2022 Desert Fast Pitch

The Regional Access Project Foundation awarded over $65,000 in cash grants during our Annual Desert Fast Pitch! 

Cindy Burreson, from Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert, took home the award for “Best Pitch. Dana Johnson, from Food Now, took home the award for “Most Innovative Pitch,” and Shannon Shea, from Elder Love USA, took home the award for “Audience Choice.” 

Mission Statement

The Regional Access Project Foundation’s mission is 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.

In Memoriam: A Loving Tribute to our Beloved Board Member

Mark Moran was an amazing individual who helped many people and touched many lives. He was a tireless advocate for causes he believed in. The Regional Access Project Foundation has been fortunate to have had Mark Moran as a long-time board member. Mark would often say he was part of RAP when it was created. Rest in Peace, dear friend.

-RAP Board and Staff

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!

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.

Services

What We Do

Grantmaking

We make grants to nonprofit organizations that provide impactful programs related to health, mental health, and juvenile intervention.

Capacity Building

We help nonprofits improve their vision and impact, governance and leadership, program delivery, resource generation, internal operations and management, evaluation and learning, and strategic relationships.

training/SEMINARS

We offer training and seminars on fundraising, grant writing, leadership, and so much more. 

Event Calendar & Agendas