January 11, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — More Idaho families will have warm, safe places to call home in the coming year thanks to collaboration between the Home Partnership Foundation and nonprofits throughout the state.
The Foundation’s Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge helped provide a $100,014 funding boost to 22 organizations that provide essential housing services in Idaho. More than 950 individual donors contributed $53,014 through the grassroots, online-only effort from Dec. 4 to Dec. 31. The Home Partnership Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization created by Idaho Housing and Finance Association, awarded $45,000 in grants and the KeyBank Foundation contributed an additional $2,000.
“Our thanks go out to the numerous donors who contributed during the past month. Without them, many critical resources for homeless individuals and families would not be available,” said Gerald M. Hunter, Home Partnership Foundation president. “We are grateful for the generous community support and for the great work of nonprofit organizations that deliver essential services to Idaho’s homeless.”
CATCH, Inc. of Boise was the campaign’s biggest beneficiary, raising $12,555 and receiving $15,000 in grants. The Jesse Tree of Idaho, based in Boise, was second, raising $4,450 and receiving $8,500 in grants. Pocatello Neighborhood Housing Services was third with $5,382 in donations and $7,000 in grants. You can find out more about the campaign at www.avenuesforhope.org.
The total of donations and grants to nonprofit organizations participating in the Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge:
Family Promise of North Idaho, Inc.: $875
Sojourners’ Alliance: $3,730
Lewiston-Clarkston Partners Habitat for Humanity: $50
The Lewiston Salvation Army: $25
CATCH, Inc.: $27,555
Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services, Inc.: $14,050
The Jesse Tree of Idaho: $12,950
Organization Assisting The Homeless Student (OATHS) : $3,305
Advocates Against Family Violence, Inc.: $2,700
Corpus Christi House – STEP UP Education Center: $2,585
Canyon County Habitat for Humanity: $625
The Salvation Army of the Treasure Valley: $550
Supportive Housing and Innovative Partnerships (SHIP), Second Chance Building Materials Center: $275
Neighborhood Housing Services: $225
South Central Community Action Partnership (SCCAP): $2,650
Mini-Cassia Shelter: $400
Pocatello Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.: $12,382
Family Services Alliance of Southeast Idaho: $2,625
Bannock Youth Foundation: $25
East central Idaho
Family Care Center Inc. – Idaho Falls Rescue Mission: $3,547
Lemhi County Crisis Intervention – The Mahoney House : $6,560
CLUB Inc.: $2,325
Eds: Detailed information on the grant award structure and individual donation amounts are available at www.avenuesforhope.org.
The Home Partnership Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to help people build a strong foundation for their lives through safe, stable and affordable housing. Donations are tax deductible consistent with IRC Section 170, tax-exempt number 75-3162969. All online contributions will receive an email gift receipt and credit card transaction confirmation.
Idaho Housing and Finance Association, a financial services and housing business organization, improves lives and strengthens Idaho communities by expanding housing opportunities, building self-sufficiency and fostering economic development.