Spokane Gives

April is Spokane Gives Month

What is Spokane Gives?

Born from the commitment to building Spokane as the most compassionate City, former Mayor David Condon (2012-2019) began the Spokane Gives initiative in 2014 as a week-long volunteer event throughout the community. Today, Spokane County United Way partners with the City of Spokane throughout the entire month of April and serves as an expansion of the already impressive philanthropy in the community and works to build the network between volunteer and non-profit to promote giving year-round.

How has Spokane Gives impacted the community?

Since Spokane Gives was expanded to a full month, almost 100,000 volunteers have given over 440,000 hours of service. Using the federal volunteer equivalent, this equates to a $10.9 million impact in our city! Thanks to our compassionate community, hundreds of non-profit organizations have been able to complete much-needed service projects each year, and the diverse network of volunteers continues to grow.

Our Role

Volunteers are at the heart of our community and Spokane County United Way works to connect volunteers and non-profit agencies to make impact through our online volunteer platform VolunteerSpokane.org. Over 300 local nonprofits have opportunities waiting to be filled and volunteers can easily find opportunities that fit their schedule and interests all year long.

Give Your Way with Spokane Gives

Count me in! How can I get involved?

It all starts by registering at VolunteerSpokane.org!

Register as a Volunteer: Registering as a volunteer allows you to sign-up for service events and track the hours you complete.

Register your Organization: Do you have a project you need volunteers for? If so, your organization needs to register with Volunteer Spokane through the Spokane County United Way. United Way will help assist you through the process.

Share your volunteerism on social media: #SpokaneGives   #VolunteerSpokane   #GiveYourWay   #LiveUnitedSpokane

Community blood drive opportunity

Our AmeriCorps VISTA Program is supporting Spokane Gives this year with a blood drive. We've shared this opportunity on Volunteer Spokane and it can be found here: https://www.volunteerspokane.org/need/detail/?need_id=675839.  Folks can pledge to give any day in April at any of the 3 Vitalant locations in Spokane County. If you donate at the downtown location on April 5, you might even run into some of our VISTA members!

Congratulations to our Spokane Gives Mini-Grant Recipients!

This year, together with Premera, and STCU,  a total of $13,400 in Spokane Gives Mini-Grants were awarded to 28 local nonprofits to support volunteer projects in our community. 

Camp Fire Inland Northwest, Cancer Can't, Caritas Outreach Ministries, Christ Kitchen, Dachshund Rescue NW and Rough Start Horse Rescue, Department of Children Youth & Families, Downtown Spokane Partnership / Business Improvement District, Free Rein Therapeutic Riding, Garfield Student Leadership, Girls on the Run of Spokane County, If You Could Save Just One, Jewels Helping Hands, Junior Achievement of Washington, Lutheran Community Services Northwest, M.H.A Speakout Speakup, NAOMI, PASS, Project Beauty Share, River's Wish Animal Sanctuary, Ronald McDonald House of Charities of the Inland Northwest, Shadle Park Presbyterian Church, Spokane Helpers Network, Spokane Valley Junior Soccer Association, The Community School, Thursday Market in South Perry, Transitions, Women & Children's Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen, Women's Hearth Transitions

Spokane Gives Mini Grant Awards