Release Date: 12/09/2014
Nonprofits that provide essential housing services in Idaho communities could receive a funding boost of more than $200,000 this month thanks to the Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge. This online fundraising campaign presented by The Home Partnership Foundation and its eight corporate sponsors, helps provide critical resources for Idaho’s homeless.
Donors are encouraged to go to www.avenuesforhope.org from Dec. 10 through Dec. 31 to learn about the 31 nonprofits and track their fundraising progress. In addition to the money they raise through individual donations, nonprofits are eligible for portions of up to $200,000 in grants from the Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization created by Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA). Last year, Avenues for Hope had a $233,469 impact on homelessness in Idaho. More than $380,000 has been donated through the campaign since
its inception in 2011.
“Homelessness affects Idahoans from all walks of life — from students and families to veterans and the elderly,” said Gerald M. Hunter, president of the Foundation and IHFA. “Meeting their basic housing needs is a daunting challenge, especially at a time when traditional funding sources aren’t keeping pace with demand. If you care about reducing homelessness in your community, this is a great opportunity to help.”
For more information, go to avenuesforhope.org, call 208‐331‐4756 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can follow the campaign on Facebook (www.facebook.com/HomePartnershipFoundation) and Twitter (@avenuesforhope).
Nonprofit organizations participating in Avenues for Hope:
North Idaho: Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse; Family Promise of North Idaho; Family Promise of the Palouse; Lewiston‐Clarkston Partners Habitat for Humanity; Sojourners’ Alliance; St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho.
Southwest Idaho: Advocates Against Family Violence; Canyon County Habitat for Humanity; CATCH, Inc.;
Catholic Charities of Idaho; Corpus Christi House, Inc.; Good Samaritan Home; Home Partnership Foundation;
Idaho Youth Ranch, Inc.; Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services, Inc.; Organization Assisting The Homeless
Student (OATHS); The Jesse Tree of Idaho; The Salvation Army; Women’s and Children’s Alliance.
Southeast Idaho: Aid for Friends, Inc.; Bannock Youth Foundation; Blaine County Housing Authority; CLUB, Inc.;
Family Services Alliance; Idaho Falls Rescue Mission; Jubilee House, Inc.; Lemhi County Crisis Intervention/The
Mahoney House; Mini‐Cassia Shelter; NeighborWorks Pocatello; South Central Community Action Partnership;
Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency.
2014 corporate sponsors: The Bank of Commerce, Barclays Capital, Citigroup, Citizens Community Bank, Idaho Housing and Finance Association, KeyBank Foundation, Mountain West Bank, Wells Fargo.
The Home Partnership Foundation is a tax‐exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization created by Idaho Housing and Finance Association. Its mission is to help people build a strong foundation for their lives through safe, stable and affordable housing. The Foundation started the annual Avenues for Hope Challenge in 2011 to help Idaho nonprofits attract new donors to support their homeless prevention and shelter programs.
Eds: An Avenues for Hope video is available at http://youtu.be/Nr7gjjODYh8. Logos and images are available at https://avenuesforhope.org/#npo‐resources.脸书： www.facebook.com/idahohousing