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About the Campaign

The Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge is presented annually since 2011 by the Home Partnership Foundation, a 501(c)3 created by Idaho Housing and Finance Association in 2005. 

The goal of the Avenues for Hope campaign is to strengthen housing-related nonprofits throughout Idaho by encouraging individual donations to help prevent homelessness and improve affordable housing options.

History

The campaign was created during the economic downturn in 2011 to help Idaho nonprofits attract new donors to support their homelessness prevention and shelter programs. Traditional sources of donations, such as federal program funds, had not been able to keep up with the growing demand for housing services in many communities.

  • 2011: $46,853 was disbursed to 22 organizations. 391 people donated a total of $19,853 and $27,000 in challenge grants were awarded.
  • 2012: $100,014 was disbursed to 22 organizations. 957 people donated a total of $53,014 and $47,000 in challenge grants were awarded.
  • 2013: $233,469 was disbursed to 31 organizations. 981 people donated a total of $121,469 and $112,000 in challenge grants were awarded.
  • 2014: $273,398 was disbursed to 29 organizations. 1,206 people donated a total of $148,398 and $125,000 in challenge grants were awarded.
  • 2015: $317,494 was disbursed to 32 organizations. 1,440 people donated a total of $172,494 and $145,000 in challenge grants were awarded.
  • 2016: $501,439 was disbursed to 40 organizations. 2,232 people donated a total of $292,739 and $208,700 in challenge grants were awarded.
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