Philanthropy & Partnerships

Philanthropy & Partnerships


Avista is a proud sponsor of many community organizations, events, programs and educational institutions. These sponsorships are examples of the company’s commitment to partnering with the communities and people we serve.

The following are examples of Avista's investments in educational, economic and cultural programs throughout our service area.

Avista Scholars

  • Gonzaga University
  • Washington State University
  • University of Idaho
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Community Colleges of Spokane
  • Walla Walla Community College (Clarkston Branch)
  • Eastern Oregon State College
  • Lewis-Clark State College
  • North Idaho College
  • Oregon Institute of Technology
  • Southern Oregon State College

College Athletic Sponsorships

  • Gonzaga University
  • Community Colleges of Spokane
  • Whitworth University
  • Eastern Washington
  • University of Idaho
  • Washington State University

Community Sponsorships

  • Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon
  • Whitworth Leadership Forum
  • Spokane Symphony
  • Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
  • Avista Stadium (Spokane Indians)
  • Spokane Chiefs
  • Avista NAIA College World Series
  • Spokane Hoopfest
  • Spokane Youth Sports Association (SYSA)
  • Spokane Sports Commission
  • Special Olympics
  • Spokane Shock
  • Spokane Lilac Parade
  • Lionel Hampton Festival
  • The Festival at Sandpoint
  • The Cotton Classic