Funding Available To Address Legal Issues For Local Nonprofits

Thanks to funding from Desert Legal Foundation (now disbanded), nonprofits can now apply to CNA for financial assistance if it is in need of addressing legal issues such as, but not limited to: Formulating Bylaws, Addressing Nepotism, Conflicts of Interest, Creating MOUs to Merge Nonprofits and Board Development.  

Stop Asian Hate

The Regional Access Project Foundation (RAP) stands with our Asian American Pacific Islander community to speak out against hate. No one can deny that justice for all is a goal for which we should strive, but it’s not yet a reality.

We stand together so no one stands alone.

in keeping with the national guidelines for the coronavirus

The RAP Foundation building is closed from 3/17/20 until further notice. Staff is working from home, and they are available by email. Please click the button below for a list of email addresses.

The RAP Board Support of Black Lives Matter Protests

It is time to come together. The death of George Floyd, as tragic and unnecessary as it was, is, unfortunately, emblematic of a deeper problem in our society, a problem that has been allowed to fester for far too long.  It is wrong, of course, to be actively and openly racist; it is also wrong to silently accept injustice.

RAP Foundation

The Regional Access Project Foundation’s Vision is to enhance the quality of life for all residents of eastern Riverside County by investing in nonprofits and empowering them to effectively serve unmet needs identified by the RAP Board of Directors.


About Us

 The Regional Access Project Foundation (RAP) Inc. incorporated in 1992 as a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation in order to address unmet needs in health, mental health and juvenile intervention for residents of eastern Riverside County through grants and technical assistance to not for profit service providers.  

Funding of the RAP Foundation is primarily through unique cooperative agreements between the RAP Foundation and the County of Riverside; and, between the County of Riverside and the City of Palm Desert Redevelopment Agency.

Center for Nonprofit Advancement

The Center For Nonprofit Advancement (CNA) is a program of the RAP Foundation. It is a community resource center focused on strengthening and increasing the capacity of nonprofits in Riverside County.

At CNA, we help nonprofits build stronger, more sustainable organizations by providing them with information, knowledge and professional skills in planning, human resources, fundraising and development, marketing and branding, technology and compliance.


What We Do


We use an array of methods to define and address the specific needs of your organization.  We work with organizations to increase skills, infrastructure and resources.

Capacity Building

Helps you create a comprehensive strategic plan, KPIs, and goals to lead your organization to the next level of performance.


Learn essential nonprofit skills with free online courses on fundraising, grantwriting, leadership, and more.