The Avista Foundation provides $185,850 to non-profit agencies in the first quarter of 2022

April 20, 2022
Donations benefit community organizations across four states

SPOKANE, Wash., April 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Avista Foundation announced its first quarter grants today, awarding $185,850 to 31 non-profit organizations in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana.

“We’re pleased the Avista Foundation can continue to invest in community organizations that make such a difference in people’s lives,” said Dennis Vermillion, Avista president and CEO. “Supporting these grant recipients is impactful to them and those they serve.”

In 2021, Avista and the Avista Foundation together donated more than $2.6 million to organizations that help people in need.

First quarter grant recipients include organizations that support healthcare, nutrition and housing for limited income populations, and those who aid people with disabilities:

Providence Inland Northwest Foundation Washington
College Success Foundation Washington $30,000
Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Washington $10,000
Tri-State Hospital Foundation Washington $10,000
Inland Northwest Farmers Market Association Washington $7,500
La Clinica Del Valle Oregon $7,500
Rogue Valley District Council / St Vincent de Paul Oregon $7,500
APIC Spokane Washington $5,000
Community-Minded Enterprises Washington $5,000
10  Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium Washington $5,000
11  YWCA Spokane Washington $5,000
12  Hispanic Business Professional Association Foundation Washington $3,500
13  Teen & Kid Closet aka Teen Closet Washington $3,500
14  The Light House For the Blind Washington $3,500
15  Providence Northeast Washington Hunger Coalition Washington $3,000
16 Safe Passage (previously North Idaho Violence Prevention Center) Idaho $3,000
17 Volunteers of America Eastern Washington and North Idaho Washington
18 Happy Horizons Childcare Idaho $2,500
19 Idaho Foodbank Warehouse Idaho $2,500
20 Roseburg Senior Center Oregon $2,500
21 St. Vincent de Paul Moscow Conference Idaho $2,500
22 Matt’s Place Foundation Idaho $2,000
23 Northwest Children’s Home Idaho $2,000
24 Office Moms and Dads aka Fosterful Idaho $2,000
25 Women & Children’s Free Restaurant Washington $2,000
26 Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels Washington $1,500
27 Chewelah Faith Resources Washington $1,000
28 Food for Our Children Idaho $1,000
29 Sandpoint Area Seniors Inc. Idaho $1,000
30 Valley Community Center in Clarkston Washington $1,000
31 The Willow Center in Lewiston Idaho $750

Since its establishment in 2002, the Avista Foundation has made grants totaling over $13 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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