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2019 INW Recipients

2019 Inland Northwest (INW) Community Partnership Fund Recipients

Children / Youth


Program: Elementary Cross-Country Running Program

Active4Youth believes that by teaching sports and introducing healthy activities to children at a young age, we can begin to address the alarming rise of childhood obesity while providing children with a safe place to play after school.

U-District Foundation Mentoring

Program: Capacity Building/Future Stabilization

One student matched with one mentor. The students and mentors develop a healthy, trusting relationship on regular outings together. They go to ball games, take walks, ride bikes, go on hikes, decorate pottery, museums and shows – the list is only limited by your imagination.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest

Program: Empowering local, at-risk youth with 1-1 Mentoring

You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering them to achieve. And the best part is, it can actually be a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do. Whatever it is you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy them even more with your Little—and you’ll be making a life-changing impact.

HUB Sports Center

Program: Police Activity League

The HUB Sports Center is a place to connect with your Community and a Cause. The HUB Sports Center is a nonprofit, community based regional sports venue, in partnership with other community non-profits, where youth, adults and seniors take part in a variety of events and activities.

Chronic Disease

YMCA of the Inland Northwest

Program: Pathway to Wellness

We believe wellness comes from a balance of spirit, mind and body, and that with connections and support, everyone, at every age, can make healthier choices.

Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners (SNAP)

Program: Ride to Health, Community Health Worker

SNAP (Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners) is the local and regional advocate for the most vulnerable people living within our community.

Education / Life Skills / Job Training

Women Helping Women Fund

Program: State of Women and Children Project Education and Impact

Women Helping Women Fund (WHWF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women and children to create healthy families and vibrant communities.

Food Insecurity / Hunger

Spokane Valley Partners

Program: Food 4 Thought

When local families, vulnerable youth, and impoverished elderly face significant obstacles Spokane Valley Partners is here to provide a safety net for those in need.

Second Harvest Inland Northwest

Program: Feeding Kids First

Fighting hunger, feeding hope: Second Harvest brings community resources together to feed people in need through empowerment, education and partnerships.

At The Core

Program: Bite2Go & Bite2Go XL

It is the mission of At the Core to empower churches, businesses and organizations to successfully adopt schools in their community for the purpose of meeting the felt needs of children. Today, we are focusing our efforts on feeding needy children over the weekends through A Bite 2 Go.

Homelessness / Housing

Catholic Charities Eastern Washington

Program: St. Margaret’s Shelter for Homeless Families

St. Margaret’s Shelter, a program of Catholic Charities Spokane, is an emergency and transitional shelter for families.

Family Promise of Spokane

Program: Supportive Emergency Shelter Services & Housing Homeless Families

From the moment a family is homeless until three years after they are in a home, Family Promise of Spokane is helping homeless families with a holistic offering of programs that focuses on the family because of our host of Volunteers.

Volunteers of America of E. Washington and N. Idaho

Program: Hope House Respite Program

Volunteers of America of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho is devoted to ending homelessness by uplifting people and meeting needs. Through innovative, life changing services, we provide opportunities for people to rebuild their lives and fulfill their potential.

Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane

Program: Healthy People, Healthy Pets

Washington State University’s health sciences campus in Spokane offers degree programs in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, speech and hearing sciences, and nutrition and exercise physiology.

Salvation Army

Program: Housing and Shelter Program

The Salvation Army’s mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Oral Health

Eastern Washington University Foundation

Program: Soaring to Wellness: Healthier Communities through Community-Campus Dental Hygeine Partnerships

The Eastern Washington University Foundation (a 501c3) is responsible for all fundraising activity on behalf of Eastern Washington University. It seeks to engage EWU alumni and friends in philanthropic support of the university’s mission: to prepare broadly-educated, technologically-proficient and highly-productive citizens to attain meaningful careers, to enjoy enriched lives and to make contributions to a culturally-diverse society.

Spokane District Dental Society Foundation

Program: Healthy Smiles Community Education Project

The Spokane District Dental Society Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote improved oral health and increased opportunities for delivery of dental care to those in need in our community.

Substance Use Disorder

Community Minded Enterprises

Program: Recovery Café Spokane

We lead statewide outreach to low-income, multi-ethnic and marginalized communities, through partnerships and direct communication. We work with individuals like yourself in a variety of innovative programs, to help you overcome barriers that stand between you and your ability to reach your full potential.

Pioneer Human Services

Program: Pioneer Supportive Housing & Services

Pioneer supports criminal justice-involved individuals with the services needed to successfully re-enter our communities. Our mission is to provide individuals with criminal histories the opportunity to lead healthy, productive lives.

Violence / Trauma

Lutheran Community Services Northwest

Program: Victim Advocacy & Education

Lutheran Community Services Northwest makes our world a safer, healthier and more hopeful place to live for us all. We help vulnerable children, families, immigrants and others overcome life’s most difficult challenges to become flourishing members of society.

Partners with Family & Children Spokane

Program: Children’s Advocacy Center

Compelled by the mission to prevent, interrupt and repair cycles of abuse and neglect within families, Partners is a social safety net for abused and neglected children with the capability to provide holistic supportive family services to all families across the Inland Northwest.


Program: Women’s Hearth Day Center

Transitional Programs for Women (dba Transitions) is a 501 (c) (3) organization registered with the state of Washington (UBI 601435721). Our mission is to work to end poverty and homelessness for women and children in Spokane. We pursue this mission through the operation of the Women’s Hearth, Transitional Living Center, EduCare, Miryam’s House, New Leaf Bakery Cafe, and Home Yard Cottages.

Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery

Program: Trauma Informed Professional Development, Consultation and Support

The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery provides safety for children, strengthens families and creates a healthier community in an environment of unconditional love.

YWCA Spokane

Program: Healthcare Setting Domestic Violence Response

The YWCA Spokane is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.