Juneau non-profits receive grants from Avista Foundation

    Juneau, AK (KINY) Grants from Avista Foundation will help two Juneau agencies improve their services to the community.

    The Foundation Monday announced a total of $213,250 in grants to agencies in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
    The grants  total $213,250 to support human care services, educational, economic and community vitality organizations

    Catholic Community Service and Juneau Alaska Music Matters have each received grants from the Avista Foundation for programs supporting students and community enrichment.

    A $2,500 grant for Catholic Community Service will help with the purchase of new accounting system software that will increase accuracy, efficiency and timeliness, allowing the organization to focus additional time and resources to those in need.

    Juneau Alaska Music Matters received a $2,000 grant to support the violin program expansion and to purchase instruments for students with limited access. The school readiness and enrichment program uses music and community partnerships to promote academic success for all students.

    “Supporting organizations and institutions working to meet the needs of our neighbors and strengthening communities served by AEL&P is very important to us,” said Patrick Lynch, Avista Foundation president. “Through the Avista Foundation, we are proud to join with others in supporting the important projects of Catholic Community Service and Juneau Alaska Music Matters.”

    23 grants were funded this year.

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