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After much of their communities burned to the ground in September, the residents of Malden and Pine City didn’t have a typical list of holiday wishes – they had needs.
Innovia Foundation has awarded a second round of grants to local organizations to help them respond to pandemic-related needs.
The Amazon owner has pledged $25 million to match private gifts intended to help communities deal with the consequences of the pandemic and the shutdown orders that followed. Spokane’s local fund is being administered by the Innovia Foundation, and donations will stay in community, leaders say.
The Spokane Ministerial Alliance was one of 80 organizations in Eastern Washington that received a grant from the Innovia Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund.
Two years ago, an anonymous philanthropist in Spokane worked with the Innovia Foundation to start a new fund at the non-profit entitled the “Community Journalism and Civic Engagement Fund.” The stated goal of the fund was to create and host local events that would bring the Spokane-area together in multiple ways that would encourage people to engage with their community.
The move comes a month after the Southern Poverty Law Center included an example of a gift to a white nationalist group as evidence of the type of anonymous giving through community foundations that can escape the public eye.
The Innovia Foundation pledged Monday to no longer direct funds to a white nationalist website after reports detailed how money from a donor-advised fund was awarded.
The Innovia Foundation made an atrocious decision, one that flies in the face of its stated values of “diversity, equity and inclusion.” The donations to a white nationalist group on behalf of a donor mortgages its well-earned good name.
A national report released Tuesday said an unidentified Spokane man donated thousands of dollars to a white nationalist group through the community’s Innovia Foundation.
So many days in a row with nicknames: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Robbi’s Tired Sunday and Cyber Monday. Then there’s today: Giving Tuesday. It might be the one that impacts a community the most. And for the longest. These are the kinds of presents that keep on giving.
The newspaper is one of four organizations in Washington, and the only one on the East Side, to receive a portion of the nonprofit’s $5 million to support local newsrooms. The Spokesman-Review also will receive local support from the Innovia Foundation.
Community foundation says if region gave 5% of upcoming wealth transfer to local organizations, the result would be $120 million in new charitable giving dollars every year.
Deborah Markley, who has more than 35 years of experience working in community economic development, is senior vice president of LOCUS Impact Investing and helps manage the organization’s consulting services for place-focused philanthropic institutions.
There are hundreds of untold stories about rural health care and precious few resources to tell those stories. Report For America, The Spokesman-Review and the Innovia Foundation have all committed to do something about that.
Anna A. Zehm never sought exposure. But her fierce crusade for justice following the unlawful arrest, beating and death of her son, Otto, became a yearslong public campaign for better police training in Spokane.
An effort to coordinate conservation and recreation efforts regionwide received an early Christmas present last week.
Through 40 years of shrewd investing, Margaret F. Galbraith turned a modest inheritance into a fortune valued in the millions. The Silver Valley native died in 2005, leaving a $12 million endowment to benefit Idaho’s six northern counties.
Leaders of the former Inland Northwest Community Foundation say a change in name will help grow community awareness.
The Inland Northwest Community Foundation has a new name: Innovia. The rebranding is part of an effort to better tell the story of the foundation, which has given away $70 million to charitable causes in the region.
As CEO of one of the region’s largest charities, O’Quinn gets to do the sorts of things most elected officials can only dream about.