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Stories tagged: nonprofits


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 5:23 p.m.

MultiCare allocates grants to local nonprofit organizations

MultiCare has awarded grants to 24 area nonprofit organizations through its community partnership fund to address trauma, homelessness and food insecurity in the region.


Legislature should pass ‘dark money’ bill

Both parties have benefited from anonymous donations. Both parties have been burned by them. Now they should join forces and eliminate them.


Ben Stuckart targets ‘dark’ and ‘gray’ political money with city campaign finance law

City Council President Ben Stuckart will push for the creation of a set of reporting standards for local political campaigns. The new requirements would affect nonprofits operating in the political …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 8:48 a.m.

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 …


‘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.


Microsoft workers gave away $125 million to nonprofits in 2015

Microsoft’s annual employee giving campaign contributed $125?million to nonprofits in 2015.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 9:07 p.m.

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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Teach the children well: Community partners help schools give students a fuller education

Educators who realize focusing solely on academics is not enough are finding ways for children’s social and emotional needs to be addressed in school. “We can’t do it by ourselves; …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Spotlight: Blues performers plan benefit concert

Some of the area’s best and best loved blues acts will gather for Blues for Yo, a benefit concert from 3 p.m. to midnight Aug. 12 at Daley’s Cheap Shots, …


‘Art for Radio’ gives visual element to spoken-word ideas

On Main Avenue in downtown Spokane, there are two nonprofit organizations motivated to expose others to things that are often overlooked by mainstream media. KYRS-Thin Air Community Radio broadcasts from …


A new place for helping kids, families

The Salvation Army Spokane on Wednesday opened a newly renovated facility on its campus to provide counseling, family visitation and education under one roof. The facility, called the Nurturing Center …


Students find Western Governors University

Flexibility, affordability and credibility were the key reasons two Spokane-area residents gave for choosing to enroll in Western Governors University Washington. But reputation was also a factor. “I spoke to …


Program gives kids a home in times of need

Taiyo, 3, and Navarro, 4, are, for the most part, normal little boys, inquisitive, gregarious and energetic, if not a bit rowdy at times. But their mother was forced to …


City boosts funds for social service grants to nonprofits

For more than a decade, Spokane’s political leaders have said they shared the goal of providing 1 percent of the city’s budget to social service agencies. For more than a …


STCU gives $1,000 to Basset Rescue

Spokane Teachers Credit Union recently donated $1,000 to Washington Basset Rescue when the nonprofit group received the most votes in an online version of STCU’s “Who do you love?” giving …


Nonprofit offers free prom gown of choice for special night

There has already been a flood of girls looking for beautiful dresses, but then there was a real flood. When Julianne Sullivan arrived at Julianne’s Prom Closet early Monday morning, …


Nonprofit’s cakes help kids in need

Everyone knows what it’s like to read about a great organization in a magazine and wonder if Spokane couldn’t benefit from something like that. Sometimes that’s as far as it …


Kootenai Humane Society seeks to replace medicine

A refrigerator at the Kootenai Humane Society in Hayden was accidentally left open recently, causing a number of expensive veterinary medicines to spoil. The nonprofit organization is asking for the …


Nonprofit gives instruments, lessons to low-income students

Tasha Cummins never knew she wanted to play the bass until the instrument was put in her hands. “I didn’t even know what the strings were and could barely pick …


Woman solicits donations for Pet Assist 911

A new group called Pet Assist 911 has popped up with promises of free pet food and money for emergency vet care for those on unemployment or other government assistance, …


Conference aims to help nonprofit groups

Next Thursday representatives from area nonprofits will attend the first Inland Northwest Nonprofit Conference at the Spokane Masonic Center. Hosted by AE Consulting, the conference aims to bring together experts …


Charities not likely to fill gaps

OLYMPIA – When Gov. Chris Gregoire proposed a budget that cut many programs that help Washington state’s poor, she said that it was “up to us as a community” to …


Nonprofit donations difficult to predict

When it comes to asking people for money to support their social, cultural and educational missions, nonprofit organizations face mixed signals. On the one hand, a ranking of the nation’s …