Local organizations receive more than $30,000 from the Innovia Foundation | News

Community organizations in Idaho and Lewis counties received $30,750 to benefit local projects through the Innovia Foundation. The awards are part of a total of $1.011 million awarded to a total of 124 organizations in northern Idaho and eastern Washington through the Community Grants Program.

In north-central Idaho, a $10,000 grant will go to the Upriver Youth Leadership Council in Kamiah to build a community garden and complete construction of an Idaho Public Health Certified Kitchen. Another $7,750 will support REACH Club Inc., to expand the site’s activities for Elk City youth from preschool through eighth grade for approximately 30 students.

Other grants in Idaho and Lewis counties are as follows:

Idaho County: Animal Rescue Foundation Inc., $5,000, general operating support; Senior Citizens Dollar A Month Club, $4,000, Idaho County Meal Program, Grangeville.

Lewis County: Kamiah Senior Citizens Society, Inc., $4,000, to help feed the elderly.

The Innovia Foundation Community Grants Program supports innovative programs that address specific challenges and opportunities across the region to improve access to education, promote health and well-being, support arts and culture, create economic opportunities and improve the quality of life.

Each year, the Innovia Foundation invests nearly $10 million in communities through grants and scholarships to local nonprofit organizations and students.

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