CITIZEN AND NONPROFIT TRAINING AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Foundation funds these activities under the umbrella of Community Development Works. CDW offers a variety of training programs and resources for both inexperienced and experienced community members and organizations interested in promoting positive community change.
The Rapides Foundation works with employers to develop creative solutions to positively impact employees’ wage-earning potential and, concurrently, business productivity. Ultimately, the Foundation’s interest in this area correlates the ability to earn a higher wage with other indicated measures such as home ownership and the ability to purchase health insurance.
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.