Nonprofit awarded $225K grant to help local kids in need

SPOKANE, Wash. — What would you do with nearly a quarter million dollars? 

It’s an easy answer for one non-profit in Hillyard which gives at risk and special needs kids a fun and safe place to hang out after school. There, students can speak with mentors and create art.  

The nonprofit, called ‘If You Could Save Just One,’ was awarded a $225,000 grant from the Group Health Foundation. 

“There’s no words,” said Natalia Gutierrez, chief executive officer. “It makes me a little emotional because, in that time frame saying, like, I wish one person would listen. Now there’s so much more people listening.” 

Gutierrez plans to use the money to hire a director, buy supplies and search for a new building. 

She says they are always looking for art supplies donations.