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WSU Medical School, Empire Health Foundation share $10.5 million grant to expand rural health care access

Premera Blue Cross announced Wednesday $10.5 million in grant funding to the WSU College of Medicine and the Empire Health Foundation to expand access to rural health care.


Gifts that keep giving: Area schools reap the benefit when donors makes musical gifts

Private donations of musical instruments or successful campaigns for specific equipment can make a big impact for music programs at area schools, but they are extremely rare.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 2:22 p.m.

Blood donations reach ‘fragile state’ around holidays; donors needed

Students account for about 35 percent of Spokane County’s blood donations, but during the holidays, those donations mostly dry up.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Metallica donates $100,000 to SCC for workforce education

The world-famous metal band Metallica donated $100,000 to Spokane Community College, the school announced Thursday, saying the money will bolster workforce education programs.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Metallica donates $10,000 to local food bank

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos donates $10 million to veteran-focused super PAC in first major political venture

Amazon founder and chief executive Jeffrey Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, are making their first major political contribution with a $10 million gift to a super PAC focused on …


A Boise-area gym raised money for mass stabbing victims. Someone stole it.

A Boise-area gym on Saturday held a fundraiser to benefit the victims of the June 30 stabbing that killed one girl and injured 8 others. But as the event drew …


Over 80K artifacts, specimens donated to Idaho Falls museum

The Museum of Idaho has received a donation of more than 80,000 artifacts and specimens unearthed from a series of caves west of Idaho Falls.


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Bill Gates gives $44M to influence state education plans

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates saw an opportunity with a new federal education law that has widespread repercussions for American classrooms.


UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Whitworth University getting $3 million to fund ‘dean of spiritual life’ position

Two alumni have pledged to give $3 million to Whitworth University to fund an administrative position overseeing the Presbyterian school’s campus ministry programs.


UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 12:51 p.m.

James Patterson donating $2 million to classroom libraries

James Patterson has increased his annual donations for classroom libraries from $1.75 million to $2 million.


From one school to another: North Central DECA delivers big boost to Spokane Guilds’ center

Students at North Central High School have given a big boost to the Spokane Guilds’ School and Neuromuscular Center.


Foundation donates $905K to Museum of Idaho

A foundation has donated nearly $1 million to the expansion efforts of the Museum of Idaho.


Northwest Harvest receives donation of more than 19,000 pounds of beef

A donation of more than 19,000 pounds of beef to Northwest Harvest is benefiting community food banks and meal programs throughout Central and Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 4:36 p.m.

West Valley High band director surprises Indiana drill team with brand new musical equipment

West Valley High School band director Jim Loucks makes good on promise to present new band equipment to an Indiana drill team that captured his heart over a year ago …


Anonymous donor puts $10K in Portland kettle

An anonymous donor put $10,000 in a Salvation Army kettle in Portland.


Bill Gates gives $50 million to combat Alzheimer’s

The Microsoft co-founder said Monday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation.


James Patterson gives $1.75 million to classroom libraries

Classroom libraries from Sarasota, Florida, to Bremerton, Washington, are among thousands being given $500 donations from author James Patterson.


Trumps donate $1M to 12 Harvey relief charities

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are donating a total of $1 million to a dozen organizations involved in Harvey relief work, including the American Red Cross, the …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 7:10 p.m.

Apple CEO makes $2 million pledge to fight hate

Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of CEO Tim Cook’s pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the violence in …


Gates makes largest donation since 2000 with $5 billion gift

The billionaire donated 64 million of the software maker’s shares to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on June 6, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings released Monday. The …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 12:18 p.m.

Bruno Mars donates $1M from concert to Flint water crisis

NEW YORK – Bruno Mars said Saturday he is donating $1 million from his Michigan concert to aid those affected by the Flint water crisis. The Grammy-winning star told the …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 9:21 a.m.

Britney Spears donates to Louisiana schools’ flood recovery

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Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates helps save food bank

A food bank in a small Washington town will get to remain in its building, thanks to former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates.


MIT gets $140 million donation from anonymous alumnus

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is getting a $140 million donation from a former student.


A $100 million goal to boost journalism, fight for facts

The philanthropy established by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar will contribute $100 million to support investigative journalism, fight misinformation and counteract hate speech around the world.


Trump donates first 3 months of salary to Park Service

President Donald Trump is donating the first three months of his salary to the National Park Service.


Anonymous donor pledges $5 million to OSU’s Bend campus

An anonymous donor has pledged $5 million toward expending Oregon State University-Cascades campus in Bend.


Kennewick students warmed by help from faraway island town

As temperatures dipped into the single digits in the Mid-Columbia, a group of elementary students were warmed last week with the help of mothers 2,760 miles away.


Yakima County sheriff’s deputy shows man true meaning of season of giving

The season of giving became personal for Andrew Rosas when he left his overnight shift at Shari’s Restaurant early this morning.