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Spokane Windermere Foundation

In the Beginning

Giving back has always been a big part of who we are. In the early days of Windermere it was pretty simple; we would see a need and help any way we could. But as we grew, we realized we could accomplish much more if we had a common purpose. That’s how the Windermere Foundation was born.

A Big Idea

We started with an idea that would give every Windermere agent the ability to make a difference. Housing is our business, so helping homeless families seemed like a natural fit. We later expanded that to include low-income families, with an emphasis on helping children.

Organizations in the Great Spokane Area whose mission aligns with the Windermere Foundation mission are encouraged to fill out the application linked above and submit to emma.reeves@windermere.com. 

Allocations are made during Q1 of each year by a committee of representative from each Spokane Office. 

For the past 30 years a portion of every Windermere agent’s commission has been donated to the Windermere Foundation. Having 100% participation gives us a common purpose and sends a powerful message about our commitment to the community.
Blessings Under the Bridge

"Through God and unconditional hope, we endeavor to reach, bless, and offer love to the homeless and less fortunate by restoring purpose and dignity to the hearts of the homeless in our community and the communities around the world." ( We are not a religious organization, we are proudly faith based. )

Famliy Promise of Spokane

We envision a future where no child experiences homelessness in Spokane County.

We are equipping families and communities to end the cycle of homelessness.

Family Promise
Northeast Youth Center

ALL KIDS DESERVE A SAFE PLACE TO BE A KID!

We offer a home away from home with meals, caring adults and fun activities. Children are cared for and parents are supported.

Second Harvest works closely with a growing number of community partners to fill the gap by providing Bite2Go and AtTheCore food supplies over the weekend during the school year. Every Friday, staff members at participating schools put the packages of kid-friendly food discreetly in the backpacks of students in need.

2nd Harvest
Cheney Outreach Center

Cheney Outreach Center also offers free information and referral for all, as well as direct emergency assistance for low-income people including the elderly, ill, disabled, and homeless persons and families.

We are a group of volunteers that come together to help out the less fortunate in Medical Lake, Fairchild Air Force Base, and nearby communities!! The program is supported entirely by grants, donations, and volunteers.

Feed Medical Lake
Spokane Valley Partners

When local families, vulnerable youth, and impoverished elderly face significant obstacles Spokane Valley Partners is here to provide a safety net for those in need. With roots of compassion dating back over 60 years, Spokane Valley Partners has grown to meet the needs of the community as the largest social services agency in Spokane Valley.​

Through kindness, compassion, and respect, we ensure people who are houseless have their basic needs met- to survive, thrive, and connect to community resources.

Jewels Helping Hands
VOA

Windermere Foundation is happy to support Volunteers of America and their Crosswalk GED program. This program provides one on one instructor who teaches for more than just a test. Last month (2/22) they had 9 graduates. In 2021, 46% of students who graduated went on to higher education. Students also receive wrap around services including food, transportation, housing assistance and school supplies.

Project Beauty Share® provides personal hygiene, cosmetics and beauty products to non-profit organizations who serve women and families overcoming abuse, addiction, homelessness and poverty to help restore hope and dignity in their lives.

Project Beauty Share
Transitions

Transitions works to end poverty and homelessness for women and children in Spokane.

We pursue this mission through the operation of the Women's Hearth, Transitional Living Center, EduCare, Miryam's House, New Leaf Kitchen & Café, and Home Yard Cottages.

Women & Children's Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen (WCFR) provides a vital safety net that fills nutritional gaps for women and children in need while fostering dignity and respect, both within our restaurant and in the community.

Women and Childrens Free Restraunt
Greater Good Northwest

Transitions works to end poverty and homelessness for women and children in Spokane.

This is the Spokane Windermere Foundations first year working with Greater Good Northwest and we are so happy to see what they are doing in the CVSD.

Funds will go towards ongoing events for low income and homeless families at the SAFE Center. Their focus will be to engage with them in organic fun ways (games and dinners) and bring awareness of how to utilize the SAFE Center.

If You Could Save Just One is a non-profit that provides basic needs, relationships, and a safe community for youth to learn and grow.

They aim to empower youth and their families to write their own stories. With the support of the community, they have been able to touch the lives of over 7,000 youth.

Spokane Windermere Foundation is helping to fund the purchases of the necessary supplies for the programs offered in aet, music, dance, cosmetology, STEM, video production, photo editing, and other areas.

If You Could Save Just One
Truth Ministries

In June, Truth Ministries will celebrate 18 years running a homeless shelter. They have 70 adult men staying at the shelter nightly where they are provided dinner, a shower, a warm meal, bed, and cereal in the morning. They partner with Frontier Behavioral Health, Chas Clinic, Snap, and city police and hospitals to help these men get the support they need. Truth Ministries has seen many get on their feet and have stayed in contact with most once they have moved on from the shelter. The homeless is family to them, and they believe that is why they have seen their success stories.