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We stand for women and children, removing the barriers to their success, and bringing the community together to fund non-profit partners that can make that happen. That's why we've awarded more than $6 million in high-impact grants to fund projects and programs in Spokane County. Learn more about our grantees and their impactful projects.

Grantees

YWCA Spokane

YWCA Spokane

Domestic Violence Services Center: Education & Outreach

YWCA Spokane helps women and children overcome barriers to accomplish their goals and achieve healthier and more fulfilling lives. Their programs support survivors of intimate partner domestic violence (DV), promote early childhood education, and confront racial and social justice issues.

This program teaches businesses, community groups, schools and colleges, and other organizations to respond to and prevent DV. Their Education and Outreach Advocates are devoted to raising collective awareness and producing tools for change.

Treehouse

Treehouse

Graduation Success

Treehouse’s mission is to give kids in foster care a childhood and a future. They envision – and strive to create – a world where every child that has experienced foster care has the opportunities and support they need to pursue their dreams and launch successfully into independent adulthood.

Their Graduation Success program works to close the high school graduation gap between youth in foster care and their peers. The program utilizes Graduation Success Coordinators to support high school students. They meet weekly with youth to coach them in self-advocacy and problem solving, and to help each youth set and make progress towards personally meaningful goals.

Spokane Valley Partners

Spokane Valley Partners

Food for 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. Spokane Valley Partners has grown to meet the needs of the community as the largest social services agency in Spokane Valley.

Food for Thought (FFT) eliminates the hunger barrier to learning for students receiving its resources. Each identified student receives a food bag every Friday that contains the six meals they need for Saturday and Sunday. They never turn down new students when asked by schools to make additions.

Spark Central

Spark Central

Level Up

Spark Central ignites the creativity, innovation, and imagination necessary for people to forge the path to their best future. They have a special focus on serving the West Central neighborhood, which has been historically underserved.

Level Up is an out-of-school-time program that integrates a focus on academic achievement, creativity, and imagination with social-emotional learning and mentoring. A full collaboration with Spokane Public Schools, Level Up targets underserved, marginalized 3rd-6th grade students of color and low-income children at two Title I elementary schools.

Olive Crest

Olive Crest

Safe Families for Children

Olive Crest’s mission is dedicated to preventing child abuse, treating and educating at-risk children, and preserving the family. Their purpose is to address Washington State’s child welfare service gaps.

Safe Families for Children supports and strengthens families going through crises, such as domestic violence, homelessness, unemployment or illness. These situations make caring for children difficult putting them at higher risk for traumatic experiences. Safe Families matches a family with a volunteer host family that will care for their children during times of crisis.

NAOMI

NAOMI

Abundant Life Community

NAOMI provides a grace-filled environment for women to pursue their personal growth and learn about what has kept them in damaging cycles that have come from trauma, dependency and destructive relationships.

The Abundant Life Community supports women in recovery from domestic violence, substance abuse and dependency through intensive support groups, monthly connect events and emergency housing assistance and supportive transitional housing.

Morning Star Boys' Ranch

Morning Star Boys' Ranch

Behavior Rehabilitation Services- Residential

Morning Star provides love, professional care, guidance and hope to children, youth and families, and nurtures their social, moral, educational and emotional growth.

The Murphy House is a Behavioral Rehabilitation Service designed to improve a child’s emotional, educational, social, and permanency landscape in a ten-month window. This residential program is licensed to treat boys aged 6 to 13.5 years old. It includes a whole child support system with a committed team who support and encourage each child, helping to improve each one’s mental, emotional, and physical health.

Lumen High School

Lumen High School

Early Learning Supportive Learning Model

Lumen High School is a public charter school that is committed to empowering two generations by providing high academic standards, a specialized early learning center and wrap around supports to meet the layered needs of teen parents in Spokane County.

The attachment based parenting learning lab builds up individuals, families and communities. This program entails Lumen students taking a weekly circle of security, trauma informed, neurobiology based parenting course and is coupled with a daily learning lab while they interact with their kids.

Feast Collective

Feast Collective

Small Business Ownership and Job Skills for Mothers

Feast is an incubator kitchen and community gathering space, featuring a rotating group of immigrant and former-refugee chefs who are co-creating this project with neighbors and friends, and serving up amazing international cuisine.

This program provides training and small business incubation services/support specifically for their female chefs, many of whom are also mothers with children living at home. Feast Collective was founded by a female former refugee and two local chefs to address the overwhelming barriers facing immigrants and former refugees in Spokane.

Daybreak Youth Services

Daybreak Youth Services

Restorative Receiving Center for Sexually Exploited Youth

Daybreak Youth Service's mission is to Save young lives by demonstrating love and bringing hope for their future. Daybreak provides mental health and substance use disorder treatment services for youth and their families across Washington state.

This program is the result of House Bill 1775, which aims to end childhood prostitution and support youth ages 12-18 who have been sexually exploited. For the first time in our state's history, young survivors of sex trafficking will be able to receive full wraparound behavioral health support services.

Compassionate Addiction Treatment

Compassionate Addiction Treatment

Low Barrier Mental Health Outpatient Services

Compassionate Addiction Treatment (CAT)'s mission is to provide compassionate, holistic care to people suffering from substance use disorders in a safe and therapeutic environment. Focused on removing barriers to treatment, people will be empowered to engage in recovery.

Mental Health Outpatient services will be provided with a focus on trauma informed care, removing barriers to care, meeting gaps in service within our community, and providing intensive case management for housing and employment.

