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Nonprofit grants awarded
On Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 the Spokane Valley City Council approved 15 nonprofit organizations out of the 18 that submitted applications to share in $182,000 in economic development and social services funding from the city’s 2022 budget.
Agencies and amounts funded in council action on Oct. 26 include:
Elevations Children’s Therapy
- $5,837 to support therapy for children with special needs. (Funding requested: $15,000)
Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels
- $18,408 to deliver meals to vulnerable seniors in Spokane County enabling seniors to maintain their independence. (Funding requested: $60,000)
- $12,051 for funding related to the Spokane Valley Farmers Market, including adding a second market in the Sprague corridor. (Funding requested: $46,500)
HUB Sports Center
- $5,000 to host a Career Pathways event for students in grades 6-8. (Funding requested: $5,000)
- $6,179 to assist women seeking support to move beyond current circumstances of poverty and abuse by assisting with operational and maintenance costs for the facility.
(Funding requested: $12,500)
- $4,571 to assist in event related expenses to put on this outdoor lantern display and cultural celebration. (Funding requested: $25,000)
to provide recreation, work, personal development, and options to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Spokane County.
(Funding requested: $50,000)
Spokane Valley Arts Council
- $15,500 to help support and promote local arts by assisting with administrative costs and the casting of a monumental bronze. (Funding requested: $55,000)
Spokane Valley Heritage Museum
- $11,622 to preserve and maintain access to local history. (Funding requested: $14,800)
Spokane Valley Partners
- $36,945 to help provide food, clothing and other basic needs to thousands of families. (Funding requested: $75,000)
Spokane Valley Summer Theatre
- $7,643 to assist in the purchase of show titles for 2022. (Funding requested: $20,000)
Spokane Valley Performing Arts Center
- $6,357 to assist with updating a public prospectus for donors for a potential future performing arts center. (Funding requested: $20,000)
Teen & Kid Closet
- $9,051 to provide children and teens from low-income families in our community with new or gently used clothing at no cost. (Funding requested: $10,500)
- $17,214 to support the Valleyfest community event. (Funding requested: $71,000)
- $12,908 to help with rent, health care and programs for widows in need. (Funding requested: $43,270)
Each year, the Spokane Valley City Council sets aside funds in the city’s budget to contract for services with organizations and activities that benefit Spokane Valley community members.