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St. Luke’s Awards Grants to 74 Non-profits Working to Improve Health

By Amy Stahl, News and Community
January 29, 2016
Grant recipients of the 2016 St. Luke’s Community Health Improvement Fund include Boys & Girls Club of Ada County, Nampa, and Western Treasure Valley. Each location was awarded grant money to support the Triple Play program

Seventy-four local non-profit organizations have been selected to receive St. Luke’s community health grants.

The 2015-2016 grants totaling more than $400,000 were awarded through the St. Luke’s Community Health Improvement Fund (CHIF), a longstanding community benefit program that provides financial support for community health improvement activities.

“St. Luke’s has long been committed to improving the health of the communities we serve,” said Chris Roth, Senior Vice President & COO of St. Luke’s Health System. “We are happy to partner with and support these organizations that align with our mission.”

Local organizations that received 2015-2016 CHIF grants include:

  • Ada County Medical Society Foundation – High school physicals
  • American Cancer Society – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and nine Relay for Life events
  • American Heart Association (Idaho) – Healthy Kids, Healthy Families, Healthy Communities
  • American Lung Association (Idaho) – Community Lung Health Partnership
  • Assistance League of Boise – Baby Bundles
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho – Mentoring Matters
  • Blaine County Senior Council – The Connection Club
  • Boise Art Museum – Annual gala
  • Boise Parks & Recreation – Idaho Youth Adaptive Sports Camp
  • Boise Public Schools Foundation – Lifetime Movers
  • Boise Rescue Mission – Mental health program
  • Boise State University – Children’s Miracle Network dance marathon
  • Boise Urban Garden School – Youth programming
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County – Triple Play
  • Boys & Girls Club of Nampa – Triple Play
  • Boys & Girls Club of Western Treasure Valley – Triple Play
  • Camp Rainbow Gold – Share Your Heart Ball
  • Camp River Run – Three quarterly day camps
  • Cancer Connection Idaho – Gentle Movement
  • Canyon County Community Clinic – Where Health and Wellness Meet
  • Cascade Food Pantry – Completion of Pride of the Pantry Plots
  • Casting for Recovery – Southern Idaho program
  • Children's Home Society – Community Support Program and “World Tour” gala
  • Create Common Good – Healthy Feeding Program
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Boise Great Strides
  • Downtown Boise Association – Kids Ride at Twilight Criterium
  • Expedition Inspiration – Be Inspired Dinner
  • Family Advocates – Baby Steps Prenatal Education
  • Friends in Action – 5th Annual Caregiver Conference & Legacy Corps Caregiver Support
  • Friendship Clinic – Health care services
  • Genesis World Mission – Garden City clinic operations
  • Girl Scouts of the Silver Sage – Outdoor Immersion Program
  • Girls on the Run Idaho – Spring program
  • Idaho Children's Trust Fund – Initiative to Reduce Child Sex Abuse
  • Idaho Diabetes Youth Program (Camp Hodia) – Diabetes youth programs
  • Idaho Food Bank – School Pantry
  • Idaho Immunization Coalition – Immunization Summit 2016
  • Idaho Medical Association – Annual meeting
  • Idaho State University – Complex Registry and ISU Counseling Services
  • Idaho Voices for Children – Children’s Champion Luncheon
  • Idaho Walk Bike – Idaho Walk Bike Summit
  • Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation – 2016 Fall Symposium
  • Jayden De Luca Foundation – Masquerade Ball
  • Junior Achievement of Idaho – JA in a Day Initiative
  • Learning Lab – Healthy Families Literacy Program & Lunch for Literacy
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Light the Night Walk
  • March of Dimes Foundation – Campaign to End Premature Birth
  • Mercy Housing Northwest-Idaho – Resident Service Program
  • Nampa Civic Center – Senior Fair
  • Nampa Family Justice Center of Idaho – Abuse in Later Life Program
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (Boise chapter) – In Our Own Voice
  • National Hemophilia Association – Idaho Hemophilia Walk and Carnival
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Walk MS: Southern Idaho
  • Northwest Nazarene University – Roger Curran X-Country Race
  • One Stone – Project Good Prototype
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – Purple Stride Boise 2016
  • Reel Recovery – 2016 Reel Recovery Retreat
  • River Discovery – 2016 Retreat
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho – Share a Night
  • Serve Idaho – 2016 Serve Idaho Conference
  • Snake River Stampede – Stampede for the Cure
  • Special Olympics Idaho – SO Fit Program
  • St. Luke's McCall Foundation and Salmon River Seniors – Salmon River Transit/Connecting U
  • Surviving Hearts Cancer Support Group – An Evening at the Willows Creekside
  • Susan G. Komen (Idaho-Montana) – Boise Race for the Cure
  • Terry Reilly Health Services – SANE Solutions and Annual gala
  • Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery – Resources for families in need
  • Treasure Valley Family YMCA – Multiple programs
  • Treasure Valley Food Coalition – Expand mobile market service area
  • Valley Regional Transit/ACHD Commuteride – May in Motion
  • Vandal Scholarship Fund – Gala
  • Weiser Memorial Hospital Foundation – Festival of Trees
  • West Ada Education Foundation – Fitness Gram
  • Women’s and Children’s Alliance – SueB Memorial 5k Walk/Run and financial literacy tools

The CHIF grant criteria gives special consideration to proposals that address one or more of the priorities identified in the Community Health Needs Assessment, a data-based report produced by St. Luke’s in collaboration with community partners.

Applications for the 2016-2017 fiscal year will be available August 1. Please view the application guidelines.

About The Author

Amy Stahl formerly worked in the Communications and Marketing department at St. Luke's.