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Grants to Rhode Island CBOs to Support the State's Black Community

Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund Grant


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Funding Source
The Rhode Island Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: Rhode Island

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/08/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $15,000 to Rhode Island community-based organizations to benefit the state's Black community. Funding is intended to promote economic stability, job training, and financial literacy among historically underserved African American populations and more recent African immigrants and refugees. The goal of the grant program is to address the most pressing needs of Rhode Island's Black community.

The fund gives priority to equity, education, social justice, and economic empowerment of the Black community in three core areas:

  1. Grants to community-based organizations that strive to uplift low-income Black Rhode Islanders. The programs should target financial stability, economic empowerment, and structural inequities. Programs can also support and promote the history and achievements of Blacks in Rhode Island and preserve the culture of the Black community. Priority will be given to organizations that primarily serve the Black community and are Black-led.
  2. Grants to Black, community-based organizations that provide youth development and mentoring opportunities to Black youth. The programs should target educational success, avoidance of risk behaviors, and empowerment to make positive decisions and achieve higher aspirations. Youth should be supported in growth and engagement in productive interpersonal relationships to positively impact the Black community. Priority will be given to organizations that primarily serve the Black community and are Black-led.
  3. Scholarship assistance for Black students who are pursuing or advancing a career in healthcare. For more information or to apply for this scholarship, please see


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Grants are made to Rhode Island community-based organizations.

Pre-Application Information
Application deadline: September 8, 2023

Applications are available six weeks prior to the deadline.

Estimated Size of Grant
Requests for up to $15,000 will be considered.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

Angie Ankoma
Vice President and Executive Director, Equity Leadership Initiative
(401) 427-4005

Rhode Island Foundation
One Union Station
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401)274-4564

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