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RI Foundation offers more than $100K in grants to nonprofits serving state's Black community

Posted 9/2/21

The Rhode Island Foundation is offering more than $100,000 in grants to nonprofits that serve the Black community, particularly organizations that have significant Black representation among their staff and board of directors. The deadline to apply for

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RI Foundation offers more than $100K in grants to nonprofits serving state's Black community

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The Rhode Island Foundation is offering more than $100,000 in grants to nonprofits that serve the Black community, particularly organizations that have significant Black representation among their staff and board of directors. The deadline to apply for funding from the foundation’s Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund is Sept. 9.

“Our aim is to support work that strengthens and empowers this community. We’re targeting organizations that focus on the unique needs of Rhode Island’s Black community, including those nonprofits that have a tradition of serving the community,” said Adrian Bonéy, the foundation’s program officer who oversees the fund and other special programs.

The fund gives priority to equity, education, social justice and economic empowerment of the Black community in three core areas, with a long-term goal of systemic change that improves the lives of Rhode Island’s Black community.

The grants will support community-based organizations that uplift low-income Black Rhode Islanders by creating pathways to financial stability and achievement, providing youth development and mentoring programs to urban Black youth and promoting the history, culture and achievements of Blacks in Rhode Island.

The request for proposals comes during Black Philanthropy Month. In addition to the grant program, the fund also offers scholarship assistance for Black students who are pursuing or advancing a career in health care at an accredited institution and are Rhode Island residents who demonstrate financial need. Scholarship requests can be submitted after Jan. 1, 2022.

Over the years, the fund has awarded more than $770,000 in grants and scholarships. For more information about applying for a grant from the Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund, visit www.rifoundation.org.

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