Grant Requirements

Criteria

  1. RAP grants are limited to nonprofit 501 c 3 organizations, public agencies, educational institutions, and tribes.

2. Organizations must directly serve residents of the Fourth Supervisorial District in eastern Riverside County.   However, they are not required to be physically located in the region.

 

3. Grants are available to organizations working to enhance the quality of life for residents by focusing on addressing Health, Mental Health or Juvenile Intervention

Goals

RAP’s grantmaking and its Center for Nonprofit Advancement (CNA) program are each designed to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of nonprofits and collaboratives working to meet essential needs, expand opportunity and eliminate barriers to equity and economic opportunity.

GrantMaking Practice

  • Whenever feasible, RAP looks for opportunities to leverage resources through collaboration with private and public funders. 
  • RAP requires only essential information for decision making at the time of application and reporting, We engage and listen to our customers; grantees, applicants and CNA members seeking feedback to continuously learn and improve our grantmaking processes and practices. 
  • RAP is committed to producing positive community impacts with full transparency and accountability in the decision-making process.  
  • RAP’s practices of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are consistent with our organization’s Values. 
  • RAP provides financial support to programs/projects with the potential for achieving measurable results. RAP has adopted the Results-Based Accountability (RBA) framework to utilize data to help to make funding decisions.

SMALL GRANTS 

  • This funding is available throughout the year.  
  • Requests may not exceed $5,000.
  • Funding decisions require up to 30-45 days.

 Educational Grants:

  • These funds are intended to cover special school programs, such as educational field trips.
  • These requests are limited to $500 each and are on a first-come, first-served basis until the annual allotment is exhausted.
  • Each school district has its own allotment.

 Sponsorships:

  • This fund is for organizations participating in community events/projects in the County of Riverside’s 4th Supervisorial District. 
  • Requested amounts by an entity may not exceed $2,500 and are limited to one event a year. 
  • Requests must be submitted approximately 60 days in advance of the event. 
  • Please allow 30-45 days for final approval or denial. 

Request For Proposals: 

  • Request for Proposals (RFP) are time-limited funding opportunities created with specific focus areas influenced by community input.   
  • The RAP Board of Directors has adopted the Health/Mental Health Initiative as the current focus for funding.
  • Notification of the funding is communicated primarily through our email distribution system.   

 

Online Access

  • The Regional Access Project (RAP) Foundation utilizes Foundant, a grantmaking and grants management software.  Foundant’s user-friendly features makes it easier to complete an on-line application or report. 
  • To start, register to create an account.  Next, select the application type; Small, Educational, Sponsorship or Request for Proposal. CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED
  •  Spanish translation and/or assistance is available upon request by contacting Karina Rios at krios@rapfoundation.org