Release Date: 01/03/2019
The 2018 Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge raised $875,493 for 51 nonprofits. The annual fundraising campaign, which runs from Dec. 12 through Dec. 31, helps support nonprofits that provide housing and critical services to those experiencing homelessness in Idaho.
The campaign, organized by the Home Partnership Foundation and Idaho Housing and Finance Association, has raised more than $3 million since 2011.
North Idaho nonprofits Family Promise of the Palouse ($86,763) and Sojourners’ Alliance ($74,160) were the top two fundraisers. LEAP Charities ($63,950), CATCH ($54,587) and Corpus Christi House ($53,550) in Southwest Idaho rounded out the top five.
“We would like to thank all of our 2,653 generous donors and 40 sponsors for their help in making this year’s Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge a great success,” said Gerald M. Hunter, president of Idaho Housing and Finance Association. “The donations to this homeless prevention effort supports the programs and services offered to more than 4,000 Idahoans affected by homelessness. The generosity of all the donors and sponsors truly makes a difference in the lives of our neighbors.”
Though the 2018 campaign is over, donations can still be made to support housing needs by visiting the Home Partnership Foundation’s website.
The following table outlines how much each participating nonprofit was able to raise throughout the campaign and individual prizes.
Avenues for Hope sponsors:
PLATINUM: Idaho Housing and Finance Association ¬ Wells Fargo
GOLD: Academy Mortgage ¬ KeyBank ¬ Mountain West Bank ¬ Stifel ¬ The Hawkins Family Foundation
SILVER: Barclays ¬ Blue Cross of Idaho ¬ Boise Housing Corporation ¬ First Interstate Bank ¬ Idaho Power ¬ Magellan Health ¬ New Beginnings Housing ¬ Northwest Integrity Housing ¬ Skinner Fawcett LLP ¬ Thomas Development ¬ Wright Brothers
BRONZE: Alliance Title & Escrow ¬ Bank of Commerce ¬ Bank of Idaho ¬ Citizens Community Bank ¬ Eide Bailly LLP ¬ Essent ¬ Evergreen Home Loans ¬ Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation ¬ Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines ¬ George K. Baum & Company ¬ Guild Mortgage Company ¬ Icon Credit Union ¬ Idaho Independent Bank ¬ Idaho Mortgage Lenders Association ¬ Landmark Promotions ¬ P1FCU ¬ Pacific Companies ¬ Teton Valley Real Estate ¬ Teton Valley Realty Management ¬ TitleOne Corp. ¬ Valbridge Property Advisors ¬ Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
About the Home Partnership Foundation
The Home Partnership Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization created by Idaho Housing and Finance Association 12 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. Website: Idaho Housing