Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation announces the 3rd Round of Fast Track Small Grant awards

“The Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation continues to support the needs of the community by awarding $132,000 in Fast-Track small grants to 20 area organizations bringing the total amount awarded in Fast-Track small grants this year to over $390,000” said Desiree Prohaska, Executive Vice President & Chief Wealth Management Officer of Idaho Trust Bank, Trustee of the Foundation.

Nonprofit organizations and government agencies from nine cities in the Foundation’s Service Area are among the final Fast-Track small grant recipients this year. The requests varied from community empowerment and healthcare literacy to Dance for Parkinson’s in the area.

Here is the list of organizations that were recently awarded a Fast-Track small grant, the amount of the grant awarded, and what the funds will be used for.

  • Reliance Ministries, Lewiston, ID, $8,000, Sexual Assault Survivor Exams, support and care.
  • Clarkston Community Garden, Clarkston, WA, $5,000, operating expenses.
  • Clearwater County Senior Citizens Inc., Orofino, ID, $8,000, operating funds.
  • Lewis-Clark State College Foundation, Lewiston, ID, $5,000, Community empowerment and healthcare literacy.
  • The Green Apple Project, Clarkston, WA, $8,000, Sensory friendly equipment and activities.
  • Moscow Contemporary, Moscow, ID, $8,000, Dance for Parkinson’s.
  • Lewiston School District HUB (Lewiston Independent Foundation for Education) (L.I.F.E.), Lewiston, ID, $7,500, Upgrading an unreliable freezer and Student Medical Needs.
  • Kamiah Senior Citizens Society Inc., Kamiah, ID, $8,000, Providing meals for Seniors in Kamiah.
  • Clearwater Economic Development Association, Lewiston, ID, $4,000, Operation Red File.
  • Clearwater Memorial Public Library, Orofino, ID, $4,000, Purchase of AEDs (Automated external defibrillator), cabinets for storing defibrillators and first aid items, and training for use and CPR.
  • St. James Episcopal Church, Pullman, WA, $8,000, Weekend Backpack Food and Food for Families Programs.
  • Lewis Clark District Council of St. Vincent de Paul, Clarkston, WA, $6,000, Overall Family Health and Wellness.
  • Camas Prairie Preschool, White Bird, ID, $5,000, Empowering Early Development.
  • Salmon River Senior Citizens, Inc., Riggins, ID, $6,000, Congregate Community Mealsite.
  • LC Valley Youth Resource Center, Lewiston, ID, $9,000, The Village (Transitional Tiny House Village)
  • The Jonah Project, Spokane, WA, $8,000, Training Rural Communities.
  • Snake River Community Clinic, Lewiston, ID, $5,000, Project Breath.
  • LC Valley Resilience Coalition (LCVRC), Clarkston, WA, $3,500, Resilience Coalition Conference-Community Connections & Resilience.
  • First Church of God, Clarkston, WA, $8,000, Finding Freedom Celebrate Recovery.

“Although the Fast-Track small grant season is now closed, the Foundation’s larger Impact Grant season is currently open and accepting applications”, said Desiree Prohaska. Applications are available on the website and are intended for requests up to $100,000. Priority is given to applications 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 deadline to submit an Impact Grant application is July 31.

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.

Idaho Trust Bank administers the Foundation as the 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.