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SBA assistance available to Idaho nonprofits

Federal officials say certain private nonprofit organizations are eligible for low-interest disaster loans following President Donald Trump’s disaster declaration due to heavy flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred earlier this year.

‘Idaho Gives’ brings in more than $1M

Idahoans donated roughly $1 million to more than 800 nonprofits and charities Thursday as part of “Idaho Gives,” the 24-hour, online fundraising blitz.

Philanthropy gets more focused to ‘move the needle’

More charitable foundations and trusts have moved away from spreading dollars across multiple causes. Instead, their aim is to increase impact by focusing on key initiatives, then reviewing data to measure results.

Doug Clark: ‘Hippie chick’ turned ifs into reality of CHAS

She dresses like no CEO I’ve ever met. Gray hair pulled into a bun. Turquoise sweater, over a periwinkle T-shirt, buttoned only at the top. Jeans rolled up slightly above the ankles. Blue running shoes tied with neon green laces.

Students learn about recycling, repurposing through textile drive

Riverday School may be small, but the independent nonprofit hopes to make a big difference in the environment. With 20 students enrolled in grades K-6, three full-time teachers and one part-time art instructor, the school has already been involved in several projects aimed at teaching children the value of environmental sustainability.

Second Harvest feeds off charitable mission

Jason Luke Clark’s route to CEO of a $50 million organization began with a $5,000 investment – in him. “My junior year in college, I needed money,” explained the head of Second Harvest Inland Northwest. “So I applied for what was called a service scholarship. Recipients were required to volunteer 15 hours a week.

Nonprofit aims to educate community about sustainable future

Tomorrow, millions of people in 192 countries will participate in Earth Day 2013 activities. But for Susanne Croft, Monday is just another day – another opportunity to help local businesses and residents change past habits and build a better future.

Pumpkin race plants seeds of helping through Meals on Wheels

Pumpkins are good for more than just jack-o’-lanterns. While they might not be the most aerodynamic edible, they can move at surprising speeds with a little human intervention, as contestants in Spokane’s annual Great Pumpkin Race discovered Saturday.

Allstate seeks input on donations

Pepsi and Clorox used online voting to award money for good ideas; Allstate is using the same platform to give a little dough to Spokane nonprofits. The insurance company announced Friday its decision to donate $50,000 to support nonprofits in Spokane, one of two cities in the nation selected to receive money.

Panhandling ordinance would hinder some nonprofits

Richard Henderson stood on the busy corner of Division Street and Third Avenue on Thursday, occasionally reaching into the street to accept a couple bucks from drivers stopped at the intersection. The 62-year-old veteran, who was shot while serving in Vietnam and suffers from mental health issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder, gets more than $1,000 a month from Veterans Affairs, but admits he spends much of it on beer and panhandles to pad that income.