We are very proud of the programs we currently support.

They align with our mission and are forever changing the lives of kids in the community.

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Get to Know the Awesome
Spokane Charities We Support

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and North Idaho

Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. Girs Scout offers the experience to children in Title 1 schools, low-income rural communities, and community centers the opportunity to participate in Girl Scouts for free. The organization is focused on community and sisterhood, appreciating everyone’s unique value, celebrating our differences, and supporting one another through obstacles and conflict.

 

Girls Scout teaches girls about how best to develop and maintain healthy relationships. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them. 

See Girls Scouts in Action

Camp Fire Inland Northwest

Camp Fire creates powerful youth experiences that change lives for the better, and these experiences are outlined in our program framework. Thrive{ology} is the main method we use to achieve these experiences for Camp Fire youth. This approach enables youth to achieve their full potential through four components: Identifying sparks, growth mindset, goals, and reflections.

Camp Fire's trained, caring adult leaders play a vital role in building developmental relationships that are critical to a thriving mindset. Youth need people in their lives who challenge growth, provide support, share power and expand possibilities. By providing this support and challenge, Camp Fire's leaders serve a foundational role in building youth's ability to thrive.

See Trive{ology} in Action

  • Schedule a tour of this program
  • Explore Camp Fire website​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Attend a summer camp​​​​​​​​​​

Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane County

Since 2001, Boys and Girls Clubhouses have opened their doors to thousands of young people each year. The organization leads youth development in the Spokane community by creating quality programs for at-risk young people making a powerful impact on the Spokane community and the thousands of young people who need us most. 

 

Believe in Me supported the Triple Play program, a health and wellness initiative that is designed to instill the basics of healthy habits amongst young people towards empowering them to be physically active, interact with others and engage in positive relationships. This program also allowed to incorporate the acquisition of the unique KABOOM IMAGINATION PLAYGROUND for the Lisa Stiles-Gyllenhammer Club.

See Boys & Girls Clubs od Spokane in Action

Communities In Schools of Benton-Franklin

The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. To this end, Communities In Schools of Benton-Franklin has 33 Site Coordinators serving students and families in 34 schools across five districts in our region. Our staff walks alongside youth every day to address the barriers they face both in and outside of school. Whether it's a lack of stable housing, an untreated mental health condition, the death or incarceration of a loved one, lack of family support related to sexuality or gender identity, the fear of deportation, a hungry belly, or multiple placements in the foster care system, or an unsafe home environment; our staff is there to listen and address the unique need(s) of every student we serve. An investment in intensive Motivational Interviewing training will undoubtedly produce improved engagement and goal outcomes for the students we serve.

See Communities In Schools of Benton-Franklin in Action

Southside Christian School

Southside Christian School enthusiastically provides a Christ-centered, loving environment for children to experience academic excellence and spiritual development. They hold to the belief that God is the source of all truth and education is an exciting adventure.

See Southside Christian in Action

Transitions

The emphasis of all services at Transitions is to work to end poverty and homelessness for women and children in Spokane. No woman has ever turned away due to gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity or disability. The organization pursues this mission through the operation of Women’s Hearth, Transitional Living Center, EduCare, Miryam’s House, New Leaf Kitchen & Café, and Home Yard Cottages.

See Transitions in Action

  • Meet with the CEO to learn more
  • Explore Transitions website​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Spokane Angels

Spokane Angels' mission statement is to walk alongside children, youth, and families in the foster care community by offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship building, and mentorship.

 

Believe in Me is supporting two programs: The Love Box program provides fostering families with community and holistic support. This support enables caregivers to continue to do the important and meaningful work of being foster parents. parents feel supported and children gain a greater sense of normalcy, relational permanency, and self-confidence. The second one is Dare To Dream, with the goal to walk alongside youth as they navigate through life's challenges like a news school, starting a career, following their dreams, and having the support to achieve them.

See Spokane Angels Programs in Action

Embrace Washington

Embrace Washington is committed to providing, caring for, and supporting children in foster care within our community. They do this by raising awareness of disadvantaged children's needs and identifying how to meet those needs by connecting individuals and organizations with a heart to serve the foster care community. 

 

Believe in Me is supporting two programs from Embrace Washington. First, the Education Success Program is a collaborative education program designed to increase academic achievement by providing additional opportunities for foster children. On the other side, the Sleep Safe Program which begin in 2019 is designed to assist foster children to gain good Sleep. Sleep is essential to every living being on earth.

