As we move forward into the new year, it’s important to thank all the directors, volunteers, and donors who have helped us get to where we are today. The Foundation enters 2021 with great enthusiasm for its mission to help disadvantaged kids in the Spokane and Coeur D’ Alene region. Last year was a challenging year for all of us, but due to a lack of resources, it was especially difficult for disadvantaged children. However, as we have turned the page in 2021, the future looks brighter than ever.

A Message From The Board Chairman

David Shriner

Financial Summary

The Foundation is fortunate to have incredible capital market managers that partner with us to consistently exceed market expectations. To maximize the long-term impact of your generous donations, we recently adopted a new asset allocation model incorporating modern portfolio theory that is benchmarked to the Yale Foundation model. 


Our Investments and Property Management Committee oversees the stewardship of these activities, meeting monthly to review potential investments and report changes to the Board. They also review the long-term investment policy and asset allocation on an annual basis to ensure we are able to continue with our mission.

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Annual Report

Grant Awards - $949,000

Transitional Living


Our transitional living grants provide support, resources, and a safe place to call home for disadvantaged kids

Foster Care & Adoption


Our foster care and adoption grants help protect, stabilize, and nurture the most disadvantaged children in our community



Our enrichment grants nurture curiosity, wonder, and creativity in kids through play, the arts, and outdoor immersion

Wraparound Services


Our wraparound services grants use teamwork and coordinated resources to provide healing for disadvantaged kids



Our educational grants engage, empower, and inspire struggling kids to believe in their future

2020 Grants

47 kids in



45 foster youth

excelling academic


131 youth in

therapy and

healing programs

47 previously
homeless kids

60 online

nature videos

for kids

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Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to building a more just and equitable organization and community where all individual can achieve their full potential. It is the policy of the Foundation to provide and promote equal opportunity for all people without regard for race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, familial status, veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability.

Fundraising Events

Stories Of Impact

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Making art, playing with friends, and exploring outside aren’t just fun activities, but they’re also helping children develop emotional intelligence.

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Believe In Me partners with organizations that promote racial equity, address systemic racism and empower children of color to thrive. 

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Not all kids get the chance to explore the great outdoors. See how we’re helping these kids get outside and learn to love nature.

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Imagine what it’s like to be a homeless youth who is pregnant, frightened, and alone. Learn how your donations are helping these kids.

Local businesses that have sponsorship and are aligned with our mission.

Individuals who have donated their knowledge and skills to contribute the Foundation's mission.

A local business that donates goods, services, or time,

instead of cash.

Media partnerships are collaborations that are can help us to raise the visibility of our cause.

Individuals, volunteers, and corporations whose extraordinary generosity make  our mission possible.

Thank You!

Provides one trauma-focused behavioral therapy session for an abused kid

Pays for two months of preschool for a previously homeless child

Covers four tutoring sessions for a foster child who has fallen behind two grade levels in reading

Provides a traumatized child with the needed livestock and supplies to participate in an equine empathy therapy program

Gives a foster care child a leg up with their academics by providing online tutoring for 4-6 months

Donations Make A Difference



Our mission is to fund children’s charities that provide disadvantaged kids with a safe place to call home, a family that loves them, a feeling of community, and opportunities to learn, build self-esteem, and have fun.

Our vision is to help every kid to develop the self-coincidence they need to succeed.