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. Capacity building
    Helping nonprofits build capacity so they can better achieve their missions is a Foundation priority. We do this by sharing best practices, providing tools, doing good research, and encouraging leadership.
  3. Organization endowment funds
    Nearly 200 Rhode Island nonprofits have entrusted the Foundation with management of their organization 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 2019 Annual Meeting honors the College Crusade of Rhode Island, recipient of our Community Leadership Award.

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Upcoming Grant Deadlines

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

September 6: Food and Housing Security Grants
Fund local nonprofit organizations that address housing and/or food insecurity for Rhode Island’s most vulnerable populations.

September 12: Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund
Supports youth development and mentoring for Black youth and the promotion of the history, achievements, and culture of the Black community.

September 27: Juanita S├ínchez Fund
Supports organizations enriching the lives of Latinos in Rhode Island.


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