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The Regional Access Project Foundation has successfully applied for a major grant from The James Irvine Foundation because of the negative impact immigration enforcement policies are having on families. “We are obviously pleased and grateful that the Irvine Foundation is not only sensitive to this issue, but has chosen to bestow RAP with this very substantial grant in order to pursue our common goals,” said Leticia De Lara, executive director.
The – annual RAP Foundation Conference and Desert Fast Pitch is being held from 8 AM to 4 PM, Thursday, September 28th at the Doubletree Hotel in Cathedral City. In conjunction with the Southern California Grantmakers, this annual conference brings hundreds of nonprofit executives from the Coachella Valley together for a day of networking, workshops and the popular Desert Fast Pitch Competition (see attached news release).
REGIONAL ACCESS PROJECT (RAP) FOUNDATION CELEBRATES SILVER ANNIVERSARY, NEW BUILDING The Regional Access Project (RAP) Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and it will be accompanied by the Grand Opening of its new headquarters.
The Desert Fast Pitch competition took place Wednesday, Oct. 26 and this year’s winners have been chosen. The following organizations will divide $45,000 in prize money:
[Palm Springs] Former astronaut and author Jose M. Hernandez will deliver an inspirational talk to local high school students during a dinner at the home of Regional Access Project Foundation Vice-Chair Craig Borba Tuesday, Oct. 25.
Christopher’s Clubhouse took home the top prize of $20,000 during the Regional Access Project’s “Desert Fast Pitch” event Wednesday afternoon, but it was El Sol Neighborhood Education Centers that walked off with the largest amount of grant funding. El Sol managed that feat by winning both the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation’s “Coaches Most Improved” award of $15,000 and the “Audience Choice” award of $10,000.
The Regional Access Project (RAP) Foundation is hosting its Nonprofit Communications Conference and Desert Fast Pitch event on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences in Rancho Mirage. Six Finalist organizations will be competing for cash grant prizes at the Desert Fast Pitch event immediately following the Communications Conference, which starts with a continental breakfast and registration at 8 a.m. Fast Pitch begins at 3:30.
Community leaders and public health officials will gather on Friday, February 6, to unveil a new water station at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School. Event participants will highlight the benefits associated with improving access to safe drinking water throughout the community.

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