CHC Foundation Awards 25 Grants

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Printed on Thursday, May 21, 2009

The CHC Foundation Inc. recently awarded grants totaling $266,138 to 25 nonprofit organizations throughout the area.

The foundation, created in the mid-1980s by the money that came from the liquidation of Parkview Hospital in Idaho Falls, awards grants every spring and fall.

The money comes from the interest on what the foundation has invested, and it goes to tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations in eastern Idaho for capital.

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Here's a list of the grants awarded:

Family Safety Network, Driggs: $3,600 for software programs

Shelley School District, Hazel Stuart Elementary: $3,000 for audio-books

Idaho Falls Family YMCA: $4,219 for replacement of the drain at Reinhart Swimming Pool

FREEMED, Idaho Falls: $2,331 for a computer, LCD monitor project and cabinets

Teton Regional Land Trust Inc., Driggs: $2,500 for an HP Designer Plotter program

Shelley School District, Donald Hobbs Middle School: $2,000 for library books

EICAP, Idaho Falls: $125,000 The Haven, completion of an activity center

Sugar-Salem School District, Sugar-Salem High School: $4,821 for interior workroom and storage

Strings for Kids, Idaho Falls: $1,250 for violins for school instructional program

Idaho Falls School District 91 PACE Program: $6,036 for six laptops

Butte School District, Arco Elementary: $5,000 for playground equipment

Bonneville Joint School District 93, Cloverdale Elementary: $5,000 for playground equipment

Family Crisis Center, Rexburg: $13,147 for a forensic analysis computer and software for use within the region

The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls: $9,629 to build a storage shed and pad

Rigby City Library: $3,150 for circulation equipment

Blackfoot Community Center: $18,800 for a kitchen remodeling

Upper Carmen Public Charter School: $9,000 for upper elementary science program

Lemhi After School Promise Program, Salmon: $4,160 for appliances for the summer food program

Shelley School District, Stuart Elementary: $2,990 for equipment for elementary music program

Shelley School District, Sunrise Elementary: $3,995 for library book project

Firth School District, Firth High School: $5,000 for wrestling equipment

Firth School District, Firth High School: $12,000 for the auditorium drape project

White Pine Charter School, Idaho Falls: $3,990 for 10 cordless headset microphones

Shelley School District, Stuart Elementary: $1,520 for equipment for the storytelling project

KISU/Friends of Public Television, Pocatello: $14,000 for studio lighting equipment