Annual Report

2022

A Message From The CEO

Julie Wukelic

I hope the new year finds you and your family well. It’s hard to believe that 2022 is already over! It was such a great year for Believe in Me and we accomplished a lot thanks to the support of our volunteers, donors, and corporate partners. Let me tell you about some of what we were able to achieve with your help. Your generosity helped us fund 18 children’s charity programs in 2022, which helps make sure kids have 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. We’re so grateful to our volunteers for their gifts of time and talents and so thankful for our donors who make it all possible. We couldn’t do what we do without you!

2022 Grants

42%

Enrichment
$56,553

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

23%

Wraparound Services
$31,000

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

14%

Education
$19,000

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

39%

Transitional Living
$17,253

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

8%

Foster Care & Adoption
$10,500

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

Grant Awards - $134,306

Boys & Girls club of Spokane County in color.

Triple Play Program

$7,553

Campfire logo in color.

Thrive{ology} for Underserved Youth Program

$8,000

Communities in schools Benton Franklin logo in color.

Building Resiliency Through Relationships

$10,000

Communities in schools Spokane County logo in color.

The Zone Expanded Learning Partnership Program

$16,000

Embrace Washington logo in color.

Education Success Program

$14,000

Embrace Washington logo in color.

Sleep Safe Program

$6,000

Pathfinder Outreach Troops Program

$5,000

Hybrid Drop-in and Basic Needs Program

$10,000

Playworks logo in color.

Keep Playing in Spokane Program

$5,000

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Dare to Dream Program

$10,500

Spokane Angels logo in color.

Love Box Program

$10,500

Spokane Youth Symphony logo in color.

Spokane Youth Symphony Concerts at The Fox Theater Program

Jonah Hill Project Logo in color.

Freedom Railroad Program

$11,253

Jonah Hill Project Logo in color.

Compassion Changes Everything Outreach Program

$10,500

Five Pillars of Caring

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

Scholarship Recipients

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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.

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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

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Reuben Mayes

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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

Seattle Kraken Logo in color.

WA State Cougars logo in color.

Charity Golf Tournament Logo in color.

A Place to Call Home Logo in color.

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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