In 2020 the Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation’s Impact Grant Program will fund one-year requests to support projects and initiatives that promote health, wellness, and disease prevention within LCVHF’S nine-county region. 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. We anticipate that most grants will be between $25,000 – $75,000 but will consider compelling requests in any amount. Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate a commitment to a long-term vision, an emphasis on building significant partnerships, and projects that are addressing the root causes or “upstream factors” that affect health, wellness, and disease prevention.
The community needs and opportunities assessment conducted by Innovia (which report is available on the LCVHF website) provides good information concerning the healthcare related needs in our region. Both the social determinants of a healthy community as well as direct access and the provision of health care are important factors.
The Foundation looks forward to supporting non-profit agencies in responding to those needs.
The Impact Grant process is a 2-stage process. Applicants first submit a Letter of Interest, which briefly outlines your proposal. The Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation will review LOIs and invite full proposals for organizations and efforts whose work seems best aligned with our purpose and most likely to have the type of impact we seek.
2020 Impact Grant Timeline
March 16: Letter of Interest (LOI) application available
June 1: LOI due
July 1: LOI applicants receive either a denial or an invitation to submit a full application
Sept 1: Full 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, and disease prevention for residents of our nine-county service area.
- The Foundation makes grants to tax-exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) classifications and to federal, state, and local governments if the entity will use the grant funds to further their charitable purposes.
- Funding will be granted 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.
- 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.