Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation Announces Opening of Large Impact Grant Season June 1st

The Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation is excited to announce the opening of its large Impact Grant Season on June 1st, 2024 to promote the health, wellness or disease prevention of persons within the Foundation’s Service Area.

The Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation’s large Impact Grant Program funds one-year requests to support projects and initiatives that promote the health, wellness, and disease prevention of persons within the Foundation Service Area in a manner that respects the religious, ethical, and moral principles of the Roman Catholic Church and adheres to the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. The Foundation Service Area includes nine counties: Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis and Nez Perce in Idaho; Asotin, Garfield and Whitman in Washington; and Wallowa in Oregon.

The large Impact Grant is intended for requests ranging from $25,000 to $100,000. Priority for these grants are given to applicants that demonstrate a commitment to long-term vision and projects that address the root causes that affect health, improve wellness, and help prevent disease. The large Impact Grant application will be available on the Foundation’s website at lewisclarkhealth.org beginning June 1, 2024. Impact Grant applications are due by July 31, 2024.

Starting in August, the Board of 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 15, 2024.

“In 2023, the Foundation awarded 15 Large Impact Grants totaling over $850,000 to area nonprofit agencies and this year we look forward to continuing to fund projects and initiatives that meet the Foundation charitable purpose,” said Desiree Prohaska.

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. Applications 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.