Avenues for Hope raises more than $2.5 million for Idaho nonprofits

Idaho nonprofits got a big boost this holiday season thanks to the annual Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge. The 2021 campaign raised more than $2.5 million over 23 days, benefiting 88 Idaho nonprofits. The money will help organizations throughout the state that provide critical housing and supportive services to Idahoans in need.

In Southwest Idaho, nonprofits raised $1,499,710 during the campaign, with CATCH raising $293,712 of it. Habitat for Humanity of the Magic Valley raised $164,006 of Southeast Idaho’s $510,525 total, while Bonner County Homeless Task Force’s $134,136 made it the top fundraiser in North Idaho, which raised almost $512,927 during the campaign. You can see how each nonprofit did during the campaign by checking out the leaderboard.

The campaign, organized by the Home Partnership Foundation and Idaho Housing and Finance Association, has raised $9.5 million since its inception in 2011.

“The donations to Avenues for Hope provide necessary resources to thousands of Idahoans who need safe, stable and affordable housing,” said Gerald M. Hunter, president of Idaho Housing and Finance Association. “A heartfelt thank you to all of our generous donors and sponsors who have helped make a difference in the lives of our Idaho neighbors.”

Though the 2021 campaign is over, donations can still be made to support housing needs by visiting the Home Partnership Foundation’s website.


Avenues for Hope would not be possible without the support of 46 generous sponsors:

Platinum: Idaho Housing and Finance, Micron Foundation, Zions Bank

Gold: Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, KeyBank, Regence BlueShield of Idaho, Wells Fargo

Silver: Academy Mortgage, Idaho Central Credit Union, Mountain West Bank, The Pacific Companies, Stifel, Yardi

Bronze: Barclays, Boise Housing Corporation, First Interstate Bank, Hawley Troxell, Idaho Power, Magellan Cares Foundation, New Beginnings Housing, Saint Alphonsus Health System, Skinner Fawcett LLP, The Housing Company, Thomas Development Company, Washington Trust Bank

Friends: Bank of Commerce, Citizens Community Bank, Eide Bailly, Essent, Evergreen Home Loans, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, Horizon Credit Union, Gerald M. Hunter, Idaho Mortgage Lenders Association, IL Group, Intermountain Gas Company, Landmark Promotions, OSC Insurance Services, P1FCU, Republic Services, TAO Idaho, TitleOne, US Bank, Valbridge Property Advisors, Westcor Land Title Insurance Company, Wright Brothers

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