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Special Medical Funds

Grants to Rhode Island Nonprofits to Address the
Healthcare Needs of Specific Medical Conditions

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Foundation / Corporation

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Rhode Island Foundation

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Grants ranging from $10,000 to $75,000 to Rhode Island nonprofit organizations to address healthcare needs associated with specific medical conditions. Priority is given to projects and programs that demonstrate a significant impact on health and healthcare, and that address health disparities and inequities in the state.

The Rhode Island Foundation is offering grants to assist nonprofit organizations that are engaged in work that impacts the health and healthcare of Rhode Islanders. This program was made possible by generous donors who established funds to support the following areas:

1. Renal disease / diabetes (emphasis on education, prevention, and care)
2. Care of elderly suffering from incurable illnesses, both physical and mental
3. End of life care / Hospice care / incurable diseases
4. Mental illness
5. Developmental disabilities
6. Blindness / physical disabilities
7. Outreach, education, clinical or basic research involving human growth hormone steroids or other performance enhancing substances.

Funds that support specific medical conditions:
-Anthony & Attilia E. Caran Fund
-Richard N. and Beverly E. Carr Fund
-Clean Competition Fund
-David Spalding Douglass Fund
-Foundation for Health Fund
-Eva and Boris Frankfurt Fund
-Marion Baker Freeman Fund
-Haire Family Fund
-Harriet Kean Harrington Fund
-Anna E. Johnson Fund for Incurables
-Dorothy Hackney Smith Fund
-Ellen and Harry Smith Fund
-United Welfare Committee Fund
-Mabel M. Woodward Fund

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176325

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are expected to range from $10,000 to $75,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility and Criteria:
-Nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations located or delivering services in the State of Rhode Island.
-Special Medical Fund awards do not fund individuals, scholarships, capital or endowment efforts, fundraising events, or campaigns to elect candidates to public office.
-Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in the area of proposed work.
-Organizational infrastructure that indicates sufficient capacity for this work, including financial infrastructure and staff.
-Grant support from Special Medical Funds will not reduce eligibility to apply to the Rhode Island Foundation for other grant support.
-Please note: Applications will not be considered from organizations with overdue grant reports.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is March 19, 2018.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Larry Warner, Strategic Initiative Officer
(401) 427-4051

Rhode Island Foundation
One Union Station
Providence, RI 02903

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Rhode Island