Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation

Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation 2019-12-11T17:16:22+00:00

Fast-Track Small Grant Grant Season is Now Closed

Fast-Track funds have been exhausted for the year.  Please register for our newsletter to receive notice of when it becomes available.

The Fast-Track Small Grant is a quick turnaround grant of up to $5,000. This grant is intended for small nonprofits that focus on health, wellness, and disease prevention; have an annual operating budget of less than $250,000; especially encouraging, but not limited to, rural communities. Fast-Track Small Grant applications can be submitted at any time during the year and will be rewarded on a monthly basis until the $150,000 in funding runs out. (Limit 1 Fast Track Grant Award per organization, per year.) Application window will be open from July 1, 2019 to November 1, 2019; with grants awarded monthly.

Large Impact Grant Season is Now Closed

The larger impact grant is for grants up to $75,000 but the Foundation will consider compelling requests in any amount. Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate a commitment to long-term vision, building partnerships, and projects that address the root causes that promote health, wellness, and disease prevention. (Organizations may submit more than 1 Large/Impact Grant Application per year.)  Application window will be open from July 1, 2019 to August 1, 2019.

Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation is Taking Applications for Membership on Board of Community Advisors

The Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation is now taking applications from persons wanting to serve on its Board of Community Advisors.

Interested persons should live in one of the nine counties which are served by the Foundation: Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, or Nez Perce counties in Idaho; Asotin, Garfield, or Whitman counties in Washington; or Wallowa County in Oregon.

The primary responsibility of the Board of Community Advisors is to advise to the Foundation’s trustee in the distribution of the Foundation’s philanthropic contributions to health and welfare projects throughout the region. In 2018 the Foundation distributed over $250,000 to more than 20 different grant projects in its first year of grantmaking. For 2019 the Foundation is expected give out $900,000 in grants.

The board is looking to fill two current vacancies on its 15-member board.

The Foundation was established by Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden with $25 million in proceeds from the sale and conversion of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston to a for-profit hospital. The initial board of 15 was selected by the Attorney General from among applicants who lived in the Lewis-Clark Valley.

Over time, the goal is to diversify the board both geographically and with a multitude of skills and interests. Prospective board members need to be willing to travel to Lewiston for board meetings on the evening of the third Wednesday of each month.

Click below to apply. Once completed, applicants should submit their application online. Paper applications can be obtained by contacting the Foundation trustee, Idaho Trust Bank, at (208) 664-6448. Review of applications will begin on Monday, November 11, 2019.

Please click here if you are interested in applying for the LCVHF Board of Community Advisors.

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About the Foundation

The Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare (LCVH) Foundation was established by the Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden in agreement with Ascension Health and RCCH Healthcare Partners after the sale of St. Joseph Hospital. The LCVH Foundation administers a $25-million endowment that will benefit the health needs in the nine county region the hospital once served. Those counties are Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis and Nez Perce in northern Idaho; Asotin, Garfield and Whitman in southeastern Washington; and Wallowa in northeastern Oregon.