For Nonprofits

Nonprofits across our state are working hard to make Rhode Island a better place for all to live and work. The Foundation is proud to support them. Together, we can improve lives.

There are three primary ways in which we can work together:

  1. Grant opportunities
    The Foundation - thanks to the generosity of our donors - offers many grant opportunities.
  2. Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence
    Our Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence builds the capacity of nonprofit organizations so they can better achieve their missions. The Initiative supports nonprofits by sharing best practices, providing tools, doing good research, and encouraging leadership.
  3. Organizational endowment funds
    More than 150 Rhode Island nonprofits have entrusted the Foundation with management of their organizational endowments and receive regular grant distributions from their fund. We would welcome the opportunity to talk with you about establishing an endowment at the Foundation for your nonprofit.

This video from our 2017 Annual Meeting honors the Center for Women & Enterprise, recipient of our Community Leadership Award.

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Upcoming Grant Deadlines

The funds at right have application deadlines in the coming weeks.

March 23: North Smithfield Ambulance and Rescue Association Fund
Supports charitable programs and activities in North Smithfield.

March 23: Special Medical Funds
Support nonprofits engaged in work that impacts the health and healthcare of Rhode Islanders in several specific areas.

April 2: Fund for a Healthy Rhode Island
Supports place-based collaborations that address health disparities and improve population health in Rhode Island communities.


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Providence, RI 02903


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