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Avista Foundation announces $37,500 in grants to organizations in Washington, Idaho and Oregon

Jan.  26, 2015: The Avista Foundation recently announced grants totaling $37,500 to non-profit organizations in Washington, Idaho and Oregon. The grants range from $1,000 to $7,500 and will help support services for children, women and families. The Avista Foundation is a community investment program that provides funding to non-profit organizations addressing the needs of communities and citizens served by Avista Utilities and Alaska Electric Light & Power Company (AEL&P).
 
Avista plays a key role in the communities we serve as an energy provider and as an active partner working for economic and community vitality,” said Dennis Vermillion, president of Avista Utilities and member of the Avista Foundation board. “Through the Avista Foundation, we’re able to support a wide range of services and programs by joining with others to make all donation dollars go farther in the community.”
 
In its second of two grant distributions for 2014, the Avista Foundation made awards totaling $37,500 to human care services, educational and community vitality organizations.
 
Organization
Purpose
Grant

Washington
Partners with Families and Children
Spokane
Partners’ Child Advocacy Center
$3,500
 
Inland Northwest Council, Boy Scouts of America
Spokane
STEM Education Initiative
$2,500
Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington .and Northern Idaho
Spokane
 
 
 
Volunteer Recruitment Program
 
$2,500
 
Idaho
Circles of Caring Adult Day Health
Pullman
Day services for aging individuals to experience social, therapeutic and nursing care
$2,500
University of Idaho Foundation
Moscow
Waters of the West – science field experiences and Youth Water Summit
$2,500
North Idaho Violence Prevention Center
Coeur d’Alene
Support for shelter for victims of domestic violence
$2,500
Children’s Village
Coeur d’Alene
Replacement windows for Miller Home foster care facility
$1,000
Heritage Health
Coeur d’Alene
Homeless Outreach Program
$1,000
 
Oregon
Kairos
Grants Pass
Children’s Mental Health Campus
$7,500
Boys and Girls Clubs of Rogue Valley
Grants Pass
Project Learn – science homework assistance, mentoring, activities
$1,000
Rogue Valley Family YMCA
Medford
Senior and Limited Mobility Aquatic Access Project
$5,000
Klamath Falls Gospel Mission
Klamath Falls
Women’s Shelter, dining hall and kitchen
$5,000
CASA of Douglas County, Inc.
Roseburg
Advocacy for children in foster care
$1,000
 
 
 
About Avista Foundation
The Avista Foundation was established in 2002 with the objective of making a difference in our communities in a positive and sustainable way. Since its founding, the Avista Foundation has made grants totaling more than
$3.7 million. The foundation focuses its giving in the areas of:
·         education – K-12 education particularly in the fields of science, math and technology; and higher education including scholarships,
·         vulnerable and limited income populations – providing assistance to those on limited incomes and support for initiatives to reduce poverty, and
·         economic and cultural vitality – supporting projects that help communities and citizens to grow and prosper.
 
Information on the Avista Foundation is available at www.avistafoundation.org . The Avista Foundation is a separate, non-profit organization established by Avista Corp. The foundation does not receive funding from Avista Utilities or AEL&P customers through rates.

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