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Good deeds by Treasure Valley companies: July-August 2016

Automotive

St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute will receive a $50,000 Hyundai Impact Grant from Hyundai Hope On Wheels and Boise-area Hyundai dealers. MSTI is one of 18 institutions to receive such grants. It was chosen for its care of adolescents with pediatric cancer.

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Larry H. Miller Dealerships donated $7,500 to Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless, or CATCH. The money will help homeless families with home-rental application fees, move-in assistance, basic household items and employment assistance.

Health Care

The Idaho State Dental Association’s foundation has awarded a $3,000 grant to Serve for Health, which helps the poor in Canyon County with dental care.

Insurance

Hartley Insurance in Boise has earned a 2016 Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award for its community work with Hope House. The award includes a $4,000 donation to Hope House from Safeco Insurance. Hartley Insurance agent Casey Tindall and Hope House also had a story featured on Safeco.com, which awarded the nonprofit an additional $1,000, for a total of $5,000.

Retail

Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate resale stores have partnered with BuildOn, a nonprofit that works with underserved communities around the world, to raise money to build schools in impoverished countries. The Boise Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate stores are owned by Boise resident Bill Long. His Boise stores contributed $6,860.

Technology

The University of Idaho’s Research Park in Post Falls received a donation valued at $3.2 million from Coeur d’Alene broadband fiber provider Fatbeam.

Fatbeam, cofounded by Greg Green and Shawn Swanby in 2010, donated two Fatbeam-owned high-speed fiber optics beginning at Liberty Lake, Wash., and traversing 65 miles. The donation includes a long-term contract to provide 1-gigabit Internet access for the research park.

Peggy Calhoun: 208-377-6355. This roundup appears in the Aug. 17-Sept. 20, 2016, edition of the Idaho Statesman’s Business Insider magazine. Click here for the e-edition (subscription required).

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