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

Education

Carter Spark Grants

Application Closed

Carter Spark Grants are small, flexible grants to support teachers with innovative ideas to “spark” students’ love for learning.

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Education Health and Medicine

Clean Competition Fund Grants

Ongoing

Grants from this program are for education, outreach, scientific projects, and clinical or basic research involving appropriate medical uses or long-term health implications of human growth hormone (“hGH”) use or use of other performance-enhancing substances.

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Community

Community Grants

Application Closed

Community Grants support community-building activities in cities and towns throughout Rhode Island.

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Communities of Color

Community Organization Capacity Building Grants

Application Closed

This program is intended to support nonprofits led by Black, Latino, Indigenous, or Asian executive directors or other decision-makers within an organization.

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Community

COVID-19 Response Fund Grants

Application Closed

This program provides flexible funding to nonprofit organizations at the forefront of COVID-19 response in RI. Due to overwhelming demand, we are pausing the application process to focus on fundraising. When additional funding is available we will update this information.

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LGBTQ

Equity Action Grants

Application Closed

Offering two types of grants, Equity Action is committed to enacting social change by championing initiatives and organizations that encourage justice for, provide support to, and improve the quality of life of LGBTQ Rhode Islanders.

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Arts & Culture

Expansion Arts Grants

Application Closed

A collaboration between Rhode Island Foundation, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, and Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, this program offers funding and organizational assistance to community-based, culturally diverse arts and cultural organizations.

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Arts & Culture

Subvención de Expansión de las Artes

Application Closed

El programa de Expansión de las Artes de Rhode Island ofrece asistencia financiera y de administración a organizaciones culturales y artísticas de foco comunitario y culturalmente diversas.

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Human Services

Food & Housing Security Grants

Multiple Deadlines

Grants from this program fund local nonprofit organizations that address housing and/or food insecurity for Rhode Island’s most vulnerable populations.

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Health and Medicine

Fund for Healthy Rhode Island Grants

September 29, 2021

Grants from this fund support place-based collaborations and cross-sector initiatives, with a focus on responding to behavioral health needs in the community.

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Community

June Rockwell Levy Foundation Grants

Multiple Deadlines

Grants are made to 501(c )(3) organizations serving the communities of Providence County, with a preference for northern Rhode Island.

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Health and Medicine

Grants from Special Medical Funds

Application Closed

Grants from this collection of funds support nonprofits engaged in work that impacts the health and healthcare of Rhode Islanders in several specific areas.

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