Regional Access Project Foundation's Mission Statement

Funding Available To Address Legal Issues For Local Nonprofits

Thanks to funding from Desert Legal Foundation (now disbanded), nonprofits can now apply to NPO Centric for financial assistance if it is in need of addressing legal issues such as, but not limited to: Formulating Bylaws, Addressing Nepotism, Conflicts of Interest, Creating MOUs to Merge Nonprofits and Board Development.

Coachella Valley Community Calendar

Check out this calendar for event planners and Development team members to use as a tool to schedule fundraising events. Click the button below to find out more detailed information and to add your Coachella Valley fundraising events for nonprofits to this calendar!

Stop Asian Hate

The Regional Access Project Foundation (RAP) stands with our Asian American Pacific Islander community to speak out against hate. No one can deny that justice for all is a goal for which we should strive, but it’s not yet a reality.

We stand together so no one stands alone.

About Us

The Regional Access Project Foundation (RAP) Inc. incorporated in 1992 as a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation in order to address unmet needs in health, mental health and juvenile intervention for residents of eastern Riverside County through grants and technical assistance to not for profit service providers.  

Funding of the RAP Foundation is primarily through unique cooperative agreements between the RAP Foundation and the County of Riverside; and, between the County of Riverside and the City of Palm Desert Redevelopment Agency.

Our Mission:

To provide funding, oversight, technical assistance, and guidance to nonprofit, community-based organizations or other collaborative groups, which serve the populations of eastern Riverside County in the areas of health, mental health, and juvenile intervention.

Our Vision:

To enhance the quality of life for all residents of eastern Riverside County by investing in nonprofits and empowering them to effectively serve unmet needs identified by the RAP Board of Directors.

NPO Centric

NPO Centric is a program of the RAP Foundation. It is a community resource center focused on strengthening and increasing the capacity of nonprofits in Riverside County.

At NPO Centric, we help nonprofits build stronger, more sustainable organizations by providing them with information, knowledge, and professional skills in planning, human resources, fundraising and development, marketing and branding, technology, and compliance.


What We Do


We use an array of methods to define and address the specific needs of your organization.  We work with organizations to increase skills, infrastructure and resources.

Capacity Building

Helps you create a comprehensive strategic plan, KPIs, and goals to lead your organization to the next level of performance.


Learn essential nonprofit skills with free online courses on fundraising, grantwriting, leadership, and more.

Event Calendar & Agendas