Avista Foundation Grants

Avista Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Feb 27, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: Juneau City and Borough, Alaska, Counties in Idaho: Benewah County, Bonner County, Clearwater County, Idaho County Expand all

Location of residency: Juneau City and Borough, Alaska, Counties in Idaho: Benewah County, Bonner County, Clearwater County, Idaho County Expand all

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Overview:

The Avista Foundation, a community investment program of Avista Corp., provides funding to non-profit organizations addressing the needs of communities and citizens served by Avista Utilities in eastern Washington, northern Idaho, portions of southern Oregon, and Sanders County, Montana. The Avista Foundation also serves communities and citizens served by Alaska Electric Light and Power Co. in the City and Borough of Juneau.​

The Avista Foundation also includes a matching gifts program for employees of Avista Corp.​​​​ and Alaska Electric Light and Power Co.​

Focus Areas

Education

Supporting K-12 education particularly in the fields of science, math and technology; and higher education including scholarships. Key examples include the following:

  • Provide college scholarships for engineering, IS and the crafts to address utility’s future workforce gap 
  • Increase pipeline of kids seeking engineering and technical careers by increasing interest in math, science and technology
  • Provide opportunities for underserved kids to seek a college education

Vulnerable & limited income populations

Providing assistance to those on limited incomes and support for initiatives to reduce poverty. Key examples include the following:

  • Ease the burden of energy prices to customers most in need 
  • Provide enhanced level of support to senior and more vulnerable customers
  • Provide energy conservation education to senior, vulnerable and limited income customers
  • Support community-wide safety net services for basic needs costs

Economic and cultural vitality

Supporting projects that help our communities and citizens to grow and prosper. Key examples include the following:

  • Support capital projects that provide vital civic and social infrastructure and economic growth 
  • Support signature community events and programs that provide significant community identity and quality of life

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • To be considered, your organization must be either a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, a civic organization, school or group.
  • You must be serving the needs of people within our service area
    • Your organization must be located inside the Avista Utilities or Alaska Electric Light & Power Co. service Area. 

Ineligibility:

  • Requests to fund religious activities, political activities, individuals for any purpose or private foundations are likely to be declined. 
  • Un-Eligible Applicants: 
    • Organizations that discriminate for any reason, such as race, color, religion, creed, age, sex or national origin
    • Individuals
    • Trips or tours
    • Fraternal organization
    • Memorial campaigns