The 2018-2019 Women Helping Women Fund

Grant Recipients

The following programs have been selected to benefit from the 2018 Luncheon.

Click here to read more about them.

Camp Fire Inland Northwest

Increasing Access to Summer Camps for Underserved Youth

Aims to close the opportunity gap that prevents Spokane’s low-income children and children of color from accessing outdoor play-based learning at summer camp by providing access to over 200 children from urban low-income families experience traditional camp activities in a wilderness setting.

Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation

Women's Educational Assistance Program (WEAP)

Supports low-income female students enrolled in Spokane Community College’s Adult Basic Education classes through support services, specifically to support women who do not qualify for community programs and do not have the means to pay for expenses related to their education.

Inland Northwest Farmers Market Association

Kids Eating Right - Nutrition and Exercise for Life (KERNEL)

A youth-oriented nutrition and physical activity program that engages children in learning lifelong health habits, KERNEL offers a different fun and free interactive learning activity each week and is open to all youth.

Northeast Youth Center

Building Brighter Futures - Representing All Families

Preparing children for kindergarten with an emphasis in social and emotional development, high quality education, a STEM program and diversity curriculum, as well as providing scholarship funds for the family that cannot afford tuition.

Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho

Well Women Exams - Patience Assistance Fund

Provides Well Woman cervical and breast cancer screenings and necessary follow-up treatment at PPGWNI's Spokane and Spokane Valley Health Centers, ensuring low-income women receive these health services that prevent cancer and death.

Spokane Valley Partners

Food 4 Thought

Provides over 50 tons of food annually to Spokane Valley schools to cover weekend meals for homeless and extreme low-income students, serving 450-500 children and youth every week during the school year.


New Leaf Bakery Cafe

Job training program that offers commercial kitchen and barista/customer service skills training, practical work experience, and vocational services along with support services and alumnae support to help women and youth attain self-sufficiency through sustainable employment.

West Central Community Center

West Central Youth Enrichment Program

Offers children a safe, nurturing place to participate in fun, enriching and educational activities, while providing families scholarship options so no child or family falls through the cracks because of inability to pay.

Young Life

Spokane YoungLives

Supports teen parents and their children through mentoring, support groups, life skills classes, and providing access to critical resources to help them navigate parenthood and create the best life for themselves.

Catholic Charities of Spokane

CAPA’s Circle of Security-Parenting Expansion and Support Coordinator

Will connect to more at-risk mothers; recruit more volunteers and community partners; and launch a new Circle of Security-Parenting program at Rising Strong: housing and wraparound recovery support services for homeless mothers at-risk of having their children removed due to addiction.

Humanities Washington

Prime Time Family Reading Program in Spokane

Delivered in partnership with schools and libraries throughout the state, and primarily serving at-risk children and families, this program encourages active thought and conversation about between children and families, and boosts long-term academic achievement.

Inland NW Associated General Contractors

Head Start for Women and Youth in the Construction Trade

Provides training and certifications for women and youth in the Construction Trades; followed by employment assistance in securing a position in the trade of the student’s choice.

Partners with Families & Children

Victims Support Services for Children and Families

Prevents, interrupts and repairs cycles of abuse and neglect within families, encircling families with security and support, providing the treatment and caring necessary to repair broken children and families so that they can live healthy productive lives.

Second Harvest Inland Northwest

Mobile Market Fresh Bus

Provides access to healthy foods in targeted local neighborhoods, closing the meal gap for hungry children and families in the community via a retired bus that’s been newly transformed into a walk-through market—including shelving and cold storage to carry fresh produce and other groceries.

The Salvation Army

Sally's House Emergency Foster Care Receiving Center

The only receiving facility in the state providing immediate emergency placement for children ages 2 – 12 who have been removed from their home due to extreme abuse and/or neglect.

Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery

Resource and Assessment Center Program - Lead Family Support Specialist

Dedicated to the case management needs of children cared for at the Nursery as part of the Children’s Administration Resource and Assessment Center, this new role allows for a smooth continuum of care for children in crisis transition.

Women & Children's Free Restaurant


Provides nutritious, scratch-made meals at no cost to 25 community partner organizations and agencies, which are then provided to their program participants at no cost, thereby improving the quality of life of women, children and families.