Release Date: 01/02/2020
Avenues for Hope raises more than $1.3 million for housing nonprofits in Idaho
The 2019 Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge raised a record $1,321,394 for 73 Idaho nonprofits. The annual fundraising campaign, from Dec. 12 through Dec. 31, helps support nonprofits that manage the day-to-day work of helping Idahoans find safe, stable and affordable housing.
The effort helps chronically and temporarily homeless, domestic violence survivors, veterans, people with disabilities, vulnerable youth, seniors, and low-income Idahoans.
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho ($136,424), LEAP Charities ($112,221) Corpus Christi House ($97,924) were the top three earners in this year’s campaign.
The campaign, organized by the Home Partnership Foundation and Idaho Housing and Finance Association, has now nearly $4.4 million since its inception 2011.
“We would like to thank all of our 3,328 generous donors and 40 sponsors for their help in exceeding our $1 million goal for this year’s Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge,” said Gerald M. Hunter, president of Idaho Housing and Finance Association. “The donations to this homeless prevention effort support the programs and services offered to thousands of Idahoans who are struggling to find safe, stable and affordable housing. The generosity of the donors and sponsors truly makes a difference in the lives of our neighbors.”
Though the 2019 campaign is over, donations can still be made to support housing needs by visiting the Home Partnership Foundation’s website.
North Idaho fundraising totals
Family Promise of the Palouse, $85,509; Bonner County Homeless Task Force, $74,569; Sojourners’ Alliance $65,374; Family Promise North Idaho, $37,346; Union Gospel Mission, $19,978; Moscow Affordable Housing Trust, $8,585; Bonner Community Housing Agency, $8,150; The Salvation Army of Lewiston, $7,162; Lake Pend Oreille School District, $4,180; Family Promise of Lewis Clark Valley, $4,150; Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho, $2,750; Boundary County School District, $410; Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, $300; Safe Passage, $225; Children’s Village, $50; St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho, $25.
Southwest Idaho totals
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho, $136,424; LEAP Charities, $112,221; Corpus Christi House, $97,924; Astegos.org, $75,480; CATCH, $75,034; Advocates Against Family Violence, $36,701; The House Next Door, $30,505; Interfaith Sanctuary Homeless Shelter, $28,935; Jesse Tree, $26,180; Good Samaritan Home, $23,630; The Home Partnership Foundation, $15,871; Trinity New Hope, $12,880; Women’s and Children’s Alliance, $12,775; Idaho Youth Ranch, $11,560; NeighborWorks Boise, $10,680; Education Foundation for Joint School District No. 2, $10,125; Faces of Hope, $9,500; First Story, $9,300; Idaho Veterans Garden, $8,500; The Community Builder, $8,225; International Rescue Committee in Boise, $7,415; Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers, $7,375; Terry Reilly Health Services, $7,000; The Salvation Army Nampa, $6,795; Boise Public Schools Foundation, $6,450; Shepherd’s Home, $5,400; NWRECC Stepping Stones, $3,410; Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity, $2,000; Emmett Independent School District, $1,400; Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, $1,000; Harmony Park, Inc., $800; El-Ada Community Action Partnership, $500; Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition, $350; JEMfriends, Inc., $350; Nampa School District McKinney Vento Program, $50.
Southeast Idaho fundraising totals
NeighborWorks Pocatello, $37,426; Aid For Friends Inc., $34,890; Community Resource Center of Teton Valley, $25,450; Idaho Falls Rescue Mission, $20,937; Habitat For Humanity of the Magic Valley, $18,777; Twin Falls Optimist Youth House, $18,455; Cassia County Joint School District, $8,971; Minidoka School District, $7,226; Habitat for Humanity Idaho Falls Area, $6,750; Family Services Alliance of SE Idaho, $4,002; Twin Falls School District, $3,630; The Mahoney House, $2,833; Promise Ridge, $2,250; Oneida Crisis Center, $1,850; Gateway Habitat for Humanity Pocatello, $1,750; CLUB, Inc., $1,080; Voices Against Violence, $880; Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency, Inc., $800; American Falls School District, $800; Jerome Joint School District, $650; South Central Community Action Partnership, $450; Bannock Youth Foundation, $25. See the statewide results at avenuesforhope.org.
Avenues for Hope sponsors
Platinum: Regence BlueShield of Idaho, Wells Fargo, Idaho Housing and Finance Association.
Silver: Academy Mortgage, Micron Technology, Mountain West Bank, Stifel, The Hawkins Family Foundation.
Bronze: Barclays, Boise Housing Corporation, First Interstate Bank, Idaho Central Credit Union, Idaho Power Company, Magellan Health, New Beginnings Housing, Northwest Integrity Housing, Skinner Fawcett, The Housing Company.
Friends: Alliance Title & Escrow, Bank of Commerce, Citizens Community Bank, Commonwealth Agency, Eide Bailly, Essent Guaranty, Evergreen Home Loans, Fairway Independent Mortgage, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, Guild Mortgage, Icon Credit Union, Idaho Mortgage Lenders Association, Intermountain Gas Company, Landmark Promotions, P1FCU, Saint Alphonsus Health System, TAO Idaho, Teton Valley Real Estate, The Pacific Companies, TitleOne, Valbridge Property Advisors, Westcor Land Title Insurance, Wright Brothers.Facebook: www.facebook.com/idahohousing