Idaho Housing Nonprofits Receive $273,000 in Donations

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From Dec. 10-Dec. 31, 2014, the Home Partnership Foundation held its fourth annual Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge fundraiser, during which more than 1,200 individual donors contributed $148,398 online, according to a news release.

On top of that, eight corporate sponsors gave an additional $125,000 in grants, bringing the total to $273,398 to help 29 housing organizations around the state give shelter to those in need.

The bulk of the money lands in the southwest part of the state—$160,569—with the rest divvied between North and Southeast Idaho.

Here, the money will be given to Corpus Christi ($51,015); Interfaith Sanctuary ($43,689); CATCH, Inc. ($25,250); the Idaho Youth Ranch ($10,860); Advocates Against Family Violence ($10,581); Organization Assisting The Homeless Student ($10,581); the Jesse Tree of Idaho ($5,970); Women's and Children's Alliance ($992); Home Partnership Foundation ($806); the Salvation Army ($403); Good Samaritan Home ($248); Canyon County Habitat for Humanity ($112); and the Catholic Charities of Idaho ($62).

The Home Partnership Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit created by the Idaho Housing and Finance Association. Corporate sponsors included the Bank of Commerce, Barclays Capital, Citigroup, Citizen Community Bank, KeyBank Foundation, Mountain West Bank and Wells Fargo.

Last year, the same fundraiser brought in $233,469. The year before that: $100,014.