Empowering Communities to Fight Addiction

Empowering Communities

The Rayce Rudeen Foundation works with organizations and programs that encourage a healthy and productive life, free from addiction.

Washington State University Foundation

Recently, we began a partnership with Washington State University College of Nursing.  In the spring of 2021 we had the privilege of having intern help us research resources for creating an asset map.  We will continue to work with interns during the school year of 2021-2022.  

Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council
(GSSAC)

Our dollars supported the Washington Drug Free Youth (WDFY) program in schools across Spokane County. This program encourages high school-aged youth to remain drug and alcohol free.

Innovia Foundation

Our grant was earmarked for the Priority Spokane Fund, which is raising money to bring resource map training to Spokane. This partnership is a great opportunity to work together with other nonprofits and businesses.

 Spokane County United Way

We chose to partner with United Way in order to enhance their funding of local organizations. Our grant money was split between Daybreak Youth Services for their Paths to Prosperity program, which provides support and opportunities to youth in treatment for addiction. The other half went to the Spokane Workforce Council (SWC) for the Next Generation Zone program, which provides wrap-around support for young adults.

Family Promise of Spokane

This organization runs programs that help families end the cycle of homelessness. Many of the adults that they serve are in recovery. Many of their children are at risk for addiction because of trauma obtained during homelessness. This year our grant money helped contribute to Family Promise's first family and infant house.

 Cusik Panther Country Coalition

Our funding provided meals for families in Cusik along with providing programs to help families break the cycles of addiction.

Millwood Impact

Due to Covid Millwood Impact was not able to have after school programs but instead focused providing meals to the Millwood community.  Thanks to our generous donors we were able to donate money to purchase food for these meals.

Young House Family Services

This organization provides services for families and children in Burlington, Iowa. We chose to grant money to an organization local to the location of our first Rayce Rudeen Foundation race.

 Reaching Out Advocating Recovery

(ROAR)

This grant provided rental assistance and life skills classes to over 30 men. These components are crucial to their recovery and gave them a much better chance at remaining sober.

Communities in Schools

We gave money to support the Mindful Mini Yogi Program in local schools. This program helps children learn skills that prevent them from being at risk for addiction later in life.