Grants & Scholarships

Grant Opportunities

Each program has different purposes, application requirements, and deadlines. Carefully review the guidelines provided for each funding opportunity.

To browse through frequently asked questions about our grantmaking please visit the Grant Program FAQs page.

Grants

Health and Medicine

COVID-19 Behavioral Health Fund Grants

Multiple Deadlines

Deadlines: Multiple, April 17, 2020 and May 15, 2020 Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations working to address Rhode Islanders' behavioral health needs resulting from the COVID-19 crisis

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COVID-19 Response Fund Grants

Ongoing

This program provides flexible funding to nonprofit organizations at the forefront of COVID-19 response in Rhode Island, thanks to many generous donors and a partnership between the Rhode Island Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island.

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Community

Responsive Grants

Ongoing

Responsive Grants are awarded to respond to the expressed needs of the community.

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Strategic Initiatives

Strategic Initiative Grants

Ongoing

Strategic Initiative Grants support organizations and programs that align with the Foundation’s strategic priorities - economic security, educational success, and healthy lives.

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Subvenciones del Fondo de Repuesta al COVID-19

Ongoing

Fecha límite: en curso Este programa proporciona fondos flexibles a organizaciones sin fines de lucro que están a la vanguardia de la respuesta al COVID-19 en Rhode Island.

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Animal Welfare

Grants from the Program for Animal Welfare

June 11, 2020

Grants from this program support humane animal education and treatment.

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Arts & Culture Education

Arts in Academics Grants

October 23, 2020

Grants support educational projects that integrate art disciplines into other core academic subjects.

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Health and Medicine

Barrington District Nursing Association Fund Grants

Application Closed

Grants from the Barrington District Nursing Association Fund support programs that ensure the physical and mental health, and well-being, of Barrington residents.

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Human Services

Basic Human Needs Grants

Ongoing

Grants from this program are aimed at helping community-based agencies provide emergency assistance to Rhode Islanders in need.

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Health and Medicine

Behavioral Health Fund Grants

Application Closed

Grants support primary and secondary prevention models and high-quality, affordable behavioral health care services.

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Communities of Color

Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund Grants

September 10, 2020

Offering grants and scholarships to benefit the Black community in Rhode Island, this fund is the result of a collaboration between the Black Philanthropy Initiative and Bannister House.

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Health and Medicine

Grants from the Program for the Blind

Multiple Deadlines

Grants from this program support services for the blind and visually impaired in Rhode Island.

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