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Community Strategies Grant Program

Grants to Idaho and Washington Nonprofits and
Agencies for Arts, Education, Health, and Quality of Life

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Innovia Foundation

Deadline Date:

01/22/19

Description:

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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 to Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington nonprofit organizations and public agencies to meet community needs within the region. Program areas include arts and culture, education and youth development, health and wellbeing, economic opportunity, and quality of life.

The Foundation serves the following counties:

Eastern Washington: Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Spokane, Adams, Whitman, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin.

North Idaho: Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah, Latah, Nez Perce, Lewis, Clearwater, Shoshone and Idaho.

The Community Strategies Grant Program is comprised of more than 90 funds established by donors that have given Innovia Foundation the flexibility to make funding decisions that accommodate changing needs and capitalize on timely and compelling opportunities in the Foundation’s region.

Program types accepted:  
-Program/Project Support 
-Capital/Equipment 
-Capacity Building 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177627

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts typically are between $5,000 and $30,000

Term of Contract:

Grant awards are to be spent between June 1, 2019, and May 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Requirements
-Public charity with tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or federally recognized tribe. 
-Under certain circumstances, applications from public entities such as school districts, municipalities or unincorporated groups or associations may be considered.
-In all cases, the applicant organization/program must have a clear charitable purpose. 
-Applicants cannot have any delinquent reports for previous grants awarded through all Innovia Foundation’s grant programs.
-Innovia Foundation competitive are awarded to organizations providing services within the 20-county region served by the Foundation. Some grant programs are restricted to specific communities. Be sure to read grant guidelines carefully to see if regional restrictions apply. 

The Foundation’s programs generally do not provide support for:  
-Individuals 
-Academic or scientific research 
-Debt retirement, operating deficits or after-the-fact support 
-Direct or grassroots lobbying 
-Expenses, including travel expenses to attend conferences, workshops, events or symposia, unless part of a broader capacity building request that improves the organization’s ability to deliver services.
-Endowments
-Publications, radio, video or film production 
-Public, private or parochial education institutions (including their foundations) except in special circumstances when support is essential to programs/projects that meet community needs and are not considered standard educational services 
-Replacement of lost/expired government funding 
-Programs addressing specific diseases or health conditions or other special-interest organizations, except when such support significantly benefits the disadvantaged.
-One-time fundraising events or fundraising campaigns 
-Chambers of commerce 
-Fraternal organizations 
-Organizations or projects that unlawfully discriminate with regard to employees, volunteers, delivery of programs or services, or clients served based on age, sex, religion/creed, race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, marital status, military or veterans status, pregnancy or genetic information 
-Hospitals (including their foundations) except in special circumstances when support is essential to programs/projects that meet community needs
-Universities (including their foundations) except in special circumstances when support is essential to programs/projects that meet community needs 
-Governmental agencies except in special circumstances when support is essential to programs/projects that meet community needs 
-Programs with religious content.

In considering applications for funding from faith-based organizations the Foundation will apply the following criteria: 

1. The program or service to be funded must be open to all members of the community (not just members of the particular faith community applying for funding) 

2. In the course of providing programs or services, faith-based organizations cannot proselytize, nor require clients to participate in or adopt any specific religious practice or belief. 

Pre-Application Information:

Community Strategies 2019 Round 2:
Application Dates: December 17, 2018 – January 22, 2019
Awards will be announced in May 2019.

Impact Areas:
https://innovia.org/what-we-do/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:
https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=innovia

Molly Sanchez
msanchez@innovia.org

Innovia Foundation
421 W. Riverside Ave., Ste. 606
Spokane, WA 99201-0405

Grant Coverage Areas:

A map of Innovia Foundation's service area may be found here:
https://innovia.org/who-we-are/

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Idaho: Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah, Latah, Nez Perce, Lewis, Clearwater, Shoshone and Idaho Counties;   Washington: Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Spokane, Adams, Whitman, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin Counties