Community is created at the intersection of people and places. It’s the most tangible place where relationships are formed, challenges are felt, problems are solved. That’s why community-making is important.
The Community Grants program provides grants up to $10,000 for community-making efforts that make unique and important things happen at this intersection. Since 2016, we have awarded more than $1.1 million to 120 projects across Rhode Island.
Previous Community Grants have supported community gardens, interpretative signage and walking tours, artistic performances, public art, and little free libraries.
Nonprofit organizations, municipal governments, public agencies like libraries or schools, and volunteer-led groups such as neighborhood and resident associations are eligible to apply. Organizations that do not have a 501(c)3 IRS designation will require a fiscal sponsor.