Release Date: 01/05/2021
Idaho nonprofits got a big boost this holiday season thanks to the 10th annual Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge. The 2020 campaign raised a record $2.6 million over 21 days, benefiting 78 Idaho nonprofits. The money will help these organizations provide critical housing and supportive services to Idahoans in need.
The campaign, organized by the Home Partnership Foundation and Idaho Housing and Finance Association, has raised nearly $7 million since its inception in 2011.
“We would like to thank all of our 5,100 generous donors and 45 sponsors for their help in surpassing our goal for this year’s Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge,” said Gerald M. Hunter, president of Idaho Housing and Finance Association. “These donations will help thousands of Idahoans who are struggling to find or keep safe, stable and affordable housing during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Though the 2020 campaign is over, donations can still be made to support housing needs by visiting the Home Partnership Foundation’s website.
Southwest Idaho fundraising totals:
Advocates Against Family Violence, $6,775; Agency for New Americans, a program of Jannus, Inc., $700; Astegos.org, $11,225; Boise Public Schools Foundation, $6,435; Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity, $6,150; Canyon County Habitat for Humanity, $53,361; CATCH, $185,357; Chrysalis Women’s Transitional Living, Inc., $8,410; Corpus Christi House, $117,400; Education Foundation for Joint School District No. 2, $15,150; Emmett Independent School District, $3,835; Faces of Hope, $27,164.45; Family Justice Center Foundation of Idaho, $5,780; First Story, $8,225; Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers, $6,040; Good Samaritan Home, $57,545; Hope and Healing, Inc., $6,150; Hope House, Inc., $550; Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition, $850; Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, $1,650; Idaho Veterans Garden, $8,275; Idaho Youth Ranch, $3,610; Interfaith Sanctuary Homeless Shelter, $71,110; International Rescue Committee in Boise, $8,985; JEMfriends, Inc., $9,445; Jesse Tree, $293,958; LEAP Charities, $364,178.11; NeighborWorks Boise, $30,185.87; NWRECC Stepping Stones, $950; Shepherd’s Home, $7,750; St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho, $252,310.05; Terry Reilly Health Services, $600; The Community Builder, $5,980; The Home Partnership Foundation, $11,953.96; The House Next Door, $36,879; The Salvation Army Nampa, $7,225; Trinity New Hope, $24,200; Women’s and Children’s Alliance, $23,373.
Southeast Idaho fundraising totals:
Aid for Friends Inc, $66,075; American Falls School District 381, $900; Bannock Youth Foundation, $850; Cassia County Joint School District #151, $7,130; CLUB, Inc., $1,280; Community Resource Center of Teton Valley, $90,629; Family Services Alliance of SE Idaho, $9,600; Gateway Habitat for Humanity Pocatello, $4,684; Habitat for Humanity Idaho Falls Area, $15,025; Habitat for Humanity of the Magic Valley, $58,606.62; Idaho Falls Rescue Mission, $29,470.10; Mini-Cassia Shelter-Crossroads Harbor, $450; Minikoka School District 331, $7,115; NeighborWorks Pocatello, $39,695; Oneida Crisis Center, $3,250; South Central Community Action Partnership, $2,000; Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency, Inc., $2,200; The Mahoney House, $5,922; Twin Falls Optimist Youth House, $26,985; Twin Falls School District, $7,078; United Way of South Central Idaho, $5,400; Voices Against Violence, $3,300; White Pine Charter School, $2,450.
North Idaho fundraising totals:
Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, $13,052.49; Bonner Community Housing Agency, $9,740; Bonner County Homeless Task Force, Inc., $100,294.97; Family Promise of Lewis Clark Valley, $5,900; Family Promise North Idaho, $44,600.43; Family Promise of the Palouse, $129,443.39; Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho, $12,859.09; Kaleidoscope Community Services, Inc., $1,400; Lake Pend Oreille School District, $5,400; LC Valley Youth Resource Center, $18,970.56; Moscow Affordable Housing Trust, $10,699; Palouse Habitat for Humanity, $6,785; Safe Passage, $650; Sojourners’ Alliance, $64,685; St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho, $51,550; The Salvation Army of Lewiston, $5,400; Union Gospel Mission, $14,853.40.
You can view the complete results online at avenuesforhope.org.
Avenues for Hope sponsors:
Platinum: Idaho Housing and Finance Association, Micron Foundation, Regence BlueShield of Idaho
Gold: Wells Fargo
Silver: Academy Mortgage, Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, Citi, Hawkins Family Foundation, Idaho Statesman, Mountain West Bank, Stifel
Bronze: Barclays, Boise Housing Corporation, First Interstate Bank, Idaho Central Credit Union, Magellan Healthcare, New Beginnings Housing, Northwest Integrity Housing, Saint Alphonsus Health System, Skinner Fawcett LLP, The Housing Company, Washington Trust Bank
Bank of Commerce, Bank of Idaho, Citizens Community Bank, Commonwealth Agency, Eide Bailly, Essent Guaranty, Evergreen Home Loans, Fairway Independent Mortgage, Guild Mortgage, Horizon Credit Union, Idaho Mortgage Lenders Association, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Power, Intermountain Gas Company, Landmark Promotions, P1FCU, TAO Idaho, The Pacific Companies, TitleOne, U.S. Bank, Valbridge Property Advisors, Westcor Land Title Insurance Company, Wright Brothers