2019 Charitable Fund Recipients
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Numerica Credit Union presented over $450,000 to 26 regional nonprofits in 2019 from the Numerica Charitable Fund. The grant program is funded by Numerica’s Skip a Pay program where members can skip a month of loan payments in lieu of a $30 fee.*
The 2019 recipients of Numerica’s Charitable Fund are:
Big Table – Family Priority Housing Stability
Provides an innovative and cost effective way to address crisis, generational poverty and housing stability for the working poor, all of whom work in the restaurant and hospitality industry. $10,000 will continue to support Big Table’s Housing Stability efforts in Spokane.
Boys & Girls Club Benton-Franklin Counties
Works to empower all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential. $20,000 was donated to create a technology program space where youth can enjoy STEM and career development programs at the Pasco Clubhouse.
Boys & Girls Club Spokane County (B&GC) – Spokane Valley Launch.
B&GC provides after-school youth development programs for school age children) and currently serves up to 1,000 youth each year through its two existing clubs. B&GC is partnering with Central Valley School District to open a new Club Site with Numerica funding $20,000 toward remodel expenses of the new space.
Chaplaincy Health Care – Healing from Trauma and Grief of Substance Abuse
A pilot program in the Tri-Cities addressing opioid addicts’ spiritual, emotional and physical needs as well as impacted families. $20,000 will help fund the program, which consists of 12-week group sessions taking place every six months for two years.
Supports abused and neglected children. $5,000 will help reduce the amount of time children and youth spend in out-of-home care by providing enhanced legal support to petition the court for more-frequent hearings. Currently, the timeline for dependencies is 12-15 months, and the program is currently serving 190 dependent children per month.
Communities in Schools Benton-Franklin (CISBF) - #AllInForKids
CISBF works to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. $20,000 will support their #AllInForKids campaign, which focuses on reducing homelessness. CISBF is currently working in 26 schools throughout Tri-Cities.
Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation – in partnership with Columbia Basin College and Wenatchee Valley College
Numerica’s $20,000 donation to a specialized fund that will cover the cost of placement testing for low-income students. Eliminating this barrier will potentially impact up to 2,000 community college students in the region.
Daybreak Youth Services – Paths to Prosperity
Offers hope and recovery solutions to youth and their families struggling from addiction and mental health issues in Spokane area. $15,000 will go toward supporting their Paths to Prosperity program, which provides young girls a chance to experience what a healthy, sober and productive life can look like.
Family Promise of Spokane (FPS) – Moving Families Forward
Works to shelter homeless families with children while actively working to prevent families from becoming homeless in the first place $10,000 will go directly to support case management expenses associated with moving families out of homelessness and with keeping families housed.
Works to empower youth to engage in the needs of their community through service and action. $9,100 will go toward their Serve My City Summer Camp program: a three-day experience focused on increasing awareness of key issues while igniting a passion for servant leadership.
Girl Scouts EWNI – Mobile Stem Lab
Addresses the critical need for expanded STEM education throughout the region, particularly in rural areas. The mobile STEM Lab serves girls throughout Spokane, North Idaho, Tri-Cities and Wenatchee Valley The goal of the Lab is to better prepare girls for a future career in diverse fields of STEM. $20,000 over two years will go to support the program.
Habitat for Humanity
Brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. $16,000 will go to their Down Payment Match program, which provides future homeowners in Spokane a match of up to $2,000 per family.
Idaho Youth Ranch – Trauma Informed Equine Therapy
Provides troubled youth a bridge to valued, responsible and productive futures. $17,000 will go toward Equine Therapy, which offers an evidence-based, trauma-informed approach to helping youth overcome effects of trauma and other disturbing childhood experiences.
Safe Harbor Support Center
Provides a safe and nurturing environment for children and families to heal from trauma and recover from abuse and neglect. Their program offers support to families at or below the poverty level. $19,634 will go toward their program helping children learn to better handle emotions that lead to destructive behaviors.
SAGE – Child & Family Advocacy Center and Housing Program
Provides services to survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence and various crimes in the Wenatchee Valley. $10,000 will support the need for a second Therapy Dog for clients (especially children) as they heal and share their story (for evidence) of abuse and neglect.
Small Miracles – Summer Food Program
Exists to feed hungry kids and make sure that when school is out, children who depend on free or reduced lunch during the school year do not go hungry. In 2018, 15,000 Wenatchee students qualified for free or reduced lunch. Numerica’s $15,000 grant will support the program’s Summer Meal Program.
Second Harvest of the Inland Northwest
Committed to fighting hunger while feeding hope. Numerica will give $100,500 over three years to their “Feeding Kids First” campaign, which includes building a Family Child Hunger Solution Center allowing them to serve more families and individuals across the region.
Transitions for Women – Women’s Hearth
Spokane’s drop-in, emergency day center for women impacted by poverty, homelessness, mental illness and addiction. $20,000 will go toward providing the 1,300 women served annually by Women’s Hearth with access to safe, emergency shelter; access to basic needs and treatment assessment and resources.
Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery (VBCN)
Provides a safe and loving environment for children in times of trauma or need. Child abuse and neglect is steadily rising with Spokane’s rates higher than any other county in the state. $100,000, over three years will go toward building a brand new, expanded facility.
Volunteers of America – Hope House
Partners with Women’s Hearth to provide the “night shift” for homeless women in Spokane. $20,000 will help fund their Respite Program, which offers homeless women additional time in the shelter to recover from chronic health conditions. Specifically, Numerica’s grant will move their Health Worker from part-time to full-time.
The Women’s Shelter – Safe Passage
Provides safety, education and empowerment to victims of violence and the community. Their five-bedroom shelter is the only community-based, confidential service agency in Kootenai County. $25,000 will help Safe Passage transition the domestic violence survivors they serve at the shelter to permanent housing.
YMCA Inland NW – Outside the Box and Teen Programs
Serves Spokane’s North Central 7th – 12th graders identified as at-risk. $12,000 will go toward creating a safe and supportive environment for students to develop social-emotional skills.