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November 17, 2017


            The James Irvine Foundation Grants $200,000 to Regional Access Project Foundation


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.


“One of our primary goals is to create a model consisting of collaborative organizations for aiding immigrants which will serve as a long-term tool for collective effort and collaborative impact,” she said.  “This goal is completely in line with the thinking of the Foundation.”


She said there are two other goals of the program:  To bring awareness of immigrant services to impacted populations (undocumented immigrants, mixed status families, legal immigrants) to reduce fear and insecurity; and, to promote willingness to seek health, mental health and juvenile intervention services as needed by immigrants and their families.


The Foundation’s mission is very simple: Our mission is to expand opportunity for the people of California.”


The Foundation pursues these goals by expanding economic opportunity so more California families and young adults are self-sufficient and by expanding political opportunity so more low-income Californians are engaged and have influence.


“We are excited by the opportunity that this grant gives us, and we are pleased to partner with the ongoing work of the Foundation,” De Lara said.  “For more information on this story, please call us at 760 674-9992.”



The Regional Access Project, founded in 1992 is a non-profit, public benefit corporation that awards grants and provides capacity building services to tax-exempt agencies and organizations that provide services to residents of eastern Riverside County.  Grants are awarded to service providers that address unmet need in the areas of health, mental health and juvenile intervention.



Leticia De Lara, CEO

Regional Access Project Foundation (RAP)

41550 Eclectic St.

Palm Desert, CA 92211

Office: 760-674-9992


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