Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation announces Fast-Track Grant awards

“The Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation is pleased to announce its 3rd Round of Fast Track Grant awards to 23 area organizations in the Foundation’s Service Area, totaling $165,050”, says Desiree Prohaska, Executive Vice President & Chief Wealth Management Officer of Idaho Trust Bank, Trustee of the Foundation.

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, which include Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis and Nez Perce in Idaho; Asotin, Garfield and Whitman in Washington; and Wallowa in Oregon.

The Fast-Track Grant, is a quick turnaround grant of $2,500 to $10,000 intended for small nonprofits that focus on health, wellness or disease prevention. The Fast Track grant season for 2022 has come to a close. More information for future Fast-Track Grants can be found on the Foundation’s website at https://lewisclarkhealth.org.

Nonprofit organizations and government agencies from 15 cities in the Foundation’s Service Area are among the Fast-Track Grant recipients approved in May. The requests varied from medical care to food assistance.

Here is the list of organizations that received a Fast-Track Grant in the 3rd Round including the amount awarded, and what the grant funds will be used for:

  • Friends of Neill Public Library, Pullman, $10,000, Mobile Hotspot Loan Program.
  • Lewiston Independent Foundation for Life (LIFE) School Community Social Workers, Lewiston, $5,000, Student Emergency Health Fund.
  • Salmon River Senior Citizens Inc., Riggins, $2,100, Salmon River Transit.
  • Friendly Neighbors Senior Citizens, Inc., Moscow, $5,000, Meal Services.
  • Rotary Foundation of Wallowa County, Enterprise, $9,470, Imhana responders program and recruitment of new responders.
  • Palouse Alliance for Healthy Individuals, Families and Communities, Pullman, $4,000, Palouse Family Fair-Walk and Roll.
  • City of Culdesac, Culdesac, $10,000, Raising Hope Food Pantry.
  • City of Lewiston Park and Recreation Department, Lewiston, $10,000, Skinner Canyon Trails at Community Park.
  • Rosalia Volunteer Firefighters Association, Rosalia, $2,500, Stop the Bleed Training Program.
  • Garfield County Senior Super Citizens, Pomeroy, $7,200, Funding to pay the power bill for 1 year.
  • ICARE, Inc., Orofino, $10,000, Cancer Assistance and Recovery.
  • Clarkston Community Garden, Clarkston, $8,780, Tool shed and additional raised beds to grow food.
  • Tahoe QRU, Kooskia, $10,000, Capacity building.
  • J-K Senior Meals, Kendrick, $3,000, New stove.
  • Green Apple Project, Lewiston, $3,000, Autism support groups.
  • Deary Rural Fire and Ambulance, Deary, $7,500, EMS Fitness Program.
  • Wallowa Mountains Bicycle Club, Joseph, $2,500, Bikes for Kids.
  • Elk City Area Alliance, Inc., Elk City, $10,000, Elk City Medical Clinic Building Maintenance and Improvements.
  • Snake River Community Clinic, Lewiston, $10,000, Free Dental Clinic.
  • Families Together for People with Disabilities, Moscow, $10,000, Supplemental funding for eyeglasses and/or contacts.
  • Nez Perce County Board of Community Guardians, Lewiston, $5,000, Nez Perce County Board of Community Guardians.
  • County of Wallowa, Enterprise, $10,000, Wallowa County Air Room Air Purifier Distribution Program.
  • Reliance Ministries Inc., Lewiston, $10,000, Mobile Unit STD Program.

The Foundation’s larger “Impact Grant” Season is open now until July 31. The application is available on the Foundation’s website. Impact Grants are intended for requests from $25,000 to $100,000. Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate a commitment to long-term vision and projects that address the root causes that affect health, wellness, and help prevent disease. Community Advisors to the Foundation will review the Impact Grant applications and make grant award recommendations to the Trustee. The Trustee will notify the organizations that are selected for funding prior to November 15th.

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 at lewisclarkhealth.org or contact Idaho Trust Bank at 208-664-6448.