A foundation established as a condition of St. Joseph Regional Medical Centerâ€™s conversion to a for-profit business will distribute about $700,000 this year.
Organizations in north central Idaho, southeastern Washington and Wallowa County, Ore., are eligible.
The Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation has two categories of grants. One is for requests of as much as $75,000. Letters of interest for those are due by midnight Aug. 1.
Some will be invited to fill out a full application after the letters are reviewed by a board of community advisers. Winners will be announced in December.
A second â€śfast-track small grantâ€ť category is new this year. A total of $150,000 has been earmarked for initiatives of no more than $5,000 in rural communities, to be picked monthly. (Lewiston Tribune)