Annual Report

2020

A Message From The Board Chairman

David Shriner

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.

2020 Grants

70.4%

Transitional Living
$721,430

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

13.3%

Foster Care & Adoption
$70,000

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

13.3%

Enrichment
$70,000

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

7.5%

Wraparound Services
$45,500

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

5.4%

Education
$42,130

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

Grant Awards - $149,000

Dishman Hills logo in color.

Dishman Hills Conservancy

$10,000

Morning Star logo in color.

Morning Star Boys' Ranch HOPE Project

$625,000

Morning Star logo in color.

Morning Star Boys' Ranch

$215,000

University of Washington

$5,700

Southside Christian School

$5,000

Spokane Public Schools Foundation

$5,000

Southside Christian School

$1,430

Odyssey Youth Movement

$500

Embrace Washington logo in color.

Embrace Washington

$30,000

Transitions

$11,430

NCHS Institute of Science and Technology

$10,000

Playworks logo in color.

Playworks

$10,000

Five Pillars of Caring

Illustration of the Pillar of Basic Human Needs.
0
Youth Comforted
Illustration of the Pillar of Love and Belonging.
0
Children Cared For
Illustration of the Pillar of Community Support.
0
Kids Supported
Illustration of the Pillar of Education.
0
Youth Learning
Illustration of the Pillar of Enrichment.
0
Kids Having Fun

Scholarship Recipients

Bryan Chel Lara​ headshot.

Bryan Chel Lara

Meet Bryan Lara, a shining example of academic excellence and community leadership. Discover his inspiring journey as a recipient of the prestigious $10,000 Believe in Me Scholarship.

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Brianna Lee Horner

Discover the inspiring journey of Brianna Horner through the Believe in Me scholarship program. From White River High School to Gonzaga University, her resilience and determination shine. Brianna aspires to become a social worker, making a meaningful impact on her community.

Heaven McIntyre​ headshot.

Heaven McIntyre

Welcome to the inspirational story of Heaven McIntyre, a beacon of empowerment through the Believe in Me scholarship program. Her journey embodies resilience, dreams, and the power of education. Explore how Heaven’s determination is shaping her path to success.

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Makayla J Lopin-Hersh

In a world where adversity can often overshadow potential, Makayla Lopin-Hersh’s inspiring journey with Believe in Me is a beacon of hope. Join us as we delve into the remarkable resilience of a young woman determined to overcome obstacles and achieve her dreams.

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Suzanne Kay Nichols

In a world where dreams are the catalyst for change, Suzanne Nichols emerges as a beacon of empowerment through her remarkable journey with Believe in Me. Join us as we delve into her inspiring story.

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Sofia Lopez

Embark on a journey of empowerment and resilience with Sofia Lopez, a shining example of Believe in Me’s mission. Discover how her unwavering determination is transforming her life and community.

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Reagan Eleanor Cox

In the pursuit of empowerment and overcoming adversity, Regan Cox’s inspiring journey with Believe in Me shines as a beacon of resilience. Join us as we delve into her story of triumph.

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Nelly Ahadi

Join us as we embark on a remarkable journey, where determination meets empowerment. In this blog, we delve into Nelly Ahadi’s story, a shining example of how Believe in Me transforms dreams into reality.

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Maximus Egypt Allen

In a world where dreams often face adversity, join us as we delve into the inspirational journey of Maximus Allen with Believe in Me, a tale of educational empowerment and unwavering determination.

Stories Of Impact

Racism and Its Impact on Kids

Racism and Its Impact on Kids: Learn the Facts Now

Did you ever wonder how racism impacts the kids in our community? Learn how this widespread problem affects our children now.
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BE KIND: non cash DONATIONS.

Non-Cash Donations: How They Help Kids

Nonprofits rely on non-cash donations to sustain their operations every day. Learn how you can help kids without any out-of-pocket expense.
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kids exploring in woods

Emotional Intelligence Growth Using Art, Play, and Nature

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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Thank You!

Donors

Individuals who have demonstrated their generosity and support to the kids in our community.

Donors

Individuals who have demonstrated their generosity and support to the kids in our community.

Sponsors

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

Sponsors

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

Volunteers

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

Volunteers

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

Media Partnerships

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

Media Partnerships

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

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

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.

42.1%

Public Equity<

3.2%

Cash

9.7%

Bonds

18.7%

Real Estate

26.3%

Alternative Investments

Vision

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

Mission

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.

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