September 29, 2014

It was the perfect place to celebrate our success and announce our plans for the future - overlooking Huntington Park, the ultimate corporate investment in parks and community.


Ginny Bott had the honor of sharing that in 2014 we have increased our corporate gifts by 36...

September 29, 2014

It was a beautiful day - and the rain stayed away, allowing us to celebrate our corporate donors while overlooking the new Huntington Park.



This was the first time that we have been able to thank all of our business partners in one place and acknowledge all that their...

September 26, 2014

Each year the Spokane Parks Foundation awards funds to support park programs and projects throughout Spokane County.


Please note that this year we have added a Letter of Inquiry to the process. The Letter of Inquiry should be 1 page long and provide a brief overview of...

September 25, 2014

Your gift to the Spokane Parks Foundation helps us continue to advocate for our community’s greatest resource, our parks. Partner with us to ensure parks throughout Spokane County continue to thrive while strengthening our physical, economic and civic health.


If you'd...

September 25, 2014

Look what we were able to do this year thanks to you! 


Dollars Raised: $42,866.93

Pool Passes Purchased: 1940

Total Swims Available: 17,167

Swim Lessons Awarded: 260

Swim Suits Donated: 387



And a special thank you to our partner organizatons:

Big Brothers Big Sisters


September 25, 2014

“The Make A Splash Program helps our organization work to build courage and confidence while making a splash.”-North East Youth Center



The NEYC is one of our many partner organizations. This neighborhood organization passed out swimsuits and facilitated swim lessons a...

September 24, 2014

One of the perks of living in the Inland Northwest is the changing seasons. This summer my favorite mid-day break was lunch in Mission Park to soak up the sun and vitamin d. Now that fall is here I can enjoy the sunshine, crisp air, and the changing colors of the leave...

September 23, 2014

The name Hamblen has been closely connected to Spokane’s parks for over a century. Laurence Hamblen was named to the City of Spokane Park Board in 1912, elected Park Board president in 1930 and held that role until his death in 1956. As Park Board president he appointe...

September 22, 2014

The Spokane area is lucky to have a wonderful tradition of service groups and social clubs


working hard to support local nonprofits and make a positive impact in our community. The Suburbanites is one such group that has been raising money for local charities for over...

September 10, 2014

I've been reflecting lately on the role of nonprofits. I took a great class on nonprofit history back at Case Western on the history of nonprofits, and for some reason I've been thinking a lot about it lately. While its difficult to sum-up a semester's worth of learnin...

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