Are you passionate about our mission to assist and encourage the development and maintenance of the Spokane River Centennial Trail? Do your values resonate with the community treasure your Trail provides? Please become a member or make a charitable contribution to assist your Centennial Trail. Friends of the Centennial Trail is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization registered with the State of Washington Secretary of State Charitable Solicitations Program.
Become a Member
Friends of the Centennial Trail membership is your voice to complete and sustain the Spokane River Centennial Trail. Every member makes an impact! Benefits include “On the Trail” quarterly e-news and “Trail Topics” newsflashes, member decal, project surveys and e-newsletter recognition.
Mission Park Monument Tribute Gifts
The Miracle Mile medallion project ended in 2005, giving way to a lifetime opportunity to honor a loved one, a special event or organization at the Mission Park Monument. Placed at Mile 20, this granite monument honors others through three levels of support:
Memorials received from September 1 through August 31 are engraved on the monument every fall. Engraving sponsored by:
Link your business with Friends of the Centennial Trail! Promote your brand and mission to the active audience we reach. Opportunities include the Plan Your Trip Program, Spokane Bike Swap, Unveil the Trail clean-up, underwriting our maps, newsletters and website. Sponsorship benefits are coordinated to maximize exposure. Contact us to discuss creative options.
Designate Friends of the Centennial Trail through your payroll workplace giving campaign:
Does your employer match your charitable contributions or support employee volunteer hours with matching funds? If so, please obtain the proper matching gift form from your human resources office, complete and mail it to Friends of the Centennial Trail. We will verify your personal gift was received, qualifies for a match and will send the completed form back to your employer to receive the matching funds. A great way to double or triple your support of the Centennial Trail!
Trail Builder’s Fund
The Trail Builder’s Fund was created to leverage community donations and assist with shortfalls for Centennial Trail gap completion, sustainability and enhancement projects. Funds are distributed for projects as determined and approved by FCT’s Board of Directors.
Remaining Gap Completion Projects
Mile 13.5-15 – Argonne/Maringo Gap – moving 2 miles of the Trail away from busy arterial streets.
Mile 20.5 – Mission Avenue Gap – a safe solution for pedestrians to cross the BNSF railroad tracks, Mission Avenue and Upriver Drive.
Mile 26 – Summit Blvd./N. West Point Road / Pettet Drive / T.J. Meenach Bridge Gap – upgrading Spokane’s most famous climb.
Mile 37 – Carlson Road Gap – moving pedestrians and bicycles away from a sloping, narrow roadway!
Trail Sustainability Projects
Asphalt Repairs, Upgrades & Seal Coating
Signage and Wayfinding – over 400 new directional signs are needed to upgrade and consistently sign the Centennial Trail along its span.
Trail Mapping – we provide a digital map, printed maps and posters in the 19 Centennial Trail kiosks so users can find their way.
Enhancement Projects – the Centennial Trail needs upgraded trail heads, landscaping and educational, historical and cultural information.
Two ways to make your gift today:
1. Make your secure online designated Trail Builder’s gift here!
2. Mail in your donation (payable to FCT Trail Builder’s Fund): Friends of the Centennial Trail, P.O. Box 351, Spokane, WA 99210.
Local businesses and families have adopted miles of our Centennial Trail since 1991, pledging to support their mile through donations, employee/member engagement and our annual Unveil the Trail clean up. Partner signs may be found on our maps and Trail mile markers. Contact us if you are interested in an Adopt-a-Mile partnership.
Leave your legacy with the Centennial Trail. Remember us as you plan your estate, through bequests from your will or trust, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, or gifts of life insurance or retirement plan assets. Contact us for sample bequest language.
Gifts of Securities
Supporting the Centennial Trail through your sale of stocks, bonds or mutual funds can have a great impact on the Trail and bring you a tax deduction. Please let us know of your plans to make a gift of securities so we may properly coordinate your gift.
Donors who give through established foundations or donor-advised funds are asked to contact our Executive Director. We are happy to provide completed applications and supporting documents to meet your application guidelines.
Your business or group can assist us with a fund drive to raise money for a Centennial Trail project. Some ideas include a raffle, car wash, bake sale, garage sale, pass the hat and asking for donations instead of receiving wedding, birthday or holiday gifts. Let us know what you plan to do and when your event is taking place so we can help spread the word.
Thanks to REI grant funding, a Volunteer Coordinator is available to work with individuals and groups interested in assisting with Centennial Trail projects and maintenance. Ready to help out? Contact us for employee engagement activities, individual or group volunteer projects.
Learn about two of our most prized volunteers: