Large Impact Grant Season Is Now Closed


In 2021 the Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation’s Impact Grant Program will fund one-year requests to support projects and initiatives that promote the health, wellness, or disease prevention of persons within the Foundation Service Area in a manner that respects the religious, ethical, and more principles of the Roman Catholic Church and adheres to the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.. The Foundation Service Area includes nine counties: Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis and Nez Perce Counties in Idaho; Asotin, Garfield and Whitman Counties in Washington; and, Wallowa County in Oregon.

The large Impact Grant is intended for requests up to $75,000..Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate a commitment to a long-term vision, and projects that address the root causes that affect health, wellness, and help prevent disease.

The Foundation looks forward to supporting non-profit agencies in responding to those needs.

The application to apply for a large Impact Grant will be available on the website at on June 1, 2021. Community Advisors to the Foundation will review the large Impact Grant applications and make grant award recommendations to the Trustee. The Trustee will notify organizations that are selected for funding prior to November 15th.

2021 Impact Grant Timeline

June 1:  Impact Grant application available 

July 31:  Impact Grant application due

Nov 1:  Grant decisions made, and applicants notified

General Eligibility for a Grant:

  • Funds will support efforts and entities that promote the health, wellness, or disease prevention of persons within the Foundation Service Area. .
  • The Foundation is restricted to making 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 for capital expenditures or operating expenses.
  • Funding for existing programs or new programs to be created that promote the health, wellness or disease prevention of persons within the Foundation Service Area.

 The Foundation does not fund:

  • Funding for endowment funds, scholarships, fundraising events (including “sponsorships”), to cover operation deficits or the retirement of debt; ongoing expenses beyond a single grant award, per grant cycle; redistribution of our funds via sub-grants.
  • Funding for organizations that will discriminate in the operation of their proposed project on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.
  • Funding of multi-year grants.