Healthcare Access

The Rapides Foundation's Healthcare Access Initiative fosters the establishment and expansion of primary, behavioral and quality patient-centered services through integration with community health clinics, and addresses screenings, medication access and related medical manpower. 

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Healthy Behaviors

Consistent with its mission to improve the health status of Central Louisiana, The Rapides Foundation’s Healthy Behaviors Initiative addresses the important health behaviors of tobacco prevention and control, substance and alcohol abuse prevention, healthy eating and active living.

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Education

The Rapides Foundation's Education Initiative seeks to increase the level of educational attainment and achievement as the primary path to improved economic, social and health status. Research tells us that when people are more educated, their health is better.

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Economic Development

The Rapides Foundation's Economic Development Initiative addresses median household income through workforce development; business startups and expansions; and support of regional economic development.

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Social Environment

The Rapides Foundation’s Social Environment Initiative addresses social capital by supporting leadership and nonprofit development and increased community and civic engagement.

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Explore grant opportunities

All of our work revolves around our Mission to improve the health status of Central Louisiana.

Proposed grant projects must directly benefit residents or organizations within the Foundation's nine-parish service area: Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon and Winn. Grant proposals are accepted through a Request for Proposals process which aligns with our priority areas.

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Recent News

The Rapides Foundation, communities invest in Early Childhood Education
Mon, 12 February, 2024

The Rapides Foundation, communities invest in Early Childhood Education

A $2.6 million investment from The Rapides Foundation and $510,700 raised by local communities will ensure that up...
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February Calendar Offers Heart Healthy Tips
Thu, 25 January, 2024

February Calendar Offers Heart Healthy Tips

Download the February Challenge Calendar!

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Open Casting Call Announced for Treat Yourself Cenla Campaign
Thu, 18 January, 2024

Open Casting Call Announced for Treat Yourself Cenla Campaign

The Rapides Foundation is issuing a local casting call for speaking and non-speaking roles in its Treat Yourself...
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