Established by the generosity of an anonymous donor, the new Community Journalism and Civic Engagement Fund will support literacy, journalistic integrity, and community discussion and dialogue through several different avenues.
Innovia Foundation has teamed up with The Spokesman-Review on this fund. The newspaper’s editor, Rob Curley, serves as the liaison to the Foundation, providing advice on how the funds should be administered to support literacy, civic activity and other efforts in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.
Money from the fund, established in March of 2018, has already gone to support The Spokesman’s “Northwest Passages” author reading series and its “Common Read” book discussion group.
The anonymous donor hopes that the fund will inspire others to give, growing the fund to the point that it can support the salary of a journalist at The Spokesman.