Equity Action is Rhode Island's fund for sexual orientation and gender identity. As a permanent endowment at the Foundation, Equity Action advances the equitable treatment and improves the quality of life of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Rhode Islanders. Led by an advisory committee of dedicated volunteers, Equity Action provides grants to organizations and initiatives that support LGBTQ Rhode Islanders. The fund will continue to grow in perpetuity, supporting Rhode Island’s LGBTQ communities for generations to come.
Seven local nonprofit organizations serving the state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities have been granted $48,000 by Equity Action, an initiative of The Rhode Island Foundation.
Read this quick piece that summarizes Equity Action's work in advancing equitable treatment for LGBTQ Rhode Islanders (2012).
Meet the Neighbors
Meet the Neighbors, a 2004 in-depth look at Rhode Island’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities, identified critical areas of need that continue to inform Equity Action’s grantmaking.
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