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Monday, September 23, 2019

2012 The Rapides Foundation Grants

The Rapides Foundation Grants
Healthy People Grants
Access to Care
CMAP Express/Cancer Screening Project
To support access to no-cost breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings and to promote awareness of cancer screening guidelines through a mobile unit and partnerships with healthcare providers.
$175,000

CMAP Express/Central Fill Pharmacy
To support the Central Fill Pharmacy operations and Patient Assistance Programs in Central Louisiana.
$300,000

Louisiana Community & Technical College System Foundation
To promote healthy behavior and improve access to healthcare in Central Louisiana by providing funding to retain practical nursing faculty at three Central Louisiana technical college campuses.
$186,048

Louisiana Primary Care Association
To develop and implement behavioral health services in Federally Qualified Health Centers in Central Louisiana.
$400,000

Northwestern State University/Nurse Practitioner Program
To provide advanced nursing training to increase the number of nurse practitioners in Central Louisiana, and increase access to quality healthcare.
$675,160

Northwestern State University/2012-13 BSN Support
To promote healthy behavior and improve access to healthcare in Central Louisiana by providing funding to retain nursing faculty at the Alexandria campus.
$203,513

Healthy Behaviors
School District Partnership Grants for Tobacco Prevention and Control Initiative and Diet and Physical
Activity Initiative
To conduct district-wide activities to promote a tobacco-free lifestyle (Tobacco Prevention and Control Initiative) for grades 4-12, and to continue Diet and Physical Activity Initiative curriculum for nutrition, physical activity, the promotion of staff wellness and school nutrition continuing education in grades K-8 and expand into grades 9-12 with the Living Healthy Club. Allen Parish, Avoyelles Parish, Grant Parish, LaSalle Parish, Natchitoches Parish, Rapides Parish, Vernon Parish, Winn Parish.
$113,137

Diet and Physical Activity Community Partnership Grants (Up to $25,000 each)
• Buckeye Recreation Complex
To add playground equipment with sand base at the Buckeye Recreation Complex.

• Central High School, Catahoula Parish
To add a 750-ft. community walking track near an existing playground and to add fitness equipment.

• City of Alexandria
To add a walking trail and improvements to the existing Lincoln Park in Alexandria.

• City of Bunkie
To make improvements to an existing walking trail, add fitness stations and equipment, and signage. The location adjoins the elementary school and public buildings.

• City of Oakdale
To add fitness equipment to two existing public parks within the City of Oakdale.

• Food Bank of Central Louisiana, Inc.
To provide an evening meal, nutrition education program, community garden, and backpack program for participants in the Pineville after-school/ summer program.

• Food Bank of Central Louisiana, Inc.
To develop community garden projects at YMCA, Boys & Girls Club of Central Louisiana, and Hope House to help supplement the diets of low-income students and families.

• J.I. Barron Elementary
To add fitness equipment, water fountains and landscaping to an existing fitness track near the school and to provide the community opportunity to use it after school hours.

• LaSalle Hospital Service District #1
To construct a lighted walking track on the campus of Hardtner Medical Center for public use.

• Mabel Brasher Elementary School
To complete an asphalt walking trail behind the school in Rapides Parish.

• Oakdale Middle School
To construct an 825’ x 10’ asphalt walking trail on a site adjoining the Oakdale Middle School campus. It will include a long jump sand pit and signage.

• Rosepine Historical SocietyTo construct a walking track and playground equipment at an existing park.

• Southern Forest Heritage Museum
To establish a playground and interpretive walking trail system at the Museum site for use of the general public, but primarily the south Rapides Parish residents.

• T.A.S.T.E. of St. John, Inc.
To construct a quarter mile walking-fitness track with lighting, benches, playground, exercise stations and other amenities near the St. John Baptist Church in Marksville.

• The Rapides Exploratory Education House, Inc.
To encourage healthy nutrition habits for children and families through bi-weekly classes to include gardening, nutrition and physical activity.

• Tioga Historical Society, Inc.
To construct a community walking track at the site of the Tioga Heritage Park.

• Town of Boyce
To repair and renovate town parks and add updated playground equipment.

• Town of Cottonport
To renovate and expand an existing playground.

• Town of Elizabeth
To repair and upgrade an existing walking track at the town’s Finke Park.

• Town of Montgomery
To add physical fitness equipment at the fitness track currently under development.

• Town of Montgomery
To construct a 910-ft. walking trail around the town’s park and add fitness equipment.

