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St. Luke’s Awards More Than $580,000 to Local Not-For-Profit Organizations

The Idaho March of Dimes Walk is a recipient of the 2014 Community Health Fund.
March 14, 2014

St. Luke’s Health System has awarded $581,800 to 41 non-profit organizations in the Treasure Valley that are working to improve the quality of life for people in the region.

The funding was provided through the St. Luke’s Community Health Improvement Fund, which is a longstanding community benefit program to provide financial and in-kind support to organizations.

Each year, St. Luke’s accepts funding proposal from eligible not-for-profit organizations that address health maintenance, health education, improved access to health care services, prevention, wellness, and other health-related activities. Applicants also had to demonstrate collaboration and coordination with other community organizations including St. Luke’s.

“These organizations are all making notable efforts to improve the health care in our region,” said Chris Roth, CEO of St. Luke’s Treasure Valley. “We are happy to show our support to these organizations that align with our vision.”

St. Luke’s utilizes a review committee to evaluate applications and make funding decisions. This year, grants ranged in size from $500 to $30,300.  Applications for the 2014 2015 fiscal year will be available June 1.

 Recipients of St. Luke’s 2014 Community Health Improvement Fund:

  • American Cancer Society – Relay for Life
  • American Heart Association – Heart Ball & Heart Walk and other events
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of SW Idaho – Magical Moments annual fundraiser
  • Boise Art Museum – support for annual gala
  • Boise Philharmonic Association – support for fundraising gala
  • Boise Education Foundation – Lifetime Movers Program
  • Boise Rescue Mission – support of mission’s mental health program
  • Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS): support BUGS programs and education
  • Boys and Girls Club of Ada: support of Wild West Auction fundraiser
  • Boys and Girls Club of Nampa: support of annual fundraiser
  • Cancer Connection: support of Idaho programs
  • Canyon County Community Clinic – Administration costs to extend service
  • Children’s Home Society – support of mental and behavior health services
  • Children’s Home Society –Culinary World Tour gala
  • Downtown Boise Association – support of free Kid’s Ride during 2014 Twilight Criterium event
  • Family Advocates – support of new home visiting volunteers
  • Friends in Action – support of one-day education event for family caregivers
  • Fruitland High School – support of student services
  • Genesis World Mission – operation costs of Garden City Community Clinic
  • Idaho Diabetes Youth Programs – support of 2014 Camp Hodia program
  • Idaho Foodbank – Foodbank backpack programs
  • Idaho Medical Association – 2014 IMA Annual Meeting & House of Delegates
  • Idaho Meth Project, Inc. – Neon Swing event
  • Idaho Voices for Children support for Children’s Champion Lunch event
  • Jayden DeLuca Foundation – support 4th Annual Masquerade Ball and other fundraising efforts
  • Komen for the Cure – community health sponsorship of 2014 Race
  • Learning Lab Inc. – support of Lunch for Literacy Fundraiser 2014 and health literacy curriculum
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – annual Light the Night Walk event
  • March of Dimes – March for Babies and other events
  • Mercy Housing Northwest Idaho – support of health and nutrition programs
  • Meridian Education Foundation – support of classroom grants initiatives for health-related proposals
  • Northwest Nazarene University –table sponsorship at NNU’s Centennial Gala and 2014 Fall Community Fair
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – Purple Strides Fundraiser
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho – Share a Night event
  • Shoot for a Cure – event expenses
  • Snake River Stampede – awareness campaign support and no cost mammograms to Treasure Valley women
  • Idaho Academy of Family Physicians – 2014 Tar Wars Calendar Project
  • Terry Reilly Health Services – Bob LeBow Bike Tour and Gala
  • Treasure Valley Family YMCA – 2014 Strong Kids Campaign and other programs and events
  • U of I Governor’s Gala – Vandal Scholarship Fund
  • Women’s and Children’s Alliance – Healing Beings with Hope breakfast event and Tribute to Women and Industry lunch event

For more information, contact Kirsten Atkinson, Public Relations Intern, at (208) 381-2892 or