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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 Northwest WA $50,000
Maddie’s Place WA $30,000
Cheney Depot Society WA $25,000
Tri-State Hospital Foundation WA $25,000
La Clinica del Valle OR $20,000
Mid-City Concerns, Inc – Meals on Wheels Spokane WA $20,000
Second Harvest of the Inland Northwest WA $20,000
American Red Cross – Greater Inland Northwest WA $15,000
Josephine Community Library Foundation OR $15,000
Spokane Valley Partners WA $15,000
Community Action Center – Pullman WA $10,000
Family Promise of Juneau AK $10,000
Family Promise of Spokane WA $10,000
Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels WA $10,000
United Way of Jackson County OR $10,000
By The Well Foundation dba Christ Kitchen WA $8,000
Family Orientation Center / Centro de Orientacion Familiar WA $7,500
Olive Crest WA $7,500
West Central Episcopal Mission WA $5,200
CDAIDE ID $5,000
Family Promise of the Palouse ID $5,000
NAOMI WA $5,000
Pioneer Human Services WA $5,000
Providence Northeast Washington Hunger Coalition WA $5,000
Teen & Kid Closet WA $5,000
The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc WA $5,000
The Women’s Center, Inc. dba Safe Passage ID $5,000
Women & Children’s Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen WA $5,000
Idaho Foodbank Warehouse ID $3,500
Lilac Services for the Blind WA $3,500
Northwest Harvest EMM WA $3,500
Feed Spokane WA $3,000
AtWork! WA $2,500
Chewelah Faith Resources Group WA $2,500
NAMI Spokane WA $2,500
Northwest Infant Survival & SIDS Alliance ID $2,500
Odessa Historical Society-Old Town Hall
Rejuvenation Society (senior fitness program)
WA $2,500
Rebuilding Together Rogue Valley OR $2,500
Senior Citizens Dollar a Month Club ID $2,500
St. Vincent de Paul (St. Francis of Assisi – Moscow Conference) ID $2,500
Food For Our Children ID $2,000
Inland Northwest Boxing Association WA $2,000
Calvary Baptist Church WA $1,500
CASA of Douglas County, Inc. OR $1,000
Douglas County Children’s Center OR $1,000
Special Olympics Alaska, Inc. AK $1,000