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Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation Grant

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for programs that address the needs of local residents. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. A portion of funding will be allocated to Texas organizations in eligible regions. Funding is intended for activities and projects within the focus areas of arts and culture, community development, social services, democracy and civic participation, education, and health. By policy, one-third of annual grant funds are required to be distributed for projects/programs located in Waco, Texas. An additional one-third of annual grant monies are discretionary and can be distributed throughout the USA as desired.

Funding Areas:

  • Education: The Foundation is interested in the broad area of education, but with a special concern for early learning up to and through the elementary years. Other areas of interest include adult education and training initiatives, and programs that enhance the capabilities of teachers and other professionals in public schools.
  • Arts and Culture: The Foundation supports artistic and cultural programs, especially those that encourage participation, and enrich the lives of children and disadvantaged members of the community. Education and cultivation of new and young patrons is encouraged.
  • Health: The Foundation seeks to improve the quality and delivery of healthcare services to all citizens, especially to women, children, and those who do not have access to conventional medical resources. Community-based outreach initiatives such as immunization programs are of interest to the Foundation.
  • Community Building and Social Services: The Foundation seeks to build communities that improve the quality of life for all citizens and foster the growth and development of children. The Foundation encourages programs that build grassroots neighborhood networks, provide job training and job opportunities for the unemployed and under-employed, or provide a comprehensive safety net of social services for the least-advantaged citizens.
  • Democracy and Civic Participation: The Foundation supports efforts both to make government more responsive and to encourage citizens to take an active interest and role in political life. The Foundation promotes intergovernmental cooperation as well as initiatives that broaden citizen awareness of public policy issues and alternatives, build skills necessary for political leadership, and provide opportunities for community service.

Proposals that fall outside the areas above are considered as long as they offer imaginative, and when possible, long-range solutions to the problems of the neediest members of society, and ideally solutions that can be replicated in other communities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 135007

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

USA nonprofit organizations may apply. One-third of annual grant funds are distributed for projects/programs located in Waco, Texas. An additional one-third of annual grant monies are discretionary and can be distributed throughout the United States as desired.

Pre-Application Information:

The first step of the process is to submit your LOI through the online grant portal. The Foundation may decide to move the LOI forward to the full application stage or decline.

2022 Spring Grant Cycle
- February 15, 2022 - Deadline to Submit LOI for 2022 Spring Cycle
- April 1, 2022 - Deadline to Submit Grant Application for 2022 Spring Cycle (By Invitation)
- April/May 2022 - 2022 Spring Grant Review (Notifications sent by late May)

2022 Fall Grant Cycle
- Aug/Sept 2022 - Portal to open for LOI submission (Date TBD)
- September 15, 2022 - Deadline to Submit LOI for 2022 Fall Cycle
- November 15, 2022 - Deadline to Submit Grant Applications for 2022 Fall Cycle (By Invitation)
- December 2022 - 2022 Fall Grant Review (Notifications sent by mid to late December)

Grant decisions will be e-mailed within three weeks following decisions made during the Spring, Summer, and Fall board meetings.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation
5400 Bosque Blvd., Suite 245
Waco, Texas 76710
Phone: (254) 741-0510
Fax: (254) 741-0092

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas: Waco;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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