Thank you for your interest in the Avista Foundation’s grants program. Because of Avista's ongoing tradition of support to our community, we receive many solicitations from a wide range of organizations. Our grants program timeline helps to manage this volume so that each request can be carefully evaluated under our established criteria for funding.

Application Cycle Application
Open Date
Close Date
Health and Human Service Proposals January 1 February 1 April 1
Education and Youth Development Proposals March 1 April 1 July 1
Economic and Community Vitality Proposals July 1 August 1 October 1
Environmental Proposals October 1 November 1 December 1
Arts and Culture Proposals October 1 November 1 December 1

The first step in accessing the online application process is an eligibility quiz. 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. Avista’s philanthropy programs are focused on education, vulnerable and limited income populations, and economic and cultural vitality.

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.

Once completed, all applications created in the online system are immediately submitted to Avista.

Applications for sponsorships are accepted year round. Sponsorships are for the support of events, not programs or the purchase of assets. Applicants should allow 90 days for review of a request for sponsorship.

Are you ready to proceed with the eligibility quiz?