CHC Names Nonprofit Awardees

The foundation has awarded $235,966 to 22 organizations.

Post Register
Printed on Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The CHC Foundation Inc. has awarded grants totaling $235,966 to 22 nonprofit organizations throughout the area during its latest funding cycle.

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

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

City of Moore: street signs, $1,475

Mud Lake Historical Society: re-roof historical building, $10,000

Idaho International Dance Festival, Rexburg: purchase United Nations flags, $6,189

St. Anthony VFW Post No. 9425: replace stove and refrigerator, $1,800

Sugar-Salem School District 322: playground equipment, Central Elementary, $5,000

Idaho Falls Senior Citizens Community Center: business computer system, $4,722

Lillian Valley School, Blackfoot: linoleum for dining room, $4,366

Idaho Falls Family YMCA: basketball hoops, $5,954

Friends of the Teton River-Driggs: stream flow technology, computer and global positioning system, $3,104

City of Rexburg: Westwood Theater lobby restoration, $8,100

Teton Valley Museum, Driggs: Veterans room glass front display, $3,294

Mackay Free Library District: window replacement, $3,271

EICAP-Haven, Idaho Falls: GED preparation program, $1,500

Challis Arts Council: interior renovation, $7,350

Rigby City Library: family literacy project, $1,400

Idaho Falls Opera Theatre: music, costumes and tools, $3,200

Idaho Falls School District 91: A.H. Bush Elementary horticulture program, $5,350

Butte County School District 111, Arco: Butte High School teen consumer program sewing machines, $4,000

Idaho Falls Arts Council: purchase adjacent building, $125,000

Alcoholic Rehabilitation Association (ARA), Idaho Falls: replace van, $21,941

Idaho Falls chapter, American Red Cross: computers, digital camera and projector, $7,500

City of Ririe Library: computer and printer, $1,450

The CHC Foundation starts accepting grant applications for its next funding cycle in January. For more information, call 522-2368 or go to www.chc foundation.net.