Community Grant Awards

Inland NW Golf Foundation $1,000

 This gift will go toward implementation of The First Tee child development program designed to impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and the life enhancing values through the game of golf. The program is open to participation by all youth regardless of background. Nonetheless, a specific focus for the organization is on young people who historically have not had access to the game of golf. Targeted populations include female youth, African-American and Hispanic youth and youth from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

 Spokane Public Schools Foundation $1,000

The  Family Read Project is for grades 1 through 3. The purpose of the program is to promote childrens literacy development by providing age-appropriate books within the home setting, so reading skills may be reinforced with parent involvement.

 Christian Youth Theater $1,000

1) Ticket Program: CYT will provide Foster Family Day at the Theatre events. We will offer unlimited opening night seating for foster families based on availability at the time of reservation maximum of two hundred tickets. This is over a two thousand dollar value per show.

2)  2) CYT @ Schools: We will offer after school musical theater classes to up to 10 elementary schools throughout the 2010/2011 season. This program would include a staff of three per school meeting two times a week from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM based on 8 week sessions. There would be three 8 week sessions per season.

 The Salvation Army $1,000

 Sallys House is the only emergency foster care program in the state - serving children from ages 2-12 from the Spokane community. Children that are removed from unsafe homes by the police and Child Protective Services are placed at Sallys House where they receive a nurturing, safe and structured environment. Children live at Sallys House for up to 90 days or more on extensions from the courts, which provides the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) time to find the best home for the child to live.

 Spokane Public Schools $1,000

 TLC (Tutoring Learning Center) at Hamblen Elementary and MORE (Moran Opportunity for Reading Enrichment) at Moran Prairie Elementary are after school reading programs designed to assist students who are not making adequate progress in the general education curriculum.