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Heathcare grants will follow sale of St. Joseph's Hospital

 

June 28, 2018 | View PDF



Representatives of the Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation announced short-form applications are being accepted through June 30 from community leaders in the region to apply for more than $250,000 in grants to be awarded by the foundation in 2018.

The grants will be distributed later this year to programs that are working to improve the health of individuals and communities in north central Idaho, southeastern Washington and Wallowa County Oregon.

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 in Lewiston by Ascension Health to RCCH Healthcare Partners. With the hospital moving from nonprofit to for-profit status, the LCVH Foundation was created to serve as a long-term regional resource and received $23 million from the seller and another $2 million from RCCH Healthcare Partners to fulfill its philanthropic mission.

“The foundation hopes to partner with other organizations in the joint goal of addressing the health and wellness needs of the people of this region,” said Mark M. Havens, Chairman of the Board of Community Advisors for the foundation. “We encourage local organizations to bring us your best ideas which need funding to achieve this goal.”

The Idaho Attorney General’s office set up specific guidelines as to which categories of organizations are eligible to apply and what kind of grants may receive funds. Those eligible to apply for grants are nonprofit tax-exempt organizations with 501(c)(3) classification from the IRS, and governmental entities, if used exclusively for charitable purposes of the trust. All proposals must be for health, wellness or disease prevention to qualify.

The foundation will fund successful grant proposals that meet the needs of residents in Nez Perce, Latah, Idaho, Lewis and Clearwater counties in Idaho; Asotin, Garfield and Whitman counties in Washington; and Wallowa County in Oregon.

 
 

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