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Ford Motor Company Awards Grant For Malden & Pine Creek Communities

SPOKANE, WA, January 20, 2022 — Ford Motor Company Fund has generously awarded a grant of $25,000 to Innovia Foundation to support the communities of Malden and Pine City, Washington, as residents there rebuild and recover from wildfire that devasted the Pine Creek region of Whitman County in September 2020. Ford Motor Company Fund is

Community Leadership Summit Volunteer-Only Registration

2022 Community Leadership Summit March 14-15, 2022 The Davenport Grand   As an Innovia Foundation volunteer, we cherish your investment of time, talent and expertise to help improve the quality of life throughout our region. At this year’s summit, we will hear from local and national speakers and engage in inspiring plenaries and breakout sessions

Community Grants Program Now Accepting Applications

Innovia Foundation is currently accepting applications through its Community Grant Program. This grant program is open from December 6, 2021, through January 11, 2022 (by midnight PST). The Early Bird deadline is January 5, 2022 (by midnight PST). The Community Grant Program is comprised of more than 90 funds established by donors whose generosity has

Feast World Kitchen ensures every refugee in the Spokane community has the opportunity to thrive

With a vision of ensuring every refugee in the Spokane community experiences welcome and inclusion, Feast World Kitchen supports local refugee chefs to cultivate the cooking and entrepreneurial skills they need to create long-term financial independence. Seeking to deconstruct barriers of fear, racism, and suspicion that refugees often meet upon entering a new community, Feast World’s mission centralizes on the universal language of food to

Willard & Patricia Hennings

Lifelong Ritzville farmers Willard and Patricia Hennings understood the power of generosity. Already the founders of funds supporting the beautification of Ritzville and the advancement of graduate medical education in rural neighborhoods, the couple established a scholarship fund in memory of their late daughter for the benefit of Adams County students. The Hennings had a vision for providing the next

UCAN Supports Children and Adults with special needs

The people in Bonner and Boundary Counties are working to ensure every person has the opportunity to thrive, particularly in the special needs community. In Sandpoint, Idaho, the nonprofit UCAN empowers children and adults with special needs to discover their strength through fitness opportunities. Inspired by this mission, Innovia Foundation’s longtime philanthropic partner, Equinox Foundation,

$20,000 Matching Gift Challenge for Oakesdale

  GIVE NOW AN OAKESDALE CHILDHOOD For anyone born and raised in Oakesdale, the rolling hills, rich history and close-knit community leave an impression. Larry Stanley was no exception. Born in the 1920s, Larry watched Oakesdale flourish as a retail hub for nearby towns. As the son of one of Oakesdale’s few barbers, Larry absorbed

Empowering Refugee Women in Spokane: Faith Hayflich launches the Spokane Community Refugee Fund

Imagine having left your country, fleeing from war, violence or other unimaginable difficulties, and finding yourself in a strange country with an unfamiliar language and no connections in your new community. “Just imagine,” Faith Hayflich invites us. “What would it be like if some disaster comes into your life, and you have nobody to turn to?”  Growing up in the small town of Huntington, West Virginia, Faith Hayflich moved to Spokane in 2000 to escape the bustling environment of Silicon Valley where she taught ESL

Celebration of Community Foundation Week

Community Foundation Week, created in 1989 by former President George H.W. Bush, recognizes the important work of community foundations like Innovia Foundation throughout America and their collaborative and innovative approach to working with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Community Foundation Week is November 12 –18, 2021.  Community foundations are grantmaking public charities dedicated to improving the lives of people in a defined

The Wolff Family

Family History  A close-knit family known for their success in the real estate business, the Wolff family’s legacy of philanthropy in the Inland Northwest stretches back to the early 1900s. Proud to call Spokane home, Alvin J. Wolff, Sr. was a self-motivated visionary who knew what he wanted out of life. He attended West Valley

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