Grants & Scholarships

Community Grants are going strong

In just three years, our Community Grants program has funded more than $1.1 million for projects that are benefiting residents in each of our state’s 39 cities and towns.

As part of our centennial celebration in 2016, we created the Community Grants program—a way for donors and nonprofits to foster community-building projects around Rhode Island. In just three years this program has funded more than $1.1 million for projects from Woonsocket to Westerly and from Burrillville to Barrington, benefitting residents in each of our state’s 39 cities and towns.

Art from the Heart of the Community: what South County Means to Me
One hundred community members, artists and non-artists, aged 4 to 80+,created square tiles which ultimately came together into a mural that is now on display in the Peace Dale Library.

In announcing the 2018 community grants, Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg stated, “Our grants will produce places to gather, create friendships, and inspire new collaborations that will build community connections all over our state. Initiatives like this are only possible due to the vision of those who came before us, the donors who generously invest in Rhode Island and the nonprofits that convert those resources into action.”

Pullen Corner Schoolhouse in Lincoln
The Pullen Corner Schoolhouse in Lincoln is being restored to what it was like when it was a one-room schoolhouse from the 1850s until it closed in 1922.