Ocean State Charities Trust Grant

Grants to Rhode Island Nonprofits for Social
Welfare, Education, Housing, and Health Programs

GrantWatch ID#: 176891
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Ocean State Charities Trust


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Grants of up to $20,000 to Rhode Island nonprofit organizations to enhance the quality of life for local residents. Funded programs and activities should promote social welfare in the State, or assist the people of Rhode Island in the areas of housing, health, education, or similar activities.

No grant shall exceed $20,000 in any calendar year.

Awarded grants must be spent within one year of the funding date or the funds will be returned to Ocean State Charities Trust.


- Grantees must be legal agencies located in the State of Rhode Island, and be actively engaged in charitable endeavors and activities in the State of Rhode Island.
- Grantees must be charitable organizations qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and must present proof thereof.
- Regional programs will only be considered for grants if there is a measurable way to monitor and document activity within the State of Rhode Island.


- The Trust will not make grants for the purpose of adding to endowment funds, will not make loans, will not make grants to reduce a prior year’s deficit, and will not make grants that will be re-distributed to other charities.
- It is the policy of the Trust not to fund regular operating expenses of groups or fund personnel costs.
- Grantees may not be private foundations or individual persons.

There shall be two funding cycles per year - one in May and one in November. The Executive Director of the Trust shall receive all applications by February 1 and August 1 proceeding the funding cycle. The Trust will not accept applications for 18 months from organizations that had previously been granted funding.

The Trust will not accept applications for eighteen months from organizations that had previously been granted funding.

In addition to the completed online application the following paperwork is required:

- A copy of your organization's 501(c)(3) determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service including your Employer Identification Number (EIN).
- A copy of your organization's audit report, compilation or review for the past fiscal year, completed by an independent accounting agency or CPA.

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

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Staff Contacts:

Jane Lynch, Executive Director

Martha Hyman, Administrative Assistant


1005 Main Street, Suite 2123,
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Phone: 401-728-9008
Fax: 401-726-5538

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