The 2016-2017 Women Helping Women Fund

Grant Recipients



WHWF Grantees

The following programs are currently receiving a grant from Women Helping Women Fund.

Click here to read about their progress.

Mental Health Mentoring Project

Agency: Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest

In collaboration with EWU and utilizing newly designed training program to study the impact of mentoring children with mental health issues.

Child Development Associate (CDA) + Mentoring Program

Agency: Blueprints for Learning

Training program for those working in early care and education programs to gain a national CDA credential.

Women's Educational Assistance Program (WEAP)

Agency: Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation

Assist female students to become self-sufficient and more independent by providing access to services not otherwise available.


Agency: Create Your Statement

Empower young women, ages 12-18, by helping them recognize their value and potential, and building strengths to help them avoid unhealthy relationships.

Paths to Prosperity

Agency: Daybreak Youth Services

Helping youth to maintain sobriety, finish their education and create a life plan for self-sufficiency.

Organization Leadership Succession and Transition to full-time Executive Director

Agency: Inland NW Baby

Hire a full-time Executive Director to ensure maximum effectiveness and collaborative community relationship development.

Building Bright Futures; Preschool Projects

Agency: Northeast Youth Center

Add STEM curriculum to preschool program and continue to offer scholarships for low income participants.

Guiding Good Choices

Agency: Partners with Families and Children

Add "Guiding Good Choices" prevention curriculum to existing women's substance abuse treatment service.

Sally's House

Agency: The Salvation Army

Increase capacity of receiving facility for children 2-12 years of age that are removed from their home due to abuse, neglect, abandonment or criminal activity.

The Kitchen

Agency: Second Harvest

Provide cooking classes, nutrition education and other targeted, innovative outreach that build food security, nutrition literacy, healthy eating habits and self-sufficiency for low-income families.

Early Intervention for Children with Hearing Loss

Agency: Spokane HOPE

Serving children with hearing loss through in-home LSL services thus reducing speech and language delays and helping them develop language on-par with their peers.

New Leaf Bakery Café Job Training

Agency: Transitions

Job training program that blends education, hands-on work, and supportive services designed to help low-income women gain the self-confidence and professional skills necessary for self-sufficiency.

Women's Hearth

Agency: Transitions

Drop-in day center provides low-income, homeless women safety, services, support and skills to attain personal and financial stability leading to a more secure life.

Family Case Management System Conversion

Agency: Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery

Transition from paper charts to digital intake and family case management system resulting in a more efficient use of time and resources and allowing the Nursery to serve more families and increase the quality of services.

Youth Development Program

Agency: West Central Community Center

Engaging youth in a fun and relevant way, helping them become more resilient against poverty's harmful effects, while giving them a safe place to learn and grow outside of school.

Nutrition to Go

Agency: Women & Children's Free Restaurant

Outreach program provides nutritious meals to hungry women and children through partnerships with community-servicing organizations throughout Spokane.

Restaurant Meals

Agency: Women & Children's Free Restaurant

Provides nutritious, whole food meals in a dignified and supportive setting in addition to offering on-site nutrition education opportunities.

Outside the Box/Earth Service Corps

Agency: YMCA of the Inland Northwest

Year-round dropout prevention program engages at-risk teens in achievement, belonging, character building & giving back to the community, reinforcing hope and purpose for their lives and futures.

Spokane YoungLives

Agency: Young Life

Mentor and support teen parents to empower and inspire them to new trajectories in life, parenting and for their futures.

Clinical Therapy for Domestic Violence Victims

Agency: YWCA of Spokane

Meet the psychological needs of battered women suffering from mental health conditions and various other domestic violence-related mental health problems.