Idaho housing nonprofits ring in the New Year with $273,000 in donations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 20, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Thousands of Idahoans will have access to safe, stable housing this year thanks to the Home Partnership Foundation and its nonprofit partners throughout the state. The Foundation’s Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge fundraiser will provide a $273,398 boost to 29 organizations that provide essential housing services throughout Idaho.

More than 1,200 individual donors contributed $148,398 through the online fundraiser from Dec. 10 to Dec. 31. The Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization created by Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA), and eight corporate sponsors awarded $125,000 in grants.

“Since the inaugural fundraiser in 2011, Avenues for Hope has had a $653,000 impact on Idaho communities,” said Gerald M. Hunter, president of the Foundation and Idaho Housing and Finance Association. “Without the generosity of thousands of individual donors, corporate sponsors and nonprofit partners, critical resources for the homeless and those at-risk would not be available.”

To get involved in next year’s fundraiser, go to avenuesforhope.org, call 208-331-4756 or email afh (at) ihfa (dot) org. Get updates throughout the year on Facebook (www.facebook.com/HomePartnershipFoundation) and Twitter (@avenuesforhope).

The total amount of donations and grants to nonprofit organizations participating in the Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge:

North Idaho ($47,855): Sojourners’ Alliance, $23,565; Family Promise of North Idaho, $16,363; Family Promise of the Palouse, $7,098; St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho, $433; Lewiston-Clarkston Partners Habitat for Humanity, $360; Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, $36.

Southeast Idaho ($64,974): NeighborWorks Pocatello, $31,545; Idaho Falls Rescue Mission, $20,172; Family Services Alliance, $5,822; Blaine County Housing Authority, $2,434; Lemhi County Crisis Intervention/The Mahoney House, $2,157; Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency, $1,510; Aid for Friends, Inc., $761; South Central Community Action Partnership, $440; CLUB, Inc., $88; Bannock Youth Foundation, $44.

Southwest Idaho ($160,569): Corpus Christi House, Inc., $51,015; Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services, Inc., $43,689; CATCH, Inc., $25,250; Idaho Youth Ranch, Inc., $10,860; Advocates Against Family Violence, $10,581; Organization Assisting The Homeless Student (OATHS), $10,581; The Jesse Tree of Idaho, $5,970; Women’s and Children’s Alliance, $992; Home Partnership Foundation, $806; The Salvation Army, $403; Good Samaritan Home, $248; Canyon County Habitat for Humanity, $112; Catholic Charities of Idaho, $62;

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/_v82IG5mEaoLogos and images are available at https://avenuesforhope.org/#npo-resources.

Contact:
Katrina Thompson katrinat (at) ihfa (dot) org
Marketing and Communications Manager
208-331-4738

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