See Embrace WA in Action

Communities In Schools of Spokane County

In Spokane County, 1 in 6 children under the age of 18 live in poverty. Communities in Schools works directly inside schools, building relationships that empower disadvantaged students to succeed inside and outside the classroom. Because they believe that students cannot meet their academic goals without developing strong social-emotional skills, having their physical and mental health needs met, and feel safe in a culturally-sensitive environment, Community in Schools of Spokane has decided to Expanded Learning Partnership with The ZoNE.

 

Together with The ZoNE Project, NE Community Center, and Spokane Schools we have formed a partnership to address the educational and economic disparities that exist. Each organization is working together to provide holistic programs for the whole family.

See Communities In Schools of Spokane County in Action

Odyssey Youth Movement

Odyssey Youth Movement promotes equity for LGBTQ+ youth in the Inland Northwest through youth-driven programs and community education. OYM believes in:

  • Dignity: All people have inherent worth.

  • Community: Human connectedness fosters a greater understanding of self, others, and the world around us.

  • Social Justice: Inland Northwest youth deserve equitable access to resources and opportunities.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Their Drop-In Programs have been the cornerstone of OYM's programming. These programs are facilitated by staff and volunteer mentors and include topics such as sexual health, LGBTQ+ history and culture, communication, advocacy, and more. 

See Odyssey Youth Movement in Action

Meet the Alumni Programs we have supported in the past.

Playworks Education

Playworks partners with schools with a wide variety of needs. Transform schools with a full-time Playworks coach, collaborate with an onsite Playworks recess expert to empower playground teams, or build capacity for positive play with Playworks professional development. The keep Playing is a digital service to help educators incorporate play into every day & provides weekly curated content to assist educators & families. This resource aids in the community’s efforts toward recovery and the school’s return to in-person instruction this year.

 

Keep Playing takes the guesswork out of incorporating play into learning whether that be in person, hybrid, or distance learning environments. Weekly, school staff & families receive clear, concise instructions for games and activities that can be utilized remotely or in the classroom. 

See Playworks in Action

Spokane Youth Symphony

​The Spokane Junior Symphony was born on July 28, 1949, as a nonprofit organization formed to promote a junior symphony in Spokane. Since its humble beginnings, the Spokane Youth Symphony has grown to include four, and at times five, orchestral groups of graduated playing abilities, as well as several short-term string quartets and wind quintets. Through the years this youth symphony has been fortunate to share the spotlight with hundreds of exceptional musicians, actors and dancers featured as guest artists joining them on the stage.

Believe in me is supporting them to get back to the regular four-concert series at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox to cover the expenses involved in using the theater.

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The Jonah Project

The Jonah Project advocates for survivors of human trafficking and at-risk women and children through direct advocacy and education.  It is vital that we provide an environment that teaches them what FREEDOM really looks like.

Believe in Me is supporting the Freedom Railroad program. This allows to safely send clients of all ages to other geographical areas called HUBs for their healing and ensure that they are receiving continuity of care, trauma-based and transparent support. The second program, Compassion Changes Everything Outreach,  will communicate the message that there is holistic help for sex-trafficking survivors and vulnerable people. These survivors will know who to reach out to for help when they are being abused. Counseling, physical care, and continued education are top priorities in the healing plans for our kids.

See The Jonah Project in Action

College Success Foundation 

College Success Foundation coaches and supports students from low socioeconomic backgrounds to prepare for and graduate from college as transformational leaders in order to forge a just and equitable society. CSF measures student progress by increases in college awareness and knowledge; completion of financial aid, scholarship, and college applications; graduation from high school with plans to enroll in college and college enrollment.

See College Success Foundation in Action

  • Meet with the CEO to learn more
  • Explore College Success Foundation website​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Dishman Hills Conservancy

The mission of the Dishman Hills Conservancy is to permanently protect the Dishman Hills while connecting people to nature through conservation, education, and recreation. DHC envisions a vibrant, continuous ecosystem from the Dishman Hills Natural Area. For youth who have limited opportunities, they will have the option to explore nature, observe, be creative and get coached in outdoor activities. 

See Dishman Hills Conservancy in Action

  • Meet with the CEO to learn more
  • Explore Dishman Hills Conservancy website​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

YWCA Spokane

YWCA Spokane is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, standing up for social justice, helping families, strengthening communities, and promoting peace, justice, dignity, and freedom for all. We empower women, families, and communities through a combination of prevention, education, outreach, and response work. Each year, the YWCA serves approximately 15,000 women, men, children, and families who are impacted by intimate partner domestic violence, homelessness, and unemployment through their free, trauma-informed, confidential programs and services.

See YWCA in Action

  • Meet with the CEO to learn more
  • Explore YWCA website​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​