The Fund works to reduce poverty, broaden low cost, affordable housing, foster a more dynamic and powerful constituency and spotlight our region’s tireless non-profits. All grants and projects originate from and/or benefit the Inland Northwest.
Friends of The Black Lens is a non-profit, membership organization whose mission is to improve the well being of the African American community. The Fund is honored to act as Friends of The Black Lens fiscal sponsor while they explore 501c3 status.
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.
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