This funding opportunity is closed. Please check this web page in the future for additional application periods.
The Rapides Foundation seeks to prevent and control tobacco use, prevent and reduce obesity, and prevent substance and alcohol abuse through strategic actions across the Foundation’s service area. The goal is to support nonprofit organizations, community groups and government entities that develop, implement and enhance local wellness and prevention projects focusing in these areas. Ensuring opportunities for residents to make healthy choices is a key component of all community and neighborhood initiatives. While not a requirement, the Foundation welcomes and encourages nontraditional partners and organizations to come together to influence health.
This is a competitive grant application process and available grant funding from The Rapides Foundation is limited. Grants of up to $300,000 over a three-year period are available. Applicants must be nonprofit organizations classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, or a governmental organization.
Grant proposals should impact residents within the Foundation’s nine-parish service area of: Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn parishes.
Applicants should thoroughly review the Request for Proposals and other key documents included in the Key Materials section (in right column) to see full details, application process and proposal requirements.
Proposal Submission Process
The Healthy Behaviors Program Grant funding opportunity consists of a two-stage process. The first stage is submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI) using The Rapides Foundation’s online application process only. Letters of Intent that are approved by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees at its May meeting will then be invited to submit a Full Proposal of their project. To see full details of the LOI and Full Proposal stages, please refer to the Request for Proposals.
Interested applicants are encouraged to contact The Rapides Foundation for guidance before submitting their Letter of Intent. Contact information is located in the right column.