Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation announces 2nd Round of Fast-Track Grant awards

The Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation awards over $106,000 to 13 area organizations during its 2nd round of Fast-Track Grants.

Nonprofit organizations and government agencies from 8 cities in the Foundation’s Service Area are among the Fast-Track Grant recipients recently approved. Below is a list of organizations that received a Fast-Track Grant including the amount awarded, and what the grant funds will be used for:

  • J-K Senior Meals, Kendrick, $9,000, Handicapped approach to Senior Center, and electrical upgrade.
  • Chief Joseph Summer Camp, Enterprise, $10,000, New and replacement camp equipment and sports equipment.
  • Wallowa Mountains Hells Canyon Trails Association, Enterprise, $3,000, Wallowa Mountains Exercise Trails Project.
  • Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps, Lewiston, $3,240, Clearwater Basin YCC First Aid and CPR and helmet upgrades.
  • AARC, Lewiston, $10,000, 2022 Operating Budget.
  • Inland Oasis, Moscow, $7,500, West Side Food Pantry.
  • Community On Call, Clarkston, $10,000, Women who are dealing with loss.
  • Gina Quesenberry Foundation, Lewiston, $10,000, Travel Assistance Program for Breast Cancer Patients.
  • Senior Citizens Dollar a Month Club, Inc., Grangeville, $10,000, Window Replacement.
  • Stone Bridge Reentry Service, Clarkston, $10,000, Reentry Resources.
  • Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC), Kamiah, $10,000, Garden to Table.
  • Friends of Asotin Lions, Asotin, $3,500, Lions Diaper Pantry.
  • Family Promise of the Palouse, Moscow, $10,000, Mental and Supplemental Healthcare Assistance Fund.

The Foundation’s Fast-Track Grant Season is open for three months from March 1st through May 31st. The grants are reviewed and awarded monthly. Community Advisors to the Foundation review the Fast- Track Grant applications and make grant award recommendations to the Trustee. Idaho Trust Bank administers the Foundation as its Trustee.

The Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation funds grants to promote the health, wellness, or disease prevention of persons in the Foundation’s three-state, nine-county service area, as follows: Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis and Nez Perce in Idaho; Asotin, Garfield and Whitman in Washington; and Wallowa in Oregon.

Information about Fast-Track Grants can be found on the Foundation’s website at lewisclarkhealth.org.

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. Those eligible to apply for grants are nonprofit tax-exempt organizations with 501(c)(3) classification from the IRS, and governmental entities or government or public organizations 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.. All proposals must be for health, wellness, or disease prevention to qualify.

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