Economic Opportunity

Friends of Republic Library

A new library is coming to life in Ferry County. Through the generosity of local donors, Innovia awarded Friends of Republic Library a grant to aid in the construction of a new, expanded library. With a community hall planned for classes, presentations and performances, the dynamic new space promises to bring the community together and expand opportunities for their low-income population.

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Boundary County Community Coalition for Families

A nonprofit based in Bonners Ferry, Community Coalition for Families (CCFF) provides the space for volunteer groups and local agencies to work together to advocate for the betterment of all residents in the county. In partnership with the Equinox Foundation, an Innovia grant will help the coalition uplift more than 50 local families at risk of homelessness through its Emergency Housing Program. Too often, a job loss, illness or other tragedy sparks a cascade of life stressors that lead to housing instability and homelessness. Bolstered by the grant, CCFF provides a safety net, meeting immediate financial needs while also encouraging resilience and long-term solutions for those who need it most.

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VOA Crosswalk Shelter Serves Spokane’s Most Vulnerable Youth

Volunteers of America has been providing life-saving services by way of shelter and housing to Spokane’s most vulnerable for decades.   Under CEO Fawn Schott’s leadership, VOA has innovated the way they approach helping people experiencing homelessness. Moving away from a solely case management-based model has allowed them to serve people more effectively. They have developed

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Project Timothy

A $5,000 grant from Innovia will help Project Timothy provide emergency housing, meals, rental assistance, financial assistance for utilities and public transportation passes to those who find themselves facing economic hardships in Columbia County and Waitsburg, Washington.

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