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Grants Review Committee Meeting

October 12, 2020 @ 1:30 pm

The Regional Access Project Foundation provides funding, oversight, technical assistance and guidance to tax exempt/nonprofit agencies, community-based organizations, or collaborative groups, which serve the populations of eastern Riverside County, in the areas of health, mental health, and juvenile intervention.

Grants Review Committee Meeting

Monday, October 12, 2020 1:30 PM PST

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Meeting ID: 832 4492 5586 Dial by your location 1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

This meeting is being conducted utilizing teleconferencing and electronic means only.  There will not be a physical location. Members of the public may be able to participate by telephone, using the following dial-in information: Meeting Code Meeting ID: 836 6839 7277, Phone number: # 1 669 900 6833   Reasonable accommodation:  Any individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting may request assistance by emailing cdemonaco@rapfoundation.org. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting start time will enable us to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the meeting.


I. Call To Order                                                                                                             Chairman Craig Borba

II. Public Comment: Any individual wishing to comment on the agenda or an item not on the agenda may do so by mailing cdemonaco@rapfoundation.org or by calling in at the number above. All emailed comments must be received prior to the 1:30 PM start time. Persons wishing to speak are requested to 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.

III.  Approval of  Agenda                                                                                               Action Required    

Accept and file Grants Review Committee October 12, 2020 meeting agenda.

   Motion:          Second:              Approve:            Denial:              Abstention Names:

IV. September 14, 2020 Meeting Minutes                                                                     Action Required                      (Attachment #1)

Accept and file Grants Review Committee September 14, 2020 meeting minutes

Motion:            Second:              Approve:           Denial:              Abstention Names:

V. Review Grants Budget Allocation  Information Only

(Attachment #2)                                                                                              Review budget allocation FY 2020/2021

VI. Small Grant Funding Requests                                                                           Action Required                          

A .Organization: Parkinson’s Resource Organization

(Attachment #3A, #3B)

Program: IT Expansions

Summary: “Parkinson’s Resource Organization is asking for $5,000 to assist us in purchasing needed software and subscriptions and add another staff member, all of which we need to continue our online expansion at a time when our constituents are more isolated and uncertain than ever. When COVID-19 hit, we were forced to pivot our many support programs for digital access. We expanded our subscriptions to Zoom, WeVideo,Basecamp, and others and purchased additional video production equipment for our successful video series “What to Know Right Now,” a weekly, rigorously researched COVID update for our vulnerable members. The videos have received upwards of 20,000 views and driven traffic to our organization — we now have constituents from all over the US and Canada, 420 new members since COVID-19, a 3,000% jump in social media following, and a 6,500% (!!!) increase in online video engagement. Our pivot to digital has allowed us to reach more folks within Riverside County than ever, especially the particularly challenging rural demographic. We’re running with the opportunity, but we need help to offset the increased technical demands on our budget — and our small staff.”

Request: $5,000

Representative: Jo Rosen, President & Founder

Reviewers Overall Score: Did Not Meet Threshold                                          No recommendation for funding

Not a member of Center for Nonprofit Advancement

B. Organization: Courageous Healers Foundation

(Attachment #4A, #4B)

Program: Workshops

Summary: “Courageous Healers Foundation will hold 4 workshops to be held quarterly. These workshops will serve two purposes. They will be used as a training tool for potential leaders of the CHF. These potential leaders will attend and participate in these workshops as a way to both learn and understand what survivors of abuse and their families struggle with on their daily walks in life. In addition, survivors and their family members will be amongst the attendees to work through the struggles they face on their daily re-entry journey to life.”

Request: $5,000

Representative: Randy Boyd, CADC-1

Reviewers Overall Score: Did Not Meet Threshold                                            No Recommendation for funding

Not a member of Center for Nonprofit Advancement

VII. Small Grants

A. Parkinson’s Resource Organization – No Recommendation by Reviewers

Motion:        Second:       Approve:         Oppose:         Abstention Names:

B. Small Grant Courageous Healers – No Recommendation by Reviewers

Motion:        Second:       Approve:         Oppose:         Abstention Names:

VIII. Staff Comments: UC Riverside Foundation request was referred to Executive Committee for consideration due to the upcoming event on October 20, 2020.

IX. Adjourn

Upcoming meetings: November 9, 2020 @ 1:30 PM and December 14, 2020 @ 1:30PM.

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 matter on the open session of the Agenda are available for inspection upon request, three (3) days prior to the meeting date. 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.



October 12, 2020
1:30 pm