In support of our vision to transform Eastern Washington into the state’s healthiest region, we hold an annual open request for proposals, which we call our Responsive Grant and Responsive Rural Grant Programs. This is open in April each year.
The Responsive Grants Program is designed to address one-time, emergent needs within our seven-county service area including the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, Spokane Tribe of Indians and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservations. Nonprofits, religious institutions, behavioral health organizations or quasi government agencies may apply for funds up to $15,000.
The Rural Aging Grants Program also provides up to $15,000 of funding, but with a focus on one-time projects designed to help older adults in rural communities live full, meaningful lives with independence and dignity.
2018 Rural Aging responsive Grantees
American Lung Association: $10,700 for wildfire relief for older adults living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in rural areas.
Catholic Charities Spokane: $15,000 for mileage funding to transport low income seniors to medical appointments.
Church of the Redeemer: $2,700 to continue growing Senior Center exercise programs.
Circles of Caring Adult Day Health Foundation, Inc.: $13,750 for making Circles of Caring ADH Program accessible through transportation.
Council on Aging and Human Services: $13,000 to help with the purchase of a mini-bus to keep up with the increasing demand for transportation.
Council on Aging and Human Services: $13,000 for major technology and communications equipment updates keep up with the increasing demand for transportation.
Curlew Civics Club: $1,660 for rent to continue weekly exercise sessions with seniors.
Fairfield Care: $10,800 for improving energy efficiencies in their nursing home.
Friends of Community Hospice: $13,000 for a Serenity House Care assistance fund.
Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels: $11,600 for Supportive Nutrition Services.
Hunters Food and Clothing Bank: $3,200 for emergency floor repair and refrigeration.
Kalispel Tribe of Indians: $7,700 for the purchase of a diabetic fundus camera to provide local access, and prevent diabetic retinopathy and the loss of eye sight in elders.
Lind Senior Center: $5,000 to help provide healthy meals and a gathering place for seniors.
Northport School District: $14,000 for transportation assistance with the senior meal program.
Refugee Connections Spokane: $10,000 for a refugee/immigrant senior outreach project in efforts to improve their quality of life.
Rural Resources Community Action: $13,000 to ensure access to clean and/or hot water for residents in need.
2018 Responsive GRANTEES
Boost Collaborative: $9,750 to enhance early intervention services.
City Gate: $5,000 for kitchen equipment upgrades to continue their hot meal service.
Community Action Center: $9,600 to assist in the sustainability of their Community Food Program.
DayBridge Services DBA Parents' Cooperative Society, Inc.: $14,480 expand services in the community.
Eastern Washington University: $2,000 for Project Health Occupations Preparatory Experience (HOPE), which will allow high schoolers to view healthcare careers from the inside.
Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations: $12,000 for PBIS and Right Response organizational training.
Hispanic Business/Professional Association: $7,000 to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment for and with the Latinx/Hispanic communities in Eastern WA.
Immaculate Conception: $7,340 for their "Walking Through Grief" project.
Lutheran Community Services Northwest: $9,000 for Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) training and staff development.
Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho: $13,000 to build a cohort of teen leaders who are trained as peer educators.
Second Harvest: $13,000 to ease a federal commodities gap and help secure and distribute 90,000 pounds of donated food.
Spokane Eastside Reunion Association: $15,000 to launch a youth workforce development program.
Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners (SNAP): $13,000 to help fund a Homeless Services Housing Liaison position.
Tekoa Fire Department: $12,430 for fire fighting equipment and safety gear to ensure firefighter safety and response.
Transitions: $5,000 for bunk beds to increase capacity to provide for families in need.
U-District Foundation Mentoring Program: $5,000 for quality improvements and building capacity to increase the number of children served.
Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery: $10,400 to help fund a Family Support Specialist at the Children, Administration Resource and Assessment Center (RAC).
Wellpinit Elementary School, District 49: $13,000 for enhancing cultural identity to improve academic performance.
Women & Children's Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen: $12,000 to support their Nutrition Essentials demonstration kitchen and classroom.
Youth Emergency Services: $12,000 for a young adult intensive case management program.
Download a summary or complete list of funded projects we supported in 2017 below.
Download a summary or complete list of funded projects we supported in 2016 below.
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