Avista Foundation Announces First Quarter Grants

May 8, 2024
In 2024 so far, Avista has awarded over $184,000 to help support communities

SPOKANE, Wash., May 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In its first quarter, the Avista Foundation awarded just over $184,000 to 37 non-profit organizations in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Alaska. The grants in this first cycle are intended to directly benefit health and human service providers.

In 2023, the Avista Foundation donated more than $1.8 million to help support the community and people in need. That support continues in 2024.

“Supporting organizations that benefit from funds that support health and human services is not just a commitment; it’s a reflection of our deep care for the well-being of our communities.” said Dennis Vermillion, Avista CEO. “When we invest in these vital services, we contribute to the resilience, strength, and interconnectedness of the very fabric that binds us together. Our communities thrive when each individual feels supported, heard, and uplifted. It’s not just about dollars and cents; it’s about fostering compassion, hope, and a brighter future for all.”

Name State Award
Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners Washington $25,000
The Salvation Army Spokane Washington $25,000
Sugar Bowl Rodeo Association Washington $15,385
Providence Northeast Washington Hunger Coalition Washington $10,000
Spokane Valley Partners Washington $10,000
Women & Children's Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen Washington $10,000
Grande Ronde Hospital Foundation Oregon $7,500
Second Harvest Inland Northwest Washington $7,500
Grande Ronde Association for Youth Oregon $5,000
HIP of Spokane County dba Community-Minded Enterprises Washington $5,000
Kin Support Program - Haa Yaitx'u Saiani Alaska $5,000
Post Falls Food Bank Idaho $5,000
The Women's Center, Inc. dba Safe Passage Idaho $5,000
Childrens Village Incorporated Idaho $3,500
Northwest Harvest EMM Washington $3,500
Project ID Inc Washington $3,500
Northwest Children's Home Idaho $3,000
Embrace WA Washington $2,500
Idaho Foodbank Warehouse, Inc. Idaho $2,500
Partners with Families & Children Washington $2,500
Safe Start Northwest Infant Survival and SIDS Alliance Idaho $2,500
Specialized Needs Recreation Idaho $2,500
St. Vincent de Paul (St. Francis of Assisi - Moscow Conference) Idaho $2,500
Thrive Learning Center Idaho $2,500
Food For Our Children, Inc. Idaho $2,000
Gina Quesenberry Foundation Idaho $2,000
Interlink Washington $2,000
Palouse Habitat for Humanity, Inc. Idaho $2,000
Golden Rule ReEntry Oregon $1,500
Jackson County SART Oregon $1,500
Wishing Star Foundation Washington $1,500
1st Phoenix Community Center Oregon $1,000
Chewelah Faith Resources Group Washington $1,000
Friendly Kitchen/Meals On Wheels Roseburg Oregon $1,000
NAMI Spokane (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Washington $1,000
Sandpoint Area Seniors, Inc. Idaho $750
The Willow Center, Inc. Idaho $500

Since its establishment in 2002, the Avista Foundation has made grants totaling over $16 million. The foundation focuses its giving in the areas of vulnerable and limited-income populations, education, and economic and cultural vitality. It is a separate, non-profit organization established by Avista Corp., and does not receive funding from Avista Utilities or AEL&P customers through rates.

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