The Fast-Track Grant is a quick turnaround grant of up to $10,000 to support efforts and organizations that promote the health, wellness, or disease prevention of persons in our nine-county service area. This region includes Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis and Nez Perce Counties in Idaho; Asotin, Garfield and Whitman Counties in Washington; and, Wallowa County in Oregon. While any organization can apply, Fast-Track Grants are especially intended for small, health and wellness focused nonprofits with annual operating budgets of under $250,000 that are serving our most rural communities.
Funds can be used to support programs and projects, capital expenses, capacity building, or general operating costs. Funds are awarded monthly and must be spent within a year from being granted. Organizations can receive one Fast-Track grant per year. Please note: Fast Track Grants are subject to eligibility, fit, and available funds. The Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation reserves the right to deny funding to organizations that are not a clear fit with our purpose.
2021 Fast Track Timeline:
Fast-Track applications can be submitted after March 1st. Fast Track applications will not be accepted after May 31. Applicants are typically notified within 60 days whether or not their application has been approved.
- Funds will support efforts and entities that promote the health, wellness, or disease prevention of persons within the Foundation Service Area.
- The Foundation makes grants to Qualified Organizations. These organizations are defined as: (a) A charitable organization exempt under I.R.C.§501(c)(3); or (b) a governmental or public organization described in I.R.C. § 170(c)(1) (political subdivisions of a state or federal government) or I.R.C. § 511(a)(2)(B) (state colleges and universities), even if it is not described in I.R.C. § 501(c)(3), provided that any grant to such governmental or public organization must be made exclusively for charitable purposes as described in I.R.C. § 170(c)(2)(B), subject to any additional limitations under 26 C.F.R. § 53.4945-5(a)(4), or corresponding provisions of any subsequent Federal tax laws.
- Funding will be granted only to organizations that do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.
The Foundation does not fund:
- Operating deficits or the retirement of debt
- Endowment funds
- Redistribution of our funds via sub-grants.
- Funding of multi-year grants.
- Lobbying as defined by the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 4945(d)(1).
- Activities that support political candidates or voter registration drives as defined in IRC section 4945(d)(2).
- Activities that do not respect the religious, ethical, and moral principles of the Roman Catholic Church adhering to the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.