St. Luke's Magic Valley
Community Health Improvement Fund

In keeping with its mission, “to improve the health of people in our region,” St. Luke’s Magic Valley Regional Medical Center, Ltd (SLMV) is committed to improving the health of the communities it serves. As one way to achieve that goal and also provide effective stewardship and accountability for community resources, SLMV has established a Community Health Improvement (CHI) Fund to support, fund and implement community health improvement activities. The fund was established to provide financial support to organizations or groups that are working to improve the health of people in this region. The purpose of Community Health Improvement policy and leadership is:

 ‘St. Luke’s Magic Valley is committed to supporting, funding, and implementing collaborative community health improvement projects that improve the health status of the residents we serve.”

The Planning Committee of the SLMV Board of Directors oversees all CHIF activities, as delegated by the SLMV Board of Directors.

Funding Criteria

Funding will be considered for proposals for health-related services/activities that meet all of the following criteria:

  • Are project or program-based.  Benefit a geographic area served by St. Luke’s Magic Valley.  Priority shall be given to the eight counties of South Central Idaho. 
  • Address one or more of the following community health priorities:
      • Access to Care
      • Adult and Teen Weight Management and Fitness
      • Injury and Violence
      • Diabetes
      • Behavioral Health
  • Grant requests must address the cultural needs of the population served.  
  • Must be consistent with St. Luke’s Magic Valley mission, vision and values.
  • Demonstrate collaboration and coordination—not duplication—with other community organizations or
    St. Luke’s services and departments.  Must be able to describe actual mechanism between provider and/or organization.
  • Include an evaluation component based on measurable, predicted outcomes that demonstrates program effectiveness.

Limitations

It is the Contribution Committee’s policy not to approve funding for the following:

  • Political activities of any kind
  • Construction costs or capital campaigns
  • Endowment programs
  • Scholarships
  • Requests from individuals

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Have current 501(c)3 not-for-profit, tax-exempt status under IRS Code Section 170, or be a governmental agency/department or public educational institution
  • Operate under written articles of incorporation and by-laws or other written documents or statutes that define the applicant’s purposes, membership, management and operation.
  • Operate on a non-discriminatory basis in employment, recruitment of volunteers and delivery of services.
  • Demonstrate effective program performance and financial responsibility and accountability.

Operating Guidelines

    • Contributions shall be used solely for the requested purpose. Funded activities shall commence in a timely manner.
    • Recipients shall give appropriate acknowledgment to St. Luke’s Magic Valley in all promotional materials, activities and programs funded by the CHI Fund.
    • Recipients shall submit a project performance report indicating the actual use of the funds and the results of the project on a quarterly basis.

    Community health assessment shows these areas are underserved in our community.  Successful propsals will address these priorities:

    • Be consistent with the hospital's vision, mission, and values
    • Demonstrate collaboration and coordination with other organizations or services
    • Must include an evaluation component based on measurable, predicted outcomes
    • Preference will be given to projects that support multiple communities in South Central Idaho and Northern Nevada.

    Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on September 11, 2014. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Email the completed application and attachments to sandran@slhs.org as WORD attachments. In the subject field of the email header, type “CHI-Fund Application (Note:  emailed applications are preferred, however, in the event of technical difficulties, paper applications may be sent to:
    St. Luke’s Magic Valley, PO Box 409, Twin Falls ID 83303

    Please call 208-814-0022 to confirm receipt of application.

    For more information, please call Jody Tremblay at 814-0014 or email sandran@slhs.org.

    Download the Application Form:
    Word Document
    PDF Version


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