Ideas to Make Employee Giving Last All Year

by Hesha Patel

As a Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Community Relations or HR Professional, you may be tasked with community engagement, employee engagement, retention, productivity and so much more. All of which can be tough to support and maintain momentum year round. Is there any way to keep your workforce engaged and rally them around a cause while swimming last minute requests for funding, volunteer projects, changing schedules, open enrollment and much more?

Blue Star Families and United Health Foundation Launch Initiative to Train and Support Military Caregivers

  • United Health Foundation donates $750,000 to fund The Blue Star Cares: Military Caregiver Online Interactive Program, which will leverage avatar technology to train and support military caregivers
  • Capitol Hill forum brings together experts to discuss caregiver challenges, policies, research and opportunities to enhance pilot program development

Blue Star Families and United Health Foundation announced a new initiative to train and support military caregivers.

FOX's 'Grease: Live' Partners with for Teens for Jeans Campaign


In an effort to help the more than one million young people in the United States who experience homelessness every year, the cast of FOX's hit musical special Grease: Live partnered with for its annual Teens for Jeans campaign, encouraging youth to collect jeans for the homeless. FOX promoted the campaign across its social media platforms during the live broadcast on Sunday, January 31, and members of both the cast and the audience got involved, as well.

Millennials: A Generation Forging a New Economic Path


GreenMoney Journal's Feb 2016 issue featuring Guest Editor Patrick Davis of the Community Reinvestment Fund and formerly with Calvert Foundation

Employees Extend Holiday Cheer to More Than 37,200 K-12 Students

By Kara Burkett

As the holidays come to a close and students are returning to school, teachers across the country will have a special announcement for more than 37,200 students.  Their classroom project has been funded! 

Boeing Provides $15K Grant to Alabama Sustainable Energy Group

By Lucy Berry,

Originally published by on Jan. 21, 2016.

An educational program of the Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy has received a major boost from the Boeing Company.

CEO Daniel Tait said his nonprofit organization's hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program for Madison County students is the recipient of a $15,000 award from Boeing.

Avista Named 2015 Philanthropic Corporation of the Year by United Way

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Good People, Good Causes was the theme of the 2015 United Way Emerging Leaders Society Philanthropic Awards in Spokane, Wash. And that theme aptly describes Avista’s commitment to the communities that the company has proudly served for 126 years. Avista was one of eight finalists for Philanthropic Corporation of the Year and emerged as the winner in that category, reinforcing the company’s purpose of improving life’s quality with energy – safely, reliably and responsibly.

The 4 Key Parts of Impact Investing


The Four P’s of Impact Investing

By Justin Conway, Vice President of Investment Partnerships, Calvert Foundation, a nonprofit financial services firm that has helped thousands of investors channel over $1 billion in impact investments to social enterprises throughout the U.S. and around the world

Avista Supports Communities Through Seasonal Donations

Total giving for 2015 tops $2.7 million
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December 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Avista Corp. and the Avista Foundation announced 2015 seasonal giving totaling $505,000 to non-profit organizations in the company’s service territories in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Alaska. The funds will help support programs, including food banks, energy assistance, shelter and clothing, and holiday meals.


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