Campfire Inland Northwest

Campfire Inland Northwest

Thrive{ology} for Underserved Youth

Camp Fire Inland Northwest (INW)’s mission is to provide the opportunity for youth to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. Camp Fire INW inspires 2,000 boys and girls aged 3-18 to “find their spark” each year.

Thrive{ology} for Underserved Youth removes access barriers to social emotional learning so Spokane’s low-income youth, youth of color, and LGBTQ+ youth can build the essential skills and mindsets that put them on a successful path to adulthood.

Women & Children's Free Restaurant

Women & Children's Free Restaurant

Emergency Food Response

WCFR is a vital safety net which fills nutritional gaps for women and children in need while fostering dignity and respect. They address the disparities and inequities that accompany food insecurity among Spokane’s hungry women, teens, and children.

COVID has created skyrocketing food insecurity, especially for working mothers. With this grant, WCFR will be better equipped to meet the increased need for meals through their twice weekly distribution of meals and grocery boxes and daily meal distributions through local partners.

Transitions

Transitions

EduCare

Transitions’ mission is to end poverty and homelessness for women and children in Spokane. They serve anywhere from 1500 to 1800 women and children annually. They offer safety, support, and skills to help women make life-transforming changes from homelessness and crises towards independence and stability.

EduCare provides trauma-informed childcare for kids (ages 0-5) from families experiencing homelessness and poverty. EduCare kids have often experienced multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), including hunger, neglect, abuse, parent incarceration, CPS involvement, and other traumas. EduCare programming works to offset ACEs’ negative impacts.

Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition

Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition

Handle with Care

Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition's (SRDVC) mission is the elimination of domestic violence through increased collaboration and partnerships with community agencies focusing on awareness, education, prevention and accountability.

Handle With Care (HWC) enables local law enforcement to notify school districts when they encounter a child at a traumatic scene, so school personnel and mental health partners can provide appropriate trauma-sensitive interventions immediately. In addition to supporting students, HWC helps build and strengthen relationships with community members and organizations.

Partners with Families & Children

Partners with Families & Children

Turning Hurt into Hope

Partners with Families & Children prevents, interrupts and repairs cycles of abuse and neglect within families. Partners is a holistic community resource for abused and neglected children, providing supportive family services that include mental health and substance use disorders treatment.

The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) provides trauma-informed wrap around services for child victims of child abuse, sexual assault, sex trafficking, neglect and/or maltreatment. Turning Hurt into Hope provides medical exams and immediate short-term mental health care in a child-friendly environment.

Northeast Youth Center

Northeast Youth Center

Early Childhood Education

NEYC’s mission is to provide stimulating educational and recreational opportunities that build self-esteem and teach basic life skills for low-income youth in Spokane. They offer a variety of low-cost or free programs including daily childcare, before and after school care, and recreation activities.

NEYC's free, high-quality early education, childcare, and enrichment provides care for older students before and after school and all day early education for children ages 3 to 5. All services are grounded in evidence-based practices, integrating games, social time with peers, recreational activities and arts.

Mujeres in Action (MiA)

Mujeres in Action (MiA)

Art y Caffecito

MiA is the first organization in the Spokane region dedicated to serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence from the Latinx communities. MiA advocates for survivors helping them reach their full potential and educates our community from a Latinx perspective to end family violence.

Arte y Caffecito is a free program where Spokane women can come together at the MiA office, sip coffee, and create art together all while creating community.

Lutheran Community Services Northwest

Lutheran Community Services Northwest

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Lutheran Community Services Northwest partners with individuals, families and communities for health, justice and hope. The organization meets vulnerable people where they are at, and comes alongside them as they find the resources and strength to heal.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an effective, evidence-based mental health treatment for young children with behavioral problems. PCIT supports long term bonding and connection between family members, while also maximizing a child’s opportunities for success both at home and at school.

Girl Scouts of Eastern WA and Northern ID

Girl Scouts of Eastern WA and Northern ID

Girl Scout Pathfinder Troops

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges.

The Pathfinder program provides disadvantaged girls the opportunity to fully participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This program connects girls from underrepresented backgrounds in Title 1 schools with the powerful Girl Scout program through school-based troops and combats the barriers that often prevent girls from participating in Girl Scouts.

Embrace Washington

Embrace Washington

Embrace Washington Renewal and Reconnect Retreat Program

Embrace Washington is committed to providing, caring, and supporting children in foster care within our community. Their goal is to bless and transform the lives of children living in foster care...One child at a time.

This retreat provides the opportunity for foster and kinship mothers to develop a network of support that will help assist in managing stress and conflict. They will be able to connect one another share parenting tips, engage in trauma-informed parental training, and be recognized as valued caregivers.

Create Your Statement

Create Your Statement

Dating Abuse Prevention Education

Create Your Statement promotes healthy relationships and character development among today’s youth to prevent relationship and dating abuse.

Dating Abuse Prevention Education reduces the risk of dating abuse among teenagers aged 12 to 18 by empowering them to recognize their value, while building strengths to form healthy relationships and recognize, end, and avoid unhealthy relationships. Our classes disrupt unhealthy relational patterns and help youth prevent dating violence from taking root.

Community-Minded Enterprises

Community-Minded Enterprises

Early Connections

Community-Minded Enterprises (CME) has a mission to transform communities in Washington State while advancing diversity and inclusion of marginalized populations, so all people have an opportunity for equitable health, education, and safety.

Through an innovative text message-based platform, parents can reach out any time, day or night. Conversational AI responds based on customizations programmed into the platform. During work hours, a Family Navigator connects with families to provide case management support.