Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation announces 2021 Large Impact Grant Awards

The Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation has approved 10 Large Impact Grants totaling $620,950.00 to area nonprofit agencies to promote health, wellness or disease prevention of persons within a three-state, nine-county area: Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis and Nez Perce in Idaho; Asotin, Garfield and Whitman in Washington; and Wallowa in Oregon.

The Foundation’s Large Impact Grant season opened June 1 and applications were due July 31. Community Advisors to the Foundation reviewed the Large Impact Grant applications and made grant award recommendations to the Trustee. “We appreciate this opportunity to serve our region and support our not-for-profit partners. Improving health requires a broad view on our community needs, and I am grateful to our Board and to the Grant applicants for their efforts”, commented Board of Community Advisors Chairman, Dr. John Rusche.

The Large Impact Grants are intended for requests up to $75,000 and priority is given to applicants that demonstrate a commitment to long-term vision and projects that have a close nexus to improving health, wellness, and help prevent disease in the Foundation Service Area.

Below is the list of organizations that were approved by the Trustee to receive a Large Impact Grant including the amount awarded and what the grant funds will be used for:

  • Snake River Community Clinic, $69,500, HEALER project: Integrated Health for the Underserved.
  • Community Health Association of Spokane (dba, CHAS Health), $39,000, Patient Voucher Program.
  • The Salvation Army, $75,000, Warming Center.
  • LC Valley Youth Resource Center Inc., $75,000, Youth Resource Center.
  • Upper Clearwater Community Foundation, $75,000, Kamiah Community Pool Renovation,
  • WSU Foundation for Elson S Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University, $75,000, Range Community Clinic Mobile Health Unit.
  • Twin County United Way, $30,000, Kindergarten Readiness.
  • Garfield County Fire District 1 , $32,000, Cardiac Monitor.
  • Lewiston High School Health & Physical Education Department, $75,000, Get Outside Modernizing Outdoor Recreation.
  • WSU for NWPB Northwest Public Broadcasting, $75,000, Healthcare Reporting.

Earlier this year, the Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation awarded 67 Small Fast Track grants totaling $499,963, bringing the total awarded during 2021 by the Foundation to over $1,120,000.00. The 2021 Grant Recipients will be recognized at a Virtual Grant Award Celebration on December 8, 2021 at 5 p.m. PST.

The Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation was established in 2017 by Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden as part of the sale of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center by Ascension Health to RCCH Healthcare Partners. The Idaho Attorney General’s office established specific guidelines for the grants and the Foundation’s Board of Community Advisors reviews and recommends the grants to be made. Those eligible to apply for grants are nonprofit tax-exempt organizations with 501(c)(3) classification from the IRS, or governmental entities, if used exclusively for charitable purposes of the trust. All proposals must be for health, wellness or disease prevention to qualify.

Idaho Trust Bank administers the Foundation as its Trustee. For more information on the Foundation or the grant process, visit the Foundation’s website or contact Idaho Trust Bank at 208-664-6448.