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Juanita Sánchez Community Fund Grants

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The Juanita Sánchez Community Fund was established in 1992 through the contributions of friends and family of Juanita Sánchez to memorialize her life as a leader, organizer, and long-time believer in fighting for the unmet needs and rights of Latinos. The fund provides support for Rhode Island’s Latino community by offering grant assistance to nonprofit organizations working for the betterment of the Latino community in the state.

Grants from the Juanita Sánchez Community Fund may support any nonprofit with projects that enrich or improve the lives of Latinos in Rhode Island. Grants generally range between $500 and $1,500, depending upon the quantity and quality of proposals received.

Application deadline

Grants are awarded annually. Applications must be submitted by midnight (EST) on September 24, 2021. Technical assistance will not be available after 5 p.m. (EST).

To apply

A complete application package includes:

  • A complete application, submitted through our online system;
  • A budget form, also available in our online system; and
  • Current board and staff lists for the applicant organization.

Applications are available six weeks prior to the deadline; all applications must be submitted through our online system.

NOTE: If you already have started an online application, please log in to your account page to edit the application that is in progress.

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