Washington State University Foundation
Recently, we began a partnership with Washington State University College of Nursing. Our grant will be used to reduce harms associated with opioid use, specifically 1) adults who are prescribed opioids for pain and, 2) adults who complete detoxification of opioids. These programs are crucial to managing the opioid epidemic in America.
Our grant was earmarked for the Priority Spokane Fund, which is raising money to bring resource map training to Spokane. This partnership is a great opportunity to work together with other nonprofits and businesses.
Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council (GSSAC)
Our dollars supported the Washington Drug Free Youth (WDFY) program in schools across Spokane County. This program encourages high school-aged youth to remain drug and alcohol free.
Reaching Out Advocating Recovery (ROAR)
This grant provided rental assistance and life skills classes to over 30 men. These components are crucial to their recovery and gave them a much better chance at remaining sober.
Communities in Schools
We gave money to support the Mindful Mini Yogi Program in local schools. This program helps children learn skills that prevent them from being at risk for addiction later in life.
Young House Family Services
This organization provides services for families and children in Burlington, Iowa. We chose to grant money to an organization local to the location of our first Rayce Rudeen Foundation race.
Family Promise of Spokane
This organization runs programs that help families end the cycle of homelessness. Many of the adults that they serve are in recovery. Many of their children are at risk for addiction because of trauma obtained during homelessness. Granting money to this organization helps families prevent and recover from addiction.
Spokane County United Way
We chose to partner with United Way in order to enhance their funding of local organizations. Our grant money was split between Daybreak Youth Services for their Paths to Prosperity program, which provides support and opportunities to youth in treatment for addiction. The other half went to the Spokane Workforce Council (SWC) for the Next Generation Zone program, which provides wrap-around support for young adults.