Thursday, October 6, 2022

2014 Grants List

Healthy People Grants

Healthcare Access
CMAP Express/Central Fill Pharmacy
To support the Central Fill Pharmacy operations and Patient Assistance Programs in Central Louisiana.

CMAP Express/Cancer Screening Project
To support access to no-cost breast, cervical and colorectal screenings through a mobile unit and partnerships with healthcare providers, and to promote awareness of cancer screening guidelines.

Healthy Behaviors
American Heart Association
To support a Louisiana-based coalition with the objective of reducing tobacco use by increasing the state tobacco tax through legislative action.

Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance
To provide training and technical assistance to recipients of The Rapides Foundation’s Healthy Places Program.

Healthy Places Program Training Recipients
The following organizations received training and technical assistance through the Healthy Places Program, a process connecting community leaders to resources and technical assistance to create a community plan to support healthy lifestyles.
• Bordelonville Volunteer Fire Department
• Bunkie Collaborative
• Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce
• Central Louisiana Local Food Initiative Collaborative
• Grant Parish School Board
• LaSalle Parish Collaborative
• Natchitoches Parish Healthy Places Collaborative
• Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith
• The Health Enrichment Network
• Volunteers of America of North Louisiana


Education Grants

Effective Schools – School District Grants
To support school district plans to address professional development for teachers and strengthen leadership capacity for administrators in Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon and Winn parishes.

The Orchard Foundation
To provide operating support for advancement of the strategic plan in support of the Foundation’s Philanthropic Objectives for its Education Initiative.

The Orchard Foundation
To provide continued implementation and training for the Cenla Work Ready Network at the high school level, and at the adult level for unemployed and under-employed.

The Orchard Foundation
To continue implementation of the work of Career Compass of Louisiana to provide career counseling to Central Louisiana high school students.

The Orchard Foundation
To provide professional development institutes for administrators and teachers that focus on student engagement through use of Kagan Structures; and to provide follow-up classroom coaching with the goal of achieving certified Kagan site coaches at each school.

The Orchard Foundation
To provide professional development institutes utilizing the University of Washington’s Center for Educational Leadership’s training on instructional leadership; and to work with issue experts and school district leaders to identify a best-practice teacher induction program that focuses on training current teachers to be school induction trainers.


Healthy Communities Grants

Economic Development
Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance
To continue implementation and refinement of an entrepreneurship system for Central Louisiana called the Business Acceleration System that includes a broad array of education, training and support activities.

Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance
To provide technical assistance and enhance connections between higher education institutions and business partnerships in support of  e Rapides Foundation’s Workforce Opportunity Grant.


Eligibility Requirements

The Foundation will award grants to organizations which are tax exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3) and are not a private foundation as described under Section 509(a). Public agencies that meet additional criteria may also receive grant awards.

More information about funding opportunities available from  The Rapides Foundation may be found on the Foundation’s website under the “Grants – Funding Opportunities” tab.


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