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Avista Foundation Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Northwestern States for
Education and Economic Development Programming

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Grants to nonprofits, civic organizations, schools and groups in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington in communities where the funding source does business for initiatives in the areas of cultural and economic vitality, education, and limited income and vulnerable populations.

Funding is provided to serve communities and citizens in eastern Washington, northern Idaho, portions of southern Oregon, Sanders County, Montana, and the City and Borough of Juneau.

Focus areas are as follows:
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 and 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 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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180370

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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 the service area.

Requests to fund religious activities, political activities, individuals for any purpose or private foundations are likely to be declined. Due to regulatory constraints, Avista is unable to donate energy services.

Eligible areas include 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.​
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Pre-Application Information:

There is one competitive grant round each year. The application process opens on January 1st and closes on April 30th. Applications received during the open period are reviewed, then award decisions are communicated by July 1st. To ensure fairness, no extensions or waivers of deadlines will be granted.

Applications for sponsorships are accepted year round. Applicants should allow 90 days for review of a request for sponsorship.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Avista Foundation
MSC-68, PO Box 3727
Spokane, WA 99220-3727

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alaska: City and Borough of Juneau;   Idaho: northern region;   Montana: Sanders County;   Oregon: portions of southern region;   Washington: eastern region