Innovia Foundation awards $1+ million in Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington – Dailyfly


SPOKANE – Innovia Foundation has awarded $446,000 in grants to 48 nonprofits serving North Idaho. The grants are part of the Foundation’s annual Community Grants program, which supports education and youth development, health and wellness, arts and culture, economic opportunity and an improved quality of life. This year, the program distributed a total of $1,089,400 in grants to 112 organizations in 20 counties in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.

The community grants build on the more than $100,000 already awarded this year in recognition of the 50e Anniversary theme ‘Celebration of community’. These grants provide free and low-cost, family-friendly events that highlight cultural diversity, parades, local musicians, art fairs, museums, carousels, historic movie theaters, outdoor recreation opportunities and more.

“As Innovia celebrates 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 sought to prioritize proposals that align with our 50th anniversary theme of bringing people together, while funding projects across our impact areas,” said Shelly O’Quinn, CEO of Innovia.

Nonprofits are the heart and soul of our communities, focusing on the most critical needs and greatest opportunities. From supporting the most vulnerable to improving economic vitality to enriching our cultural landscape, nonprofits connect people and resources to improve lives and communities. Through the Community Grants Program, Innovia is committed to advancing the important role that nonprofits play in creating stability and hope in every corner of our region.

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Local Idaho counties and organizations that received grants:

Clearwater County Economic Development Council | $6,445Clearwater County
Orofino trail signs

Clearwater County Seniors 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

Thrive Learning Center | $6,000Lata County
Help for lower-income families

City of Troy | $10,000Lata County
Enriching Troy’s youth: Summer education and growth

Inland Oasis, Inc. | $10,000Lata County
Domestic oasis container garden on location

Latah County Historical Society | $10,000Lata County
McConnell Mansion window project

Palouse Land Trust | $7,500Lata County
Olson Family Conservation Preserve

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

Chief Joseph Foundation | $6,000Nez Perce County
Classroom space for volunteer programs

Clearwater Economic Development Association | $11,672Nez Perce County
Clearwater River Corridor Operation Red File

The Food Bank of Idaho | $10,000Nez Perce County
Mobile Pantry Program in North Central Idaho

Local Washington counties and organizations receiving grants:

Asotin County Food Bank Association | $10,000Asotin County
Weekend food backpack program

Interlink, Inc. | $10,000Asotin County
The cornerstone: the social register for seniors

Blue Mountain Craft Guild (BMAG) | $7,500Garfield County
Conservation and maintenance of the BMAG building

Garfield County Scholarship | $13,611 Garfield County
New horse arena fence

Alternatives to the violence of the Palouse | $7,500Whitman County
Meeting the immediate needs of survivors

Circles of Caring Adult Day Health Foundation | $5,000Whitman County
Care for seniors and vulnerable adults

Council on Aging and Human Services | $15,000Whitman County
Whitman County Food Banks

Council on Aging and Human Services | $7,500Whitman County
City of Albion Summer lunch and nutritional deficiency support

Community Action Center | $10,000Whitman County
Rosalia Affordable small houses pilot pre-development

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 Organization for long-term restoration | $15,000Whitman County
Malden Community Park – A place of community

Friends of the Whitman County Library | $5,000Whitman County
STEAM and community programs for youth

About the Innovia Foundation

As a community foundation serving Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, we work with people who want to improve their communities and make the world a better place. We work together to identify and respond to the biggest opportunities in our region, helping those in need and leaving a lasting impact. Our mission is to ignite generosity that transforms lives and communities. We envision vibrant and sustainable communities where every person has the opportunity to thrive. Each year, Innovia Foundation invests $10 million in our communities through grants and scholarships.

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