Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation opens 4th year of grant cycle

The Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation grant cycle is now accepting applications from organizations seeking Fast-Track Grants, with the larger Impact Grants opening on June 1st.

Last year, the Foundation awarded 63 grants totaling more than $1.12 million in the nine-county area it serves. The Foundation expects to award over a million dollars again this year in grants.

The charitable purpose of the Foundation is to promote the health, wellness, or disease prevention of persons within the Foundation Service Area in a manner that respects the religious, ethical, and more 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.

Last year, the Foundation awarded more than $340,000 in Fast-Track Grants.

The Fast-Track Grant is a quick turnaround grant of up to $10,000 to support efforts and organizations that promote health, wellness, or disease prevention. The grants are intended for small, health and wellness focused nonprofits with annual operating budgets of under $250,000 that are serving the most rural communities. Applications can be submitted now through May 31st.

The larger Impact Grants are intended for requests up to $75,000. 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.

The Foundation awarded more than $625,000 in Impact Grants in 2020.

The application to apply for a large Impact Grant will be available on June 1st. Qualifying organizations will be notified before November 15th.

For more information on the grant process, visit the Foundation’s website at lewisclarkhealth.org.