• Town of Oberlin
To repair and replace playground equipment and add water fountains and fixtures at an existing town park.

• Town of Oberlin
To provide matching vouchers for senior citizens for purchases at the local Farmers Market, to give $3 tokens to elementary students for healthy eating choices, and to enhance the market facility with secured storage.

• Town of Tullos
To install playground equipment at an existing town walking park.

• Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Alexandria
To provide capital enhancements for an existing community garden project.

• United Baptist Church
To add a walking path and playground equipment to encourage healthy living habits for members and the community.

• Vernon Parish School Board
To add playground and exercise equipment to the existing City of Leesville Magnolia Park.

• Village of Georgetown
To make improvements to an existing asphalt walking trail in the Village of Georgetown.

• Village of Moreauville
To construct a playground in the Village of Moreauville.

• Village of Sicily Island
To install playground equipment at the local park for children to encourage physical activity.

• Ward One Community Foundation
To construct a quarter-mile concrete fitness trail in the Ward One Community. At the site of the trail there will also be a 40’ x 70’ concrete patio for small community events and farmers markets.

• YMCA of Central Louisiana
To conduct a comprehensive health program focused on teaching swimming as a means of physical activity partnered with an education session focused on healthy eating and exercise.

Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center
To implement a Foundation-developed workplan of activities for Tar Wars, Kick Butts Day, the Great American Smokeout, and outreach for tobacco-free workplace programs in eight parishes: Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon and Winn.
$150,000

Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance
To provide support for a project initiated with funding from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana to encourage healthy eating and local access to healthy foods.
$250,000

CMAP Express/Healthy Lifestyle Program
A demonstration and educational program on proper nutrition and physical activity for good health aimed at fighting obesity in Central Louisiana. The Healthy Lifestyle Program is a resource for Central Louisiana physicians, residents and work sites.
$300,000

Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center
To implement a Foundation-developed workplan of activities for Kick Butts Day, the Great American Smokeout, Allen Parish Coalition activities, and outreach for tobacco-free workplace programs.
$30,000


Mini Opportunity Grants and Program Opportunity Grants
Baton Rouge AIDS Society
To conduct a CDC intervention in Rapides Parish to reduce teen pregnancy and HIV infection, working through the Louisiana Prevention Training Center in cooperation with churches in the African-American community.
$67,000

Central Louisiana Community Foundation
To support a simulator-based prevention effort for teen drivers in a 10-parish region to deter impaired driving and driving while distracted. Program offered in collaboration with the Central Louisiana Good Neighbors Organization, a group of State Farm Insurance agents.
$10,000

Women’s Resource Center of Natchitoches Inc.
To support implementation of a teen pregnancy prevention program for youth ages 12-19 through partnership with local schools in Natchitoches Parish.
$10,000

Education Grants
STEM School District Grants
To continue implementation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs to prepare students with 21st century workplace skills in Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon and Winn parishes.
$1,300,000

The Orchard Foundation
To conduct Kagan Institutes focused on science and math for elementary and high school teachers.
$100,000

The Orchard Foundation
To offer Kagan Train-the-Trainer and follow-up in the classroom for science and math teachers in Central Louisiana.
$100,000

The Orchard Foundation
To meet federal programming responsibilities for the Cenla Academic Residency for Teachers (CART) program.
$220,000

The Orchard Foundation
To offer leadership training for participants selected through an application process.
$150,000

The Orchard Foundation
Operating support for advancement of the strategic plan in support of the Foundation’s Philanthropic Objectives for its Education Initiative.
$250,000

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.
$300,000

Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance
To provide WorkKeys profiles to area employers and provide certified profiling capacity in the region.
$35,000

CTE School District Grants
To continue implementation of Career and Technical Education programs to prepare students with 21st century workplace skills in Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon and Winn parishes.
$150,000

The Orchard Foundation
To provide continued implementation and training for the Cenla Work Ready Network and for Industry-Based Certification implementation.
$550,000

The Orchard Foundation
To contract with Career Compass of Louisiana to provide coach partners for high school counselors as an added resource to students. The counselors will act as a liaison between students in Central Louisiana and post-secondary institutions in the state.
$200,000

Community Development Works
Nonprofit Works Capacity Building Grants
To expand the governance, organization and leadership capacity of nonprofits to maximize their impact on the community and constituents they serve. (Up to $50,000 each)

• Alexandria Country Day School
• CASA of Central Louisiana
• Rapides Children’s Advocacy Center

 

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