Boise & Garden City

Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge helps raise money for Idaho nonprofits

Idaho’s nonprofit homeless service providers could receive a funding boost of more than $200,000 this month thanks to the Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge.

This annual online fundraising campaign through the Home Partnership Foundation and corporate sponsors helps provide for Idaho’s homeless.

Donors can give online now through Dec. 31 to 31 nonprofit agencies. It's also possible to track donation totals online. 

In addition to the money they raise through individual donations, nonprofits are eligible for portions of up to $200,000 in grants from the Home Partnership Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization created by Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA).

For more information, call 331-4756 or email You can follow the campaign on Facebook and Twitter.

Nonprofit organizations participating in Avenues for Hope:

North Idaho: Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse; Family Promise of North Idaho; Family Promise of the Palouse; Lewiston-Clarkston Partners Habitat for Humanity; Sojourners’ Alliance; St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho.

Southwest Idaho: Advocates Against Family Violence; Canyon County Habitat for Humanity; CATCH, Inc.; Catholic Charities of Idaho; Corpus Christi House, Inc.; Good Samaritan Home; Home Partnership Foundation; Idaho Youth Ranch, Inc.; Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services, Inc.; Organization Assisting The Homeless Student (OATHS); The Jesse Tree of Idaho; The Salvation Army; Women’s and Children’s Alliance.

Southeast Idaho: Aid for Friends, Inc.; Bannock Youth Foundation; Blaine County Housing Authority; CLUB, Inc.; Family Services Alliance; Idaho Falls Rescue Mission; Jubilee House, Inc.; Lemhi County Crisis Intervention/The Mahoney House; Mini-Cassia Shelter; NeighborWorks Pocatello; South Central Community Action Partnership; Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency.

2014 corporate sponsors: The Bank of Commerce, Barclays Capital, Citigroup, Citizens Community Bank, Idaho Housing and Finance Association, KeyBank Foundation, Mountain West Bank, Wells Fargo.