 

Salvation Army of Spokane | $10,000Spokane County 

The Salvation Army’s Street Level Homeless Street Outreach 

Spark Central | $15,000Spokane County 

Spark Station 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Spokane | $7,500Spokane County 

Spokane Capacity Building: Community Visibility 

Spokane Youth Symphony | $10,000Spokane County 

75th Anniversary Celebration Alumni Concert 

Lilac Services for the Blind | $5,500Spokane County 

Independent Living Program for the Blind & Visually Impaired 

Spokane Humane Society | $15,000Spokane County 

Low-Income Veterinary Medical Assistance Program  

Spokane Conservation District | $10,000Spokane County 

The Scale House Market and Kitchen Capital Project 

Spokane Folklore Society & Fall Folk Festival | $7,500Spokane County 

Spokane Fall Folk Festival 2024 

Spokane Parks Foundation | $2,000Spokane County 

Splash Bash-Community Pool Parties 

SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. | $15,000Spokane County 

Paws Unlocking Potential – A Prison-Based Dog Training Program 

Team Child | $15,000Spokane County 

Youth Advisory Board Project 

The City Gate | $5,000Spokane County 

Community Dining Room Repairs 

Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery | $15,000Spokane County 

School Readiness Support for Vulnerable Children 

Women & Children’s Free Restaurant | $15,000Spokane County 

Expanding Nutrition Security for Working Women 

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse | $7,500Whitman County 

Meeting Immediate Needs of Survivors 

Circles of Caring Adult Day Health Foundation | $5,000Whitman County 

Caring for Seniors and Vulnerable Adults 

Council On Aging & Human Services | $15,000Whitman County 

Whitman County Food Pantries 

Council On Aging & Human Services | $7,500Whitman County 

Town of Albion Summer Lunch and Nutritional Gap Support 

Community Action Center | $10,000Whitman County 

Rosalia Affordable Small Homes Pilot Predevelopment 

Downtown Pullman Association | $10,000Whitman County 

Supporting Historic Downtown Pullman Through Transformation 

Palouse Discovery Science Center | $5,000Whitman County 

Legacy of Learning: Pass the Play Program 

Pine Creek Community Restoration Long Term Recovery Organization | $15,000Whitman County 

Malden Community Park- A Place of Community 

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

Youth STEAM and Community Programs 

Idaho Counties

Benewah, Latah and Shoshone Counties 

Birds of Prey Northwest | $10,000Benewah County 

Connecting with Nature 

LEAP Charities Inc. | $5,915Benewah County 

Creating Workforce Housing Opportunities in Benewah County

Lumberjack Booster Club | $10,000Benewah County 

St. Maries High School (SMHS) Community Unity and Safety Equipment Project 

Thrive Learning Center | $6,000Latah County 

Assistance for Lower-Income Families 

City of Troy | $10,000Latah County 

Enriching Troy’s Youth: Summer Education & Growth 

Inland Oasis, Inc. | $10,000Latah County 

Inland Oasis On-Site Container Garden 

Latah County Historical Society | $10,000Latah County 

McConnell Mansion Window Project 

Palouse Land Trust | $7,500Latah County 

Olson Family Conservation Preserve 

Avery School District #394 | $3,600Shoshone County 

School Nutrition Program 

Kellogg Project Uplift | $3,885Shoshone County 

Silver Valley Cares – Mental Health Fair & Community Trainings 

Mullan Jr./Sr. High School | $5,000Shoshone County 

Mullan High School Hospitality Clean Clothes for Needy Students  

Wallace Food Bank, Inc. | $10,000Shoshone County 

Feeding Individuals and Families 

Arts Alliance, Inc. dba Creations | $4,000Bonner County 

Creative Hands Expand the Mind 

Friends of the Shelter dba Better Together Animal Alliance (BTAA) | $10,000Bonner County 

BTAA Volunteer Program 

Carousel of Smiles, Ltd. | $10,500Bonner County 

The Carousel of Smiles Fun Fair – Bringing the Herd Together 

Clark Fork-Hope Area Senior Services, Inc. | $15,000Bonner County 

Funding for Community Meal Site 

Community Cancer Services | $10,000Bonner County 

Harmony in Health: Bridging Support & Counseling 

Festival at Sandpoint | $10,000Bonner County 

2024 Performance Series & Inclusive Ticket Outreach Program 

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness | $10,000Bonner County 

Take a Walk on the Wild Side! 

Idahope Families Inc. | $6,000Bonner County 

Family Support Initiative 

NAMI Far North Idaho | $15,000Bonner County 

Sand Creek Clubhouse for Adults with Serious Mental Illness 

Sandpoint Area Seniors, Inc. (SASi) | $10,000Bonner County 

SASi – the next 50 years 

Selkirk Conservation Alliance, Inc. | $6,100Bonner County 

Inclusive Environmental Education & Youth Development 

Unique Center for Athletes of All Needs (UCAN) | $8,000Bonner County 

UCAN Adaptive Fitness, Therapy and Recreation 

Boundary County Youth Crisis & Domestic Violence Hotline | $10,000Boundary County 

Supporting Basic Needs of Community to Heal, Grow and Thrive 

Community Coalition For Families | $10,000Boundary County 

Emergency Housing Solutions 

Trinity Lutheran Church of Bonners Ferry | $10,000 Boundary County 

Boundary County Weekend Supplemental Food Program 

Clearwater County Economic Development Council | $6,445Clearwater County 

Orofino Pathway Signs 

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

Meal Programs for Seniors 

Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc. | $2,000Idaho County 

Medicine, Vaccinations and Veterinary Care 

City of Cottonwood | $10,000Idaho County 

City of Cottonwood Park Project 

REACH Club Inc. | $7,000Idaho County 

REACH Club Preschool and Enrichment Support for Elk City 

Lewis County Community Endowment Fund | $10,000Lewis County 

Lewis County Community Endowment Fund 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Kootenai County | $15,000Kootenai County 

Summer Learning Programs for Kootenai County Youth 

Children’s Village, Inc. | $15,000Kootenai County 

Children’s Village Family Support Center 

Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation, Inc. | $15,000Kootenai County 

Enhancing the Teen Area 

Coeur d’Alene Backpack Program | $7,500Kootenai County 

CdA Backpack Program – Help Feed Kids in Need 

Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra | $15,000Kootenai County 

Music to Support Physical/Mental/Behavioral/Emotional Health 

Family Promise of North Idaho | $5,000Kootenai County 

Family Promise Change Agent 

Growing the STEM | $10,000Kootenai County 

STEM After-School Programs 

Kootenai Health Foundation | $12,000Kootenai County 

Heart to Heart Screening and Educational Series 

North Idaho Pride Alliance | $15,000Kootenai County 

Outreach and Volunteer Support 

Safe Start:  Infant & Child Health & Safety | $10,000Kootenai County 

Rural Education Outreach Program  

The Literacy Project of North Idaho | $10,000Kootenai County 

Language Learning Expansion Project 

TESH Inc. | $7,500Kootenai County 

Camp Tesh – Summer Program for Youth with Disabilities

Chief Joseph Foundation | $6,000Nez Perce County 

Classroom Space for Community Service Programs 

Clearwater Economic Development Association | $11,672Nez Perce County 

Clearwater River Corridor Operation Red File 

The Idaho Foodbank | $10,000Nez Perce County 

Mobile Pantry Program in North Central Idaho 

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