The 2019-2020 Women Helping Women Fund

Grant Recipients

The following programs have been selected to benefit from the 2019 Luncheon.

Click here to read more about them.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

MentorU: Empowering Girls to Reach Their Highest Potential

Provides at-risk, teenage girls with female mentors and tools that help them reach their fullest potential and surrounds their families with ongoing, case management services to create healthy, vibrant communities.

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.

Humanities Washington

Prime Time Family Reading Program in Spokane

Focuses on engaging low-income, academically at-risk children and their family members, this program is an outcomes-based family literacy curriculum that engages children and their family members in the exploration of humanities through the reading and discussion of children’s literature.

Second Harvest


Through partnerships with schools and community organizations, the Bite2Go program provides healthy weekend meals and snacks for students facing hunger at home.

Spark Central

Passport to Opportunity

Removes barriers that prevent low-income youth from developing their English Language Arts and STEM skills in out-of-school settings, so these youth experience school success and on-time graduation.

Teen & Kid Closet

Capacity Building

Provides new and gently used clothing, shoes and accessories to children and teens who are in foster care or in poverty.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army’s Emergency Receiving Facilities

The Salvation Army's Emergency Foster Care placement, Sally’s House and Evangeline’s House are the only receiving facilities in the state providing emergency placement for children and transitioning youth, ages 2 – 20, who have been removed from their home due to extreme abuse and/or neglect.

Women's & Children's Free Restaurant and Community Kitchen

Nutrition-to-Go Program

Reaches out across the community in collaboration with 28 partner locations to feed Spokane’s most vulnerable women, children, and teens, including those experiencing homelessness, family violence, mental health issues, trauma, and pervasive poverty.

Catholic Charities of Spokane

Childbirth & Parenting Assistance (CAPA) Support Coordinator and Circle of Security-Parenting (COS-P)

Helps families stop cycles of abuse and neglect through classes for at-risk mothers and their childern.

Create Your Statement


Equips teen girls ages 12-18 with the knowledge, resources, and tools to avoid unhealthy relationships and understand how to form healthy relationships for their future.

Inland Northwest Farmer Market Association

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

Engages children in learning about lifelong healthy eating, gardening, and exercise habits, all while offering a different fun and free activity each week, fresh food vouchers, and access to resources that empower women and children as they build healthy families and connect to our community through farmers markets.

Snap Financial Access

Women's Business Center

Helps women succeed in business by providing training, mentoring, business development and financing opportunities to women entrepreneurs.

Spokane Valley Partners

Food 4 Thought

There are more than 800 reported homeless students in the four greater Spokane Valley school districts. Food 4 Thought provides weekend food to more than 450 homeless students.


Women's Hearth

Transitions' Women's Hearth drop-in center offers women disenfranchised by poverty and homelessness safety, respect, a place to attend to hygiene needs, and holistic services to support women in realizing their power to take steps toward health, financial, and housing stability.


Confidential Safe Shelter for Domestic Violence Victims and Their Children/Dependents

The YWCA operates Spokane County’s only state-recognized 24-hour Confidential Safe Shelter for domestic violence victims and their children.