City awards social service and economic development funds to 14 nonprofits for 2023 activities
SPOKANE VALLEY, WASH - The Spokane Valley City Council has approved 14 nonprofit organizations to share in $182,000 in economic development and social service funds from the city’s 2023 budget. 

Each year, the City Council sets aside funds in the budget to contract with organizations that coordinate activities or services that benefit Spokane Valley residents. Twenty-two organizations presented proposals to councilmembers on September 20. Fourteen were awarded funding in late October.

Organizations that received funds include:
  • Elevations Children’s Therapy - $11,041 to support a grants program to assist families that need help with medical costs and special therapies. (Funding requested: $15,000)
  • Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels - $21,185 to deliver meals to vulnerable seniors in Spokane Valley, enabling seniors to maintain their independence and stay healthy. (Funding requested: $23,010)
  • HUB Sports Center - $4,286 to host a career pathways event for students in grades 6-8 that will expose them to careers in manufacturing, construction, trades and the medical fields. (Funding requested: $5,000)
  • Inland Chess Academy - $1,457 to support an after-school chess program at two Title I schools in the city. (Funding requested: $2,200)
  • JAKT Foundation (Spokane Valley Farmers Market) - $10,714 to support the Friday evening Farmers Market scheduled June through September 2023 at CenterPlace. (Funding requested: $42,450)
  • Junior Achievement of Washington - $4,143 to help underwrite the participation of students in Junior Achievement’s grades K-12 financial literacy, entrepreneurship and career readiness programs. (Funding requested: $13,563)
  • My Turn Theatre - $4,286 to support production of a theatrical presentation that caters to and provides leading roles to adults with disabilities. (funding requested: $10,000)
  • Spokane Valley Arts Council - $17,326 to support the organization’s operating costs and production of a monumental bronze by artist Nancy McLaughin. (Funding requested: $60,900)
  • Spokane Valley Heritage Museum - $16,469 to preserve, digitize and maintain access to historic records and continue to preserve Spokane Valley’s history. (Funding requested: $18,650)
  • Spokane Valley Partners - $46,155 to help provide vital resources such as food, clothing, diapers and emergency assistance, and other outreach services to Spokane Valley citizens. (Funding requested: $91,000)
  • Spokane Valley Summer Theatre - $10,326 to primarily support set rental for mainstage shows scheduled in 2023. (Funding requested: $20,000)
  • Teen & Kid Closet - $10,000 to support the “2023 New Shoes for All Initiative” which will provide children and teens referred to the program with one new pair of shoes. (Funding requested: $10,000)
  • Transitions - $8,571 to support operations of the New Leaf Café, which provides practical and supportive job training for women facing barriers to mainstream employment. (Funding requested: $40,000)  
  • Widows Might - $16,041 to help with rent, health care and programs for widows in need. (Funding requested: $30,000)
For more information:
Lesli Brassfield, Communications & Marketing Officer
City of Spokane Valley

City of Spokane Valley
10210 E. Sprague Ave. Spokane Valley, WA 99206
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