LCCF helps improve the quality of life of the citizens of Latah County in the areas of education, human services, environment, health youth services, civic improvement, the arts and various other charitable interests.
Examples of the Projects We Helped Fund
In 2016, funds from LCCF went to fruit picking bags, vehicle fuel and maintenance for Backyard Harvest’s Community Orchard program. Backyard Harvest coordinates local gleaning activities by using supervised volunteers to harvest fruit from local orchards and neighborhood fruit trees. They deliver this fruit to area food banks, children’s lunch programs, senior meal sites, and community clinics.
Friends of the Clearwater
“My Father’s Idaho” is a multi-media historical preservation project created by an Idaho artist, including photos and film from Latah County and the Clearwater Basin of north-central Idaho, captured in the 1950’s and 1960’s. In 2016, LCCF provided funds for Friends of the Clearwater (FOC) to host multi-media presentations of “My Father’s Idaho” in four Latah County communities.
Friends of Phillips Farm, Inc.
Phillips Farm County Park, located 5 miles north of Moscow on Highway 95, is owned by the City of Moscow and managed by Latah County Parks and Recreation. In order to build a double-vault toilet at farm, members of Friends of Phillips Farm assisted Latah County Parks Director in writing a grant proposal to the State Department of Parks and Recreation RTP (Recreational Trails Program) requesting $26,908 to help fund the restroom. The grant requires a match of $8,500. LCCF helped meet the matching funds in 2016.
With help from a 2015 grant from LCCF, Festival Dance & Performing Arts enabled 600 area students to experience the outstanding program by Shokoto African Music and Dance Project. This diverse cultural and artistic program would not otherwise be available in our area. It provided enrichment, education and inspiration.
Palouse Land Trust
In 2015 LCCF provided funds to Palouse Land Trust. The funds were used to purchase equipment to support both conservation work and community engagement efforts, including trail cameras.
First Book provides brand-new books to kindergarten to 8th grade students in schools with academic and financial need. With the 2016 grant from LCCF, First Book provided 2 books each to 611 students at Potlatch, Troy, Moscow Head Start and Russell schools.
Moscow School District Adventure Club
Moscow School District Adventure Club’s mission is to provide a supervised environment that promotes the intellectual, physical, and social development of children. With funding from LCCF in 2016, the club hosted Palouse Discovery Science Center for 30 weekly science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs for Moscow’s afterschool programs.