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WHWF May Newsletter

2021-22 GRANTEES

Your donation during the Bloom Together Campaign and BLOOM BIG DAY will help to fund 17 grants to nonprofits who are providing important programs for women and children in our community. Here are the grantees that have been selected by the WHWF Board to receive funding for the 2021-22 grant cycle. Learn more about each program at

  • A Refuge: Trauma Informed Therapies - Parent Resiliency and Family Skills Training

  • Career Path Services - Proactive Success Coaching

  • Catholic Charities Eastern Washington - CAPA/PREPARES

  • Family Promise of Spokane - Emergency Shelter & Homeless Support Services for Families with Infants

  • Feast Collective - Small Business Small Business Ownership and Job Skills Program for Mothers Who Are Immigrants/Former Refugees

  • Lumen Public School - Attachment Class for Parenting Students

  • Morning Star Boys' Ranch - Murphy House Therapeutic Behavioral Residential Services

  • NAMI Spokane - Mental Health through Peer Support and Education

  • Olive Crest - Safe Families for Children

  • SNAP - Spokane Ride to Health - CHAS 1st Steps

  • The Salvation Army - Foster Care Receiving Program

  • Transitions - EduCare

  • Treehouse - Graduation Success - Spokane

  • Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery - Expanded Age Emergency Childcare Program (Ages 7-12)

  • West Central Community Center - Youth Development and Recreation

  • Women & Children's Free Restaurant - Emergency Food Response for Women and Children

  • YWCA Spokane - Mobility Mentoring



Our Scholarship Committee has selected five amazing women to receive the Vivian Winston Scholarship for 2021-22. Congratulations to...

  • Paisha

  • Priscilla

  • Esperance

  • Kaytra

  • Erika

We look forward to sharing more about the recipients and their stories over the coming months.

Thank you to Avista Foundation for their support of the program this year with a $5,000 contribution!

This scholarship supports mothers juggling the cost of tuition and childcare. Scholars are selected on the basis of academic merit, exemplary character with preference given to students demonstrating financial need. The value of the award is $1,500 to $4,000.



Learn more about The Campus Kitchen at Gonzaga University! This hunger relief program focuses on food recovery, eliminating waste, and building community. The program collects all of the leftover food from campus dining and utilizes student volunteers to re-purpose that food into healthy meals that get delivered to low-income senior housing, after school programs, and shelters in the Spokane community.

Since 2005 the Campus Kitchen has:

Recovered 124,000+ pounds of food

Grown 4,000+ pounds of produce

Served 340,000 meals



When we heard that American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest needed to restock their "Poke" Box at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital, we knew we could help with an InstaGrant.

This treasure box brings a smile to children receiving a painful procedure or “poke” (like getting their port accessed, blood draw, or spinal tap).

Thank you for making this InstaGrant possible with your contribution to WHWF!


Below is a thank you from 2021-22 grantee, Catholic Charities Eastern WA! You are helping to fund the CAPA/PREPARES program:


Thank you to these major corporate partners who help to extend the reach and expand the impact of our mission!


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