All of our work at The Rapides Foundation revolves around our Mission to improve the health status of Central Louisiana.
Projects must directly benefit residents or organizations within the nine-parish Foundation 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 focus areas.
Our three areas of focus and objectives in each area are:
- Healthy People: To improve access to healthcare and promote healthy behaviors.
- Education: To increase the level of educational attainment and achievement as the primary path to improved economic, social and health status.
- Healthy Communities: To improve economic opportunity and family income; and enhance civic and community opportunities for more effective leaders and organizations.