Health and Wellbeing

Tough As Nails

Caryn Bothman and her family established the nonprofit, Tough As Nails. A community grant from Innovia made their most recent project possible.

The Exchange Club of Spokane

When the Exchange Club of Spokane, a community service organization focused on supporting child abuse prevention agencies and improving the quality of life for children, youth and families in Spokane, received a large estate gift for its Foundation, it was a blessing with complications.

Making Connections at Camp

Through the Equinox Foundation Grant Program at Innovia, the Coeur d’Alene-based Human Rights Education Institute (HREI) was awarded $15,000 to host a pilot for its “I AM Program” to support at-risk youth in Bonner County, Idaho.

Helping Neighbors Help Neighbors

Founded in 1965 by a group of local citizens concerned about their neighbors, Rural Resources provides support for all needs with over 30 programs, each with the goal of assisting people and communities to develop the skills, resources and services necessary to improve their general welfare.

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.

Delivering Meals and Wellness in Kamiah

“How do you tell a senior citizen that they don’t get to eat? You cannot do that,” said Brenda Johnson, Treasurer of the Kamiah Senior Center Board and acting kitchen manager. “We cannot do that, and I won’t do that. We find a way to get the meals to the people who need them.”

Restoring Hope by Restoring Homes

Physician Barry Bacon and his wife, Shelley Bacon, feel so passionately about their hometown of Colville, Washington that volunteering at a local organization of their choice didn’t feel like enough. In 2003, they helped establish the Tri-County Community Health Fund (TCCHF), a nonprofit organization addressing health disparities in northeast Washington.

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