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

The Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation has approved $143,520 in Fast-Track Grants to 19 area organizations in the Foundation’s Service Area, LCVHF officials have announced.

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: 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. Fast-Track Grant applications can be submitted through May 31. 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.

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

Nonprofit organizations and government agencies from 10 cities in the Foundation’s Service Area are among the Fast-Track Grant recipients approved in April. The requests varied from nutrition to Veteran outreach support.

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

  • Valley Community Center, Clarkston, $6,000, Operating Expenses.
  • LC Crew, Lewiston, $10,000, Shoes, Socks and Snow Boots for Children in the LC Valley in need Program.
  • Juliaetta/Kendrick Good Samaritan Food Bank, Kendrick/Juliaetta, $3,000, provide food to community families on an emergency basis.
  • Latah Alliance on Mental Illness (LAMI), Moscow, $5,720, Life Skills and Nutrition Education.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Baker-Lind Post 3913, Kendrick, $4,500, handicap capability in restrooms.
  • NAMI, Lewiston, $7,000, Crisis Intervention Team Training.
  • First Christian Church (DOC), Clarkston, $10,000, the Red Door Kitchen.
  • Homes of Hope, Clarkston, $10,000, Programs and Operations.
  • The Kids Klub, Inc., Grangeville, $5,000, The Kids Klub Youth Development Center.
  • Family Promise of LC Valley, Lewiston, $10,000, Diaper Bank Program and Family Shelter Program.
  • Tough As Nails, Rosalia, $5,000, Activity Kit Sponsorship.
  • Prairie Mountain Nutrition, Inc., Cottonwood, $7,500, General Operations.
  • VFW Post 1443, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Clarkston, $10,000, Veteran Outreach Center Operations.
  • Lacrosse Community Outreach, Lacrosse, $10,000, Foodbank to Help People of Lacrosse.
  • Lewiston-Clarkston Sunrise Rotary Club, Lewiston, $5,000, Veteran Challenge Coin.
  • Creating Memories for Disabled Children, WA $10,000, Renovation of the Lodge at Camp Property.
  • Interlink, Inc., Clarkston, $10,000, Safety Operating Support.
  • Heart of the Arts, Inc., Moscow, $4,800, the Little Free Pantry.
  • Enterprise Education Foundation, Enterprise, $10,000, Enterprise Collaborative Playground Project.

The Foundation’s larger “Impact Grant” Season will open June 1st. The Impact Grant application will be available on the website on June 1st. 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. Impact Grant applications are due before July 31. 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 or contact Idaho Trust Bank at 208-664-6448.