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Grants Review Committee Meeting

June 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Grants Review Committee Meeting
Monday, June 14, 2021, 1:00 PM PST
RAP Foundation, 41-550 Eclectic St., Palm Desert, CA 9226
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This meeting is being conducted utilizing teleconferencing and electronic means.  Committee members and members of the public may attend at our physical location as well
Reasonable accommodation:  Any individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting may request assistance by emailing mreyes@rapfoundation.org. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting start time will enable us to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the meeting.

AGENDA 

I. Call To Order: Chairman – Craig Borba

II. Public Comment: Any individual wishing to comment on the agenda or an item not on the agenda may do so by mailing nduffy@rapfoundation.org or by calling in at the number above. All emailed comments must be received prior to the 1:00 PM start time. Persons wishing to speak are requested to be recognized at the appropriate time. General comments regarding non-agenda items will be called for at this time. Specific comments regarding agenda items will be called for during the discussion of each item. Please be prepared to limit your Public Comment remarks to three (3) minutes.

 III. Approval of April 19, 2021 Meeting Minutes (Attach #1)Action Require
Staff Recommendation to approve the Grants Review Committee meeting minutes from April 19, 2021.

Motion: Second: Approve: Denial: Abstention Names:

IV. Review YTD Grants Budget Allocation Information Only (Attach #2) Review budget allocation FY 2020/2021

V. Small Grant Funding Request (Attach #3) Action Required

Organization: Coachella Valley Foster Kids
Requested Amount: $5000
Program: Summer Camp Scholarships
Reviewers Score: 77%
Summary: Some college camps allow children who have an interest in sports to go on 1 or 2-day camps or seven-day overnight camps that teach them the necessary skills need to succeed in their respective sport. Coach Chip Kelley taught our youth football drills that will never be forgotten
Representative: Christina Duran , Interview Time: 1:15 (via Zoom)

 Small Grant Funding Request (Attach #4) Action Required

Organization: Desert Recreation District
Requested Amount: $5000
Program: “Summer Scene”
Reviewers Score: 74%
Summary: Our Summer Scene program is a 7 week program that will begin June 14-July 30 M-F 7 a.m.-2 p.m. In collaboration with Community Action Partnership we will offer the program at the North Shore Beach & Yacht Club and the Mecca Community Center at no cost to the families. Children will be able to participate in weekly themed activities that will include arts, crafts, games, and all activities will have an educational focus.
Representative: Karina Rodriguez, Interview Time: 1:25

 Small Grant Funding Request (Attach #5) Action Required

Organization: Desert Recreation District
Requested Amount: $5000
Program: “Tot Time”
Reviewers Score: 56%
Summary: Tot Time is a weekly recreational program designed to build skills for children ages 2-4. Activities will be themed planned and will include singing, story time, counting, alphabet, shapes, colors, art exploration, physical fitness, music, creative movement, science, and social interaction. Parents are an integral part of our program and are required to help their child in the program
Representative: Karina Rodriguez, Interview Time: 1:30

 Small Grant Funding Request (Attach #6) Action Required

Organization: Coachella Valley Historical Society
Requested Amount: $5000
Program: COVID-19 Re-opening program
Reviewers Score: 80%
Summary: Preparing to reopen requires rules in place for everyone who comes onto the property. In addition, cleaning at the end of each day, fogging all the building that have had visitors at least once a week. Having masks on hand for visitors or volunteers who do not have them, and sanitizer for each building and restrooms. We are doing virtual tours via videos for grade school children that are not back in school to assist with their class room projects and learning about history of the Coachella Valley.
Representative: Karen Hawkesworth, Interview Time: 1:20

 

Sponsorship Funding Request (Attach #7) Action Required

Organization: AFP, Desert Communities Chapter
Requested Amount: $2500
Program: National Philanthropy Day 2021
Reviewers Score: N/A
Summary: The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – to the enrichment of our world. The day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible.

V. Grant Denial Appeal (Attach #8, 8a, 8b, 8c, 8d) Action Required

Organization: Neuro Vitality Center
Requested Amount: $42,231
Program: Virtual Services for Good Health
Reviewers Score: 58%
Summary: This grant application was originally submitted on January 21, 2021 and was denied because of low score. The applicant requested the application be re-reviewed and sent extra documentation for review. The Reviewers again returned a low score. Subsequently, the applicant has requested an appeal of the Grants Committee for a chance to further explain the request.

Attachments include the additional documentation sent in for review as well as the additional documentation. Because of the history that RAP has with this organization and knowing that the program is solid and sustainable, it is recommended that the request be reconsidered and a decision be made for approval or denial again.

Representative: Beverly Greer, Interview Time: 1:40

Staff Recommendation to approve the Small Grant Request for $5000 – Coachella Valley Foster Kids “Summer Camp”

Motion: Second: Approve: Denial: Abstention Names:

Staff Recommendation to approve the Small Grant Request for $5000  – Desert Recreation “Summer Scene”

Motion: Second: Approve: Denial: Abstention Names:

Staff Recommendation to approve the Small Grant Request for $5000  – Desert Recreation “Tot Time”

Motion: Second: Approve: Denial: Abstention Names:

Staff Recommendation to approve the Small Grant Request for $5000 – Coachella Valley Historical Society “COVID-19 Re-Opening”

Motion: Second: Approve: Denial: Abstention Names:

Staff Recommendation to approve Sponsorship Request for $2500  – AFP, Desert Communities Chapter “2021 National Philanthropy Day”

Motion: Second: Approve: Denial: Abstention Names:

Staff Recommendation to approve Health/Mental Health Grant Request per the remaining budget  – Neuro Vitality “Virtual Services for Good Health”

Motion: Second: Approve: Denial: Abstention Names:

 

VI. Announcements
VII. Adjourn

Upcoming meeting: Monday, May 10, at 1:30 PM

Agenda Posting:  Agendas will be posted on the Foundation website – www.rapfoundation.org – a minimum of 72 hours prior to the meeting date. All public record documents for the matter on the open session of the Agenda are available for inspection upon request, three (3) days prior to the meeting date. If a public record document that relates to a matter on the open session of the Agenda is distributed less than 72 hours prior to the meeting date, the public record document shall be available for inspection, at the same time it is distributed, at the address listed above. Upon request, this agenda will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, as required by Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Details

Date:
June 14
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm