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The Avista Foundation provides $403,700 to non-profit agencies in the first quarter of 2023

Spokane, WA – April 11, 2023: The Avista Foundation recently announced its first quarter grants, awarding $403,700 to 48 non-profit organizations in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Alaska.


Since its establishment in 2002, the Avista Foundation has made grants totaling more than $14,500,000. 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.

“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.”

First quarter grant recipients include organizations that support health and human services programs for vulnerable populations:

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland NorthwestWA$50,000
Maddie’s PlaceWA$30,000
Cheney Depot SocietyWA$25,000
Tri-State Hospital FoundationWA$25,000
La Clinica del ValleOR$20,000
Mid-City Concerns, Inc – Meals on Wheels SpokaneWA$20,000
Second Harvest of the Inland NorthwestWA$20,000
American Red Cross – Greater Inland NorthwestWA$15,000
Josephine Community Library FoundationOR$15,000
Spokane Valley PartnersWA$15,000
Community Action Center – PullmanWA$10,000
Family Promise of JuneauAK$10,000
Family Promise of SpokaneWA$10,000
Greater Spokane County Meals on WheelsWA$10,000
United Way of Jackson CountyOR$10,000
By The Well Foundation dba Christ KitchenWA$8,000
Family Orientation Center / Centro de Orientacion FamiliarWA$7,500
Olive CrestWA$7,500
West Central Episcopal MissionWA$5,200
Family Promise of the PalouseID$5,000
Pioneer Human ServicesWA$5,000
Providence Northeast Washington Hunger CoalitionWA$5,000
Teen & Kid ClosetWA$5,000
The Lighthouse for the Blind, IncWA$5,000
The Women’s Center, Inc. dba Safe PassageID$5,000
Women & Children’s Free Restaurant & Community KitchenWA$5,000
Idaho Foodbank WarehouseID$3,500
Lilac Services for the BlindWA$3,500
Northwest Harvest EMMWA$3,500
Feed SpokaneWA$3,000
Chewelah Faith Resources GroupWA$2,500
NAMI SpokaneWA$2,500
Northwest Infant Survival & SIDS AllianceID$2,500
Odessa Historical Society-Old Town Hall
Rejuvenation Society (senior fitness program)
Rebuilding Together Rogue ValleyOR$2,500
Senior Citizens Dollar a Month ClubID$2,500
St. Vincent de Paul (St. Francis of Assisi – Moscow Conference)ID$2,500
Food For Our ChildrenID$2,000
Inland Northwest Boxing AssociationWA$2,000
Calvary Baptist ChurchWA$1,500
CASA of Douglas County, Inc.OR$1,000
Douglas County Children’s CenterOR$1,000
Special Olympics Alaska, Inc.AK$1,000

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