Become an introductory member of Friends of the Black Lens and join us for our first member-only event, a private screening of the Tupac Shakur movie, “All Eyez on Me,” June 15 at 7pm. Seating is limited.
Donating to the Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund is a win/win for you and our community!
We don’t retain any fees or overhead costs. When you contribute, 100% of every dollar donated goes to initiatives and programs that help build Inland Northwest quality of life.
|Now you can designate funds to The Black Lens, a newspaper published monthly in Spokane, WA, focusing on news, events, people, issues and information important to the black community Designate your donation to The Black Lens when making your online donation.|
Or send a check to:
Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund
820 N. Post St., #603
Spokane, WA 99201
To designate a donation toward a specific project, please make a note of it in the memo line of your check or select the button when making your online donation. Donations received without designation will be used toward our core missions.
The Foundation Trustees, Sharon Smith and Don Barbieri, personally donate to the Foundation to cover all overhead costs and fund certain projects. They employ no foundation staff, draw no salaries or fees and receive no personal benefit whatsoever from the Foundation.
Donations made personally by Smith and Barbieri may at times be invested to endow the Foundation for future projects and long-term sustainability. All investments are made in ESG (environmental, social, and governance) funds such as those managed by Trillium Asset Management.
Donations and grants made by the Foundation are chosen carefully by the Foundation Trustees, Sharon Smith and Don Barbieri, to align with the Foundation’s core missions.
All donations to the Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law. All gifts are acknowledged and the Foundation will provide a receipt for tax purposes.
Have a question or want more info? Please contact us!