September 26, 2019


Since its creation in 1994, The Rapides Foundation has sought to improve the health status of Central Louisiana by developing initiatives and strategies intended to impact our community for decades to come.

All of our work revolves around this mission of improving health status, and we release funding opportunities aligned with our focus areas to find partners who share in our goals. Learn more about the work of The Rapides Foundation.

New Funding Opportunity 

Healthy People/Healthy Behaviors Focus Area

Healthy Behaviors Program Grant
Letter of Intent deadline: Thursday, December 19, 2019;
No later than 5:00 p.m. CT
Letters of Intent must be submitted using the Foundation's online application process.  

The Rapides Foundation has released its Healthy Behaviors Program Grant. Through this grant opportunity, the Foundation seeks to prevent and reduce obesity and prevent and control tobacco use by funding communities committed to implementing strategic action and research-based prevention programs across the nine Central Louisiana parishes served by the Foundation. 

This is a two-stage grant process. The first step is to submit a Letter of Intent by December 19, 2019. Approved Letters of Intent will be invited to submit a full proposal due to the Foundation by April 9, 2020. Grants of up to $225,000 over a three-year period are available.

Grants from The Rapides Foundation

To see all funding opportunities available through The Rapides Foundation, and to learn details about how to apply, visit our website and click the "Grants" tab.