Bristol Female
Charitable Society

The Bristol Female Charitable Society Fund supports charitable programs and services in the greater East Bay community of Rhode Island, with a preference for Bristol. The fund, begun by 88 prominent Bristol women in 1811, was established at the Foundation in 2003. 

Preference is given to programs that promote benevolence and charity, and that especially extend relief to the poor and indigent. Grants generally range between $500 and $5,000.

Please limit your submissions to one application per year to the Bristol Female Charitable Society Fund. Application to this fund does not restrict an organization from applying for a grant from another fund administered by the Rhode Island Foundation. Please note: Applications will not be considered from organizations with overdue grant reports.

Application Deadline

Grants are awarded annually. Applications must be submitted by midnight (EST) on August 16, 2019. Please note that no assistance will be available after 5 p.m. (EST).

To Apply

A complete application consists of:

  • Completed online application
    (Applications are available six weeks prior to the deadline; all applications must be submitted through our online system.)
  • Narrative
  • Budget form
  • List of board of directors and staff 


LocationOne Union Station
Providence, RI 02903


(401) 274-4564

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