People in Kootenai County are touched by The Kroc Center’s work every year.

Thank you to these community-minded organizations and the 2,000 individuals, businesses and grantors who chose to impact their community by giving to The Kroc Center in 2020.

Innovia Foundation
Idaho Community Foundation
Idaho Central Credit Union
Windermere Coeur d'Alene

Grace Surrounds Us
First Interstate Bank
Kiwanis Club of Coeur d'Alene
Coeur d'Alene Rotary Club

Cenex Zip Trip
Avista Foundation

Northwest Specialty Hospital
North Idaho Physical Therapy
Kootenai Electric Cooperative

Impact By The Numbers

When COVID shut down our community in the Spring of 2020, it amplified our ability to efficiently respond and effectively collaborate with agencies, schools, and local government. Throughout the year, we were able to leverage your donations to serve a hurting community in more ways than ever before.


Seniors and families prevented from becoming homeless


Children received essential winter clothing: coats, jeans, boots and more


Youth and adults received bibles


1,425 Art, dance or swim classes for underprivileged children


Nights of shelter given to homeless seniors, adults and children


2,544 hours of free childcare provided to working families


13,991 Meals and grocery gift cards


17,100 Prayer/emotional support phone calls


"I could not believe the letter I received from you! It made me cry. What an awesome gift. My wife and I are both 81 and not in good health. We take great comfort in the River Walk and Kroc atmosphere."

– Recipient of a 6-month Kroc Membership

Finance Report 2020

Worth noting is the unique benefit of giving to The Kroc Center. Membership dues and the annual Kroc endowment distribution fully fund community center operations. This allows donations to be directed specifically to outreach efforts because the facility, insurance, utilities and administration expenses are already covered. Your donations were leveraged to provide more than $1 million of impact in our small community.


Programming: $6,109,778
   Community Center $4,934,165
   Community Outreach $1,175,613
Administration $884,258
Development $354,792
Transfer to Reserves $82,156
TOTAL $7,430,984


Membership Fees $3,788,908
CdA Kroc Endowment $2,084,782
Donations $970,646
Rentals, Programs & Misc. Sales $586,648
TOTAL $7,430,984

"Long-time Kroc Member Andy Binford has Down syndrome. He has always had a dream of making a country music album “just like George Strait.” We made a recording of Andy in our on-site music studio and gifted he and his mom a CD this past Christmas. Andy was overjoyed and overcome."

– Kevin Nelson, Kroc Wellness Manager

Projects of Impact

2020 was a year of new partnerships and expanded services. Here are the projects our team were most proud of.

  • 30 bunk beds were purchased and 300 hours of labor were donated to the St. Vincent de Paul warming shelter to increase the number of individuals they can keep safe and out of the cold.
  • 14,400 hours of labor were donated to Post Falls Food Bank, Panhandle Health, Second Harvest, and Kootenai County Office of Emergency Management.

  • $32,688 in wages were provided to part-time staff (their regular paycheck) during the COVID closure even if they were not able to work.

  • We were able to safely host weekly church services, 13 major events including the STEM Charter Academy graduation, and pledged $25,000 in waived rental fees to Christian Youth Theater, helping prevent them from closing.

  • 800 individuals, ages 3 months to 89 years, were given a membership scholarship. This offers a life-line for single parents, veterans, homeless families, grandparents raising grandchildren and others carrying heavy burdens. When they need it the most, they are given daily access to heal their bodies, connect with others, and lift their spirits.

"I wear my new clothes to school every day. I needed new clothes. I have seven kids in my family. It’s hard to get clothes for everyone. Thank you and Merry Christmas."

– Clothe a Child shopping spree recipient

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