Release Date: 01/05/2017
BOISE, Idaho – Idaho Housing and Finance Association and its Home Partnership Foundation are pleased to announce that a total of $501,439 was raised for 40 Idaho nonprofits in its sixth annual Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge that ended December 31. The annual event enables businesses and individuals to support nonprofits providing housing and critical services for the homeless across the state.
The campaign received 2,232 donations this year, for a total of $292,739, plus grant prizes and matching funds of $208,700 supported by 29 generous sponsors. The campaign continues to grow every year, with a 55% increase in the number of donations from the public and a 70% increase in total funds raised this year over 2015.
“The response has been inspiring and we thank all our generous donors for their gifts, which will help many of the state’s homeless during these cold winter months,” said Gerald M. Hunter, president of Idaho Housing. “It’s been an exciting campaign for us and we’re happy to be able to help so many nonprofits and the communities they serve.”
More than $1,472,640 has been raised in the last six years, since Avenues for Hope was introduced in 2011. While the 2016 campaign has concluded, donations may still be made to participating nonprofits on the website (www.avenuesforhope.org) or via a text-to-give $10 option (text HOUSING to 50555).
Home Partnership Foundation, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation of Idaho Housing, organizes the Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge every year to enhance funding for housing nonprofits throughout the state. Nonprofits, businesses, and individuals interested in participating in next year’s campaign should contact Deanna Ward, Development Director of Home Partnership Foundation, at 208-331-4756 for more information.
A detailed table follows with the total amount raised by each of the nonprofits that participated in this year’s campaign, including individual donations, campaign prizes and matching funds.
|Participating Nonprofit||City||Total Dollars Raised|
|Bonner County Homeless Task Force/Bonner Homeless Transitions||Sandpoint||$76,977|
|Family Promise of Lewis Clark Valley||Lewiston||$10,000|
|Family Promise of North Idaho||Coeur d’Alene||$14,668|
|Family Promise of the Palouse||Moscow||$19,607|
|Lewiston-Clarkston Partners Habitat for Humanity||Clarkston, WA||$933|
|Moscow Affordable Housing Trust, Inc||Moscow||$864|
|The Salvation Army Lewiston||Lewiston||$10,138|
|St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho||Coeur d’Alene||$173|
|The Women’s Center, Inc.||Coeur d’Alene||$10,761|
|Union Gospel Mission Association of Spokane||Coeur d’Alene||$13,178|
|Aid For Friends, Inc.||Pocatello||$3,684|
|CLUB, Inc.||Idaho Falls||$346|
|Family Services Alliance||Pocatello||$138|
|Idaho Falls Rescue Mission||Idaho Falls||$10,450|
|Lemhi County Crisis Intervention/The Mahoney House||Salmon||$2,314|
|Pocatello Habitat for Humanity||Pocatello||$35|
|South Central Community Action Partnership||Twin Falls||$1,387|
|Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency||Pocatello||$3,562|
|Volunteers Against Violence||Twin Falls||$35|
|Advocates Against Family Violence||Caldwell||$1,280|
|Boise Housing First||Boise||$104|
|CATCH, Inc. (Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless)||Boise||$51,223|
|The Community Builder||Nampa||$10,242|
|Corpus Christi House, Inc||Boise||$57,504|
|First Story||Bend, OR||$13,281|
|Good Samaritan Home||Boise||$29,705|
|Home Partnership Foundation||Boise||$2,045|
|Hope House, Inc.||Marsing||$35|
|Idaho Youth Ranch, Inc.||Boise||$25,016|
|Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services||Boise||$826|
|International Rescue Committee||Boise||$277|
|The Jesse Tree of Idaho||Boise||$14,200|
|The Salvation Army||Nampa||$346|
|Shepherd’s Home, Inc.||McCall||$4,841|
|St. Vincent de Paul of SW Idaho||Boise||$20,360|
|Women’s & Children’s Alliance||Boise||$968|
About the Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge
The Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge is designed to rally support for 44 participating nonprofits who manage the day-to-day work of serving the more than 4,000 homeless Idahoans. 2016 is the sixth year for Avenues for Hope, which has awarded more than $1,472,640 to nonprofits statewide since it began in 2011.
Organized by Idaho Housing and Finance Association and its foundation, the Home Partnership Foundation, the campaign helps both the chronically and temporarily homeless, including domestic violence victims, veterans, people with disabilities, vulnerable youth, seniors, and low-income Idaho residents. Donations support emergency shelters, homelessness prevention services, and affordable housing programs throughout the state.
Avenues for Hope sponsors include Academy Mortgage, Bank of Commerce, Bank of Idaho, Bank of the Cascades, Barclays, Boise Housing Corporation, Citizens Community Bank, Eide Bailly, Evergreen Home Loans, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, First Mortgage Company, George K. Baum & Company, Guild Mortgage Company, Idaho Housing and Finance Association, Idaho Independent Bank, Idaho Potato Drop, Idaho Power, KeyBank, Mountain West Bank, New Beginnings Housing, Northwest Integrity Housing, P1FCU, The Pacific Companies, Skinner Fawcett LLP, Stifel, Thomas Development Co., Wells Fargo, and Zions Bank Corporate Trust.
About the Home Partnership Foundation
The Home Partnership Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization created by Idaho Housing and Finance Association 11 years ago with a mission to help people build a strong foundation for their lives through stable, safe, and affordable housing.
The foundation strengthens communities across Idaho by encouraging tax-deductible charitable gifts to support shelters and shelter services for the homeless and disadvantaged, help avoid eviction actions to stabilize households and prevent homelessness, encourage asset-building and education to achieve economic independence, build equity-sharing funds to make workforce housing attainable, and facilitate tax-advantaged land donations for affordable housing purposes.
About Idaho Housing and Finance Association
Idaho Housing and Finance Association is a financial services and housing business organization. IHFA’s mission is to improve lives and strengthen Idaho communities by expanding housing opportunities, building self-sufficiency, and fostering economic development.
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