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Kids Unlimited Youth Center Campaign Gets $5,000 Grant
Avista Foundation grants announced for Q2 2010



Medford-based Kids Unlimited of Oregon has received a donation of $5,000 from the Avista Foundation in its second quarter 2010 round of grants. The non-profit youth organization is completing a $5 million capital campaign to purchase and renovate the historic Medford Bowling Lanes into a dynamic youth center serving low-income children. Kids Unlimited provides after-school, evening, weekend and summer programs to more than 2,000 children and their families each year.


“Our programs serve the youth who are attending the highest poverty elementary and middle schools in the Medford School District. Our goal with all of our fun and educational offerings is to engage youth and inspire them to better their situations and to build skills for a successful life,” said Tom Cole, executive director of Kids Unlimited of Oregon.


“Kids Unlimited is a well-respected organization in our community that provides quality programs for kids, as well as their families,” said Steve Vincent, Avista’s Regional Business Manager for Oregon. “We’re very pleased to partner with others in Medford in mentoring children and keeping them on track to complete their education.”


For more information about Kids Unlimited of Oregon and their programs, visit http://www.kidsunlimitedoforegon.org.


Avista Foundation’s Second Quarter 2010 Grants






Kids Unlimited of Oregon

Medford, Ore.


Facility Expansion

Shoshone Community Health Clinic

Osburn, Idaho


General support-medical/dental services


American Red Cross, Inland Northwest Chapter

Spokane, WA


Capacity Building


Moscow Chamber Foundation

Moscow, Idaho


Facility Improvement


Spokane, WA


Job training program

Umpqua Valley Tennis Center

Roseburg, Ore.


Low income youth sports

The Alliance House

Moscow, Idaho


Facility improvement



About the Avista Foundation

The Avista Foundation, established in 2002, focuses its giving on grants that strengthen communities and enhance the quality of life for people served by Avista Utilities in eastern Washington, northern Idaho, southern Oregon and Sanders County, Montana. 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,

·         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 ratepayers.

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