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Avista Foundation Announces Fourth Quarter Grants

In 2023, Avista awarded over $1,000,000 to help support communities


SPOKANE, Wash. – February 12, 2024: In its fourth quarter of 2023, the Avista Foundation awarded $152,000 to 28 non-profit organizations in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon.


In 2023, the Avista Foundation donated more than $1.8 million to help support the community and people in need. Fourth-quarter grant recipients include organizations that support arts, culture, and the environment.

“We’re pleased to invest in community organizations that make such a difference in people’s lives,” said Dennis Vermillion, Avista CEO.



NW Museum of Arts and CultureWashington$30,000
Clarkston Performing Arts BoostersWashington$15,000
Spokane Civic TheatreWashington$15,000
Orofino Maniac Booster Club Inc.Idaho$12,000
Museum of North IdahoIdaho$10,000
The Carrousel Players of the Coeur d’Alene Summer TheatreIdaho$10,000
Terrain ProgramsWashington$7,500
Dishman Hills ConservancyWashington$5,000
Music Conservatory of Sandpoint IncIdaho$5,000
Shadle Park PresbyterianWashington$5,000
Valley Historical SocietyWashington$5,000
Latah County Historical SocietyIdaho$3,500
APOD Productions Inc.Idaho$3,000
RISE Network Inc.Washington$3,000
Pilgrim Baptist ChurchWashington$2,500
Spokane Youth Symphony Inc.Washington$2,500
Spokane Area Jewish Family ServicesWashington$1,750
Columbia Basin Allied ArtsWashington$1,500
Idaho Trails AssociationIdaho$1,500
Rogue World MusicOregon$1,500
Washington Idaho SymphonyWashington$1,500
Friends of Scotchman Peaks WildernessIdaho$1,000
MusicFest NorthwestWashington$1,000
Ross Ragland Theater & Cultural CenterOregon$1,000
Terry Buffington FoundationWashington$1,000
Central Basin Community Concert AssociationWashington$750
Pend Oreille Arts CouncilIdaho$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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