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Emma G. Harris Foundation Grant

Grants to Rhode Island Nonprofits for Workforce
Training Programs for Young Adults

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Bank of America Private Bank Philanthropic Solutions - Emma G. Harris Foundation

LOI Date:

06/01/21

Deadline Date:

08/01/21 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants to Rhode Island nonprofit organizations for workforce training programs for youth. Interested applicants are required to submit a letter of inquiry prior to submitting the full proposal. Funding is intended to support programs that prepare young adults age 14 to 24 to enter the job market through educational programs that offer technical, household, industrial, or domestic training.

Preference is given to nonprofit, community-based organizations that provide vocational or job skills training programs in the state of Rhode Island.

More specifically, courses must:

  • Offer vocational or job training, rather than general education. ESL/ESOL may be included in vocational/job training requests
  • Focus on youth and young adults, ages 14 to 24, rather than adults and/or people who are currently employed
  • Be established courses (as opposed to newly launched)

Although household and domestic training programs are mentioned in Ms. Harris' will, the Harris Foundation is focused on preparing youth and young adults, ages 14 to 24, to work outside of the home.

Through their support of charitable organizations, the Foundation seeks to positively impact the lives of the traditionally underserved within their communities. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170546

Term of Contract:

The majority of grants from the Harris Foundation are 1 year in duration.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Preference is given to nonprofit, community-based organizations that provide vocational or job skills training programs in the state of Rhode Island.

The Foundation does not consider:
- Grants for startup programs
- Grant requests for capital projects
- Programs targeted to middle school students or younger, even though Ms. Harris mentions boys and girls in her will.

Pre-Application Information:

- LOI is due June 1.
- Deadline to submit a full application is on or before August 1.

Please submit online applications by 11:59 p.m. on the day of the foundation’s deadline date. If the deadline falls on a weekend or a federally recognized holiday, applications are due on the next business day by 11:59 p.m.

The Emma G. Harris Foundation application involves a 2-stage process:

Stage 1: An online Letter of Inquiry (LOI) must be submitted on, or before June 1.

The Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education must certify that each LOI applicant meets the Harris Foundation's requirements, specifically that the program provides vocational or job skills training via an established course that is offered to youth and young adults ages 14 to 24. Certification is then sent to the Foundation’s trustee, Bank of America, N.A.

Stage 2: Once LOIs are certified by the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, select applicants will receive an email invitation in June from the trustee to submit a full application on, or before August 1.

Applicants invited to submit full applications will be notified of final grant decisions before December 31.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online portal:
https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_1116?SA=SNA&FID=35372

To contact the Foundation by email: ma.ri.grantmaking@bankofamerica.com
To contact the Foundation by phone: 1.866.778.6859

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Rhode Island

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