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

Emma G. Harris Foundation Grant


GrantWatch ID# 170546
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Bank of America Private Bank Philanthropic Solutions - Emma G. Harris Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: Rhode Island

Important Dates
LOI Date: 06/01/22
Deadline: 08/01/22 11:59 PM

Grant Description
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 ages 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.

Successful applications from nonprofit organizations must offer vocational or job skills training via an established course that is offered to youth and young adults ages 14 to 24.

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. 



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Eligibility
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

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

Applicants must be classified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a 501(c)(3) public charity. The foundations do not consider grant requests from individuals and do not support organizations attempting to influence policy through direct lobbying or any political campaigns.

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.

For Frequently Asked Questions, see the FAQ tab at https://www.bankofamerica.com/philanthropic/search-for-grants/.

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

Contact Information
Apply online: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_1116?SA=SNA&FID=35372

To discuss the application process or for questions about this foundation, contact:
ma.ri.grantmaking@bankofamerica.com
Please indicate the foundation name in the email subject line.

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