Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

RAP Board Meeting

February 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

February 27, 2019 9:00 AM
41550 Eclectic Street Palm Desert, CA 92260

II. CHANGES OR ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA -In order to meet Brown Act requirements, items may be added to the agenda only upon decision by a majority of the Board of Directors to add the item because of a need for immediate action.

III. PUBLIC COMMENT / PRESENTATIONS – Persons wishing to speak are requested to fill out a comment card so they may be recognized at the appropriate time. General comments regarding non- agenda items will be called for at this time. Specific comments regarding agenda items will be called for during discussion of each item. Please be prepared to limit your Public Comment remarks to three (3) minutes.

A. MEETINGS MINUTES of January 23, 2019 Board meeting (attach. 1)
B. GRANT/ PROGRAM OFFICER REPORT (attach. 2) – Receive and File.
C. CEO’s REPORT (attach. 3) – Receive and File.
D. FINANCIALS-Receive and File Draft Financials up to January 31, 2019 (attach. 4). The Finance/Investment Committee met on February 11. They reviewed the 2nd Quarter Budget and decided not to make any recommendations for the 3rd Quarter Budget.

Staff Recommendation: Approve January 23, 2019 Minutes. Receive & file: Grant, CEO Reports and Financials as submitted.

Motion:             Second:            Approved:            Opposed:             Abstention Name(s):

A. Ratification of Executive Committee Actions – Items #1 Meeting was held on February 11, 2019 and attended by: M. Moran, C. Borba, J. Pye, M. Gialdini, and B. Kroonen.

1. Authorized the CEO to submit the 2019-20 Community Block Grant to the City of Palm Desert. (attach. 5). The application is for Phase II of the exterior ADA improvements for our parking lot. The total cost of Phase II is approximately $200,000. The amount requested is $100,000 to be added to the $100,000 requested from the County of Riverside’s CDBG funding that we are waiting to learn of the amount which has been approved.

Executive Committee Action: To authorize the CEO to submit the 2 application.

Motion:             Second:            Approved:            Opposed:             Abstention Name(s):

B. Sponsorship Requests
Review the Annual Allocations (attach.6) and Prevent Child Abuse Summary (attach. 6A) & Grants Summary (attach. 7) – Eva Guenther-James
The Grants Committee met on Feb. 11 to consider 3 sponsorship requests. In attendance were: C. Borba (Chair), M. Gialdini, A. Dew, A. Zavala, V. Tanner, and A. Wilson.

1. Riverside County Child Care Consortium Requested $2,500.00
The Day of the Young Child event is simultaneously held in the cities of Cathedral City, La Quinta and Coachella on March 9.
Interviewed: Jennifer Haessly, Program Coordinator, RC Child Care Consortium and Wendy Hinrichs Sanders, Professor and Department Chair of Child Development and Education, College of the Desert 1st Year request

Grants Committee Recommendation: To approve $1800 for the event. Of this amount, each of the 3 sites will be allocated $600.
2. The Unforgettables FoundationRequested $2,500.00
For the Sixth Annual Children and Families in Crisis Conference will be held on March 15 at CSUSB- PD Campus focusing on “When Kids Kill other Kids.”

Interviewed: Representative: Tim Evans, Founder and CEO 2nd Year request

Grants Committee Recommendation: To approve $1500 after the applicant provides additional information requested by committee. The amount will be restricted for 20 scholarships for students to attend the event (10 students from the eastern CV and 10 from the western CV). The amount will be allocated from the Prevent Child Abuse Restricted funds.

3. Senior Inspiration Awards (SIA) Luncheon- Requested $5,000
This year’s event will take place on March 22 at the PS Convention Center. This event recognizes 11 seniors who volunteer and are an inspiration to others. RAP is the fiscal agent for this event and provides a $2500 in-kind contribution for this service.

Grants Committee Recommendation: To approve $2500 for this event. The Board approved a maximum amount of $2500 for a single event on July 25, 2018 due to funding limitation.

C. Review the Center for Nonprofit Advancement (CNA) plan to expand services throughout Riverside County – CNA Director John Epps will provide additional information for the Board to consider as we strategize how to proceed with expanding throughout Riverside County.

Motion:             Second:            Approved:            Opposed:             Abstention Name(s):

A. Summary of Results Based Training on February 25. Attended by: M. Moran, C. Borba, J. Pye, M. Gialdini, B. Kroonen, A. Dew and A. Wilson.
B. EXECUTIVE–Met Feb. 11. Jan. 14 Minutes attached 8. Next meeting tentatively set for March 11.
C. MENTAL HEALTH – Scheduled to meet on Feb. 21
D. GRANTS – Met on Feb. 11. Approved Minutes Attach. 9. Next meeting March 11.
E. CNA– Next meeting TBD.
F. FACILITIES-  Set to meet Feb. 27. after the board meeting.
G. NOMINATION – Next meeting TBD
H. GOVERNANCE – Met Jan. 14 at 1:30. Next meeting TBD
I. FINANCE AND INVESTMENT – Met on Feb. 11. Approved Minutes for Jan. 14 meeting. (attach.10) Next meeting TBD. .
J. JAMES IRVINE FOUND. REGRANTING – Grantees will meet on Feb. 22
Senior Inspiration Awards Luncheon on March 22.
Strategic Planning meeting will take place April 24 from 8 am to 1 pm.

VIII. ADJOURNMENT: Next meeting is March 27, 2019 at 9:00 AM at 41550 Eclectic St. Palm Desert.
Agenda Posting: Agendas will be posted on the Foundation website – www.rapfoundation.org – a minimum of 72 hours prior to the meeting date. All public record documents for matters on the open session of the Agenda are available for inspection at the meeting listed in this Agenda, and at the following location three (3) days prior to the meeting date: Regional Access Project Foundation, 41550 Eclectic St. Palm Desert, CA 92260. If a public record document that relates to a matter on the open session of the Agenda is distributed less than 72 hours prior to the meeting date, the public record document shall be available for inspection, at the same time it is distributed, at the address listed above. Upon request, this agenda will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, as required by Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


February 27, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm