Innovia Foundation: Community Grant Program

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Next deadline: Jan 10, 2022 11:59pm PST

Later deadlines: Jan 19, 2022 11:59pm PST

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $30,000

Fields of work: Animal Welfare - General Food Access & Hunger Real Estate & Housing Senior Services Education Art & Culture Supportive Housing & Shelters Youth Services Greening & Beautification Health & Medicine Economic Services & Development Environmental Education Environmental Conservation Family Services Nutrition & Healthy Eating Community/Public Safety Environmental Stewardship Employment Services Disaster Preparedness Show all

Applicant type: Indigenous Group, Nonprofit, Government Entity

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach, Capital Project, Training / Capacity Building, General Operating Expense

Location of project: Counties in Idaho: Benewah County, Bonner County, Boundary County, Clearwater County, Idaho County Show all

Location of residency: Preferred: Counties in Idaho: Benewah County, Bonner County, Boundary County, Clearwater County, Idaho County, Kootenai County, Latah County, Lewis County, Nez Perce County, Shoshone County, Counties in Washington: Adams County, Asotin County, Columbia County, Ferry County, Garfield County, Lincoln County, Pend Oreille County, Spokane County, Stevens County, Whitman County Other eligible locations: United States

990 Snapshot



The Community Grant Program is comprised of more than 90 funds established by donors who have given Innovia Foundation the flexibility to make funding decisions that accommodate changing needs and capitalize on timely and compelling opportunities in our 20-county region. This program has one cycle per year and organizations are eligible to submit one application per cycle. The maximum award amount is $30,000, with most grants in the range of $10,000 – $20,000.

Program Areas

Guided by local priorities and engaged residents, Innovia Foundation will invest in programs and initiatives that promote vibrant and sustainable communities where every person has the opportunity to thrive.

Impact Areas

  • Education and Youth Development
    • Innovia Foundation invests in nonprofit organizations providing access to learning opportunities for all ages – from early childhood reading programs to college campus site visits for first generation college students.
  • Arts and Culture
    • From rural community theaters to large symphonies, Innovia Foundation partners with nonprofit organizations that support the arts as economic drivers, educational assets, civic catalysts and bridges between cultures.
  • Economic Opportunity
    • Whether it’s providing job skills training for refugees or developing a commercial kitchen for local entrepreneurs, Innovia Foundation works with nonprofit partners to build prosperity for local families, businesses and communities.
  • Health and Wellbeing
    • From programs addressing child hunger to those ensuring no senior falls victim to abuse or neglect, Innovia Foundation partners with nonprofit organizations to improve the social determinants of health in our community and meet the basic needs of our most vulnerable populations.
  • Quality of Life
    • Innovia Foundation recognizes that land conservation, compassion for our furry friends and wellplanned community spaces add so much to the quality of life we enjoy in the Inland Northwest and invests in organizations providing access to these community assets. 

Guiding Principles

Within our impact areas, we aim to fund proposals that are a strong fit with one or more of the following Guiding Principles:

  • Respond compassionately to meet basic human needs
    • We know that meeting basic human needs is fundamental to improving the quality of life for everyone. Innovia Foundation will collaborate with community partners to address both systemic issues and immediate needs.
  • Bring people together to build inclusive communities
    • We believe in bringing people together and building connections that enrich us all. We seek to develop places and spaces where everyone feels they belong and can participate in decisions that affect their lives.
  • Expand opportunity and reduce inequity
    • We recognize that persistent and systemic disparities diminish opportunities. We will bridge the divide that isolates and prevents members of our community from recognizing and reaching their full potential and will invest in organizations that address the root causes of issues and promote self-sufficiency

Project Types

Organizations may request a Community Grant for any of the following project types:

  • Build a new program
  • Expand an existing program
  • Support for an existing program
  • Capital projects/equipment
    • This could include, but is not limited to, technology, furnishings, equipment, vehicles or building construction or renovation
  • Capacity building
    • This could include, but is not limited to:
      • Collaborating with other organizations to improve services or eliminate duplication
      • Strengthening governance, leadership or staff expertise
      • Restructuring business models and accounting practices to improve organizational stability
      • Building and diversifying revenue streams
      • Developing and implementing long-term strategic plans 
      • Refining communications, marketing and outreach 
      • Improving volunteer recruitment, training and engagement
      • Acquiring or improving impact measurement tools and program evaluation capacity 

2022 Deadlines

Early Bird Deadline: Monday, January 10, 2022 (by midnight PST)

Application Closes: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 (by midnight PST)

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Innovia Foundation does not unlawfully discriminate with regard to employees, volunteers, delivery of programs or services, or clients served based on age, sex, religion/creed, race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, pregnancy or genetic information. Applicants for Community Grant must adhere to similar standards
  • Applicants must be a public charity with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; a federally recognized tribe; or a public entity such as a school district, municipality, or unincorporated group or association.
  • In all cases, the applicant organization/program must have a clear charitable purpose. 
  • Innovia Foundation competitive grants are awarded to organizations providing services within the 20-county region served by the Foundation.
    • (Eastern Washington Counties: Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Spokane, Adams, Whitman, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin. North Idaho Counties: Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah, Latah, Nez Perce, Lewis, Clearwater, Shoshone and Idaho.)
  • Please note that Innovia Foundation has multiple grant programs. Applying to/receiving grant funding from one Innovia Foundation grant program does not preclude your organization from to applying to any other Innovia Foundation grant program.


  • Applicants cannot have any delinquent reports for previous grants awarded through all Innovia Foundation’s grant programs.
  • Activities Typically Not Eligible for Community Grant Funding
    • Academic or scientific research
    • Debt retirement, operating deficits or after-the-fact support
    • Direct or grassroots lobbying
    • Annual fund appeals and contributions to endowments
    • Re-granting programs
    • Litigious activities
    • In considering applications for funding from faith-based organizations we will apply the following criteria:
      • The program or service to be funded must be open to all members of the community (not just members of the faith community applying for funding)
      • In the course of providing programs or services, faith-based organizations cannot require clients to participate in or adopt any specific religious practice or belie


This page was last reviewed November 01, 2021 and last updated November 01, 2021