Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation is now open for larger Impact Grants applications

The Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation is now open for Impact Grants applications of up to $75,000 on the Foundation’s website.

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

The application for Impact Grants can be found starting June 1 at lewisclarkhealth.org. Priority for these grants are given to nonprofit or government agency 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. Grant applications can be for capital expenditures or operating expenses as well as for existing or new programs that are within the nine-county area.

The Foundation’s Impact Grants will not fund endowments, scholarships, or fundraising events, or to cover operation deficits or the retirement of debt. The grants also won’t fund ongoing expenses being a single grant award or redistribution of the Foundation’s funds through sub-grants. Multi-year grants also are excluded from eligibility.

The Impact Grant applications are due July 31.

Starting in August, 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.

In 2020, the Foundation awarded $625,888 from 14 area nonprofit agencies.

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 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.