Foundation / Corporation
Rhode Island Foundation
01/12/18 Midnight EST
Grants of up to $2,500 and grants of up to $3,500 to Rhode Island nonprofits, government agencies, and libraries to ensure greater access to information through projects such as archiving materials and disseminating information through the media. Funding is also available to help libraries meet local needs.
Grants are offered in two categories:
1. Media Project Grants
To provide greater access to information through archiving, documenting, displaying, or disseminating information
2. Library Challenge Grants
To provide added funding for fundraising campaigns planned to meet local needs
ADDD Media Project Grants should assure greater access to information by targeted individuals. The goal may be achieved by doing one of the following:
- Archive catalog collections of videos, programs, performances, or publications;
- Document produce printed materials, DVDs, or other media to stimulate thoughtful discussion;
- Display audio-visual, graphic, or combined presentations; or
- Disseminate spread information and/or newly produced materials through the media (radio, television, newspapers, or the Internet).
This is a matching grant, with the following guidelines:
- For requests of $500 to $1,499
The grant may cover up to 60% of the total project cost. Agency must obtain the remaining 40% through other funding, matched funding, in-kind services (i.e., staff time), agency funds or funds from at least one external donor.
- For requests of $1,500 to $2,500
The grant may cover up to 50% of the total project cost. Agency must obtain the remaining 50% through other funding, matched funding, in-kind services (i.e., staff time), agency funds or funds from at least one external donor.
- For requests up to $3,500
The grant may cover up to 40% of the total project cost. Agency must obtain the remaining 60% through other funding, matched funding, in-kind services (i.e., staff time), agency funds or funds from at least one external donor. In all categories, preference will be given to applicants whose board members provide matching funds.
Library Challenge Grants are intended to provide added funding for campaigns planned to meet local needs; i.e., annual fundraising drives or special campaigns directed toward acquisition of equipment, special collections, or more books, publications, and holdings in other media.
It is up to you to suggest the challenge. Applications must be submitted each year prior to initiation of the campaign being challenged.
The intent of these Challenge Grants is to encourage libraries to set monetary targets for their campaigns and to plan their fundraising tactics carefully before approaching the community. The Fund will not be the sole funder or first contributor to a campaign. Applicants must demonstrate commitments from other sources for this project.
You will not be in competition with other applicants. All properly fashioned campaigns for which a completed application has been approved will receive funds.
GrantWatch ID#: 176901
Media Project Grants: $500 - $3,500
Library Challenge Grants: $500 - $2,500
Library Challenge Grants: Initial challenge is for one year only. However, applicants may think of a multi-year progression. Grants to support future years will be “stepped up” if the first-year campaign is successful.
Any nonprofit or municipal agency may apply for a Media Project Grant. Typical applicants are consortia developed around a particular concern, libraries, etc.
Challenge Grants to support libraries may be requested by any Rhode Island library or library support organization with 501(c)(3) status or statement of standing as a municipal agency. It is up to you to suggest the challenge.
Applicants requesting more than $2,500 will require an on-site consultation. Site visits must be scheduled by November 27, 2017 by calling Kelly Riley.
Applications must be submitted by midnight (EST) on January 12, 2018. Please note that no assistance will be available after 5 p.m. (EST).
Proposals which have designated donations from individual board members will be given higher priority.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply for a Library Challenge Grant: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_983/?SA=SNA&FID=35247
Apply for a Media Project Grant: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_983/?SA=SNA&FID=35248
Kelly Riley, Donor Services Administrator
Rhode Island Foundation
One Union Station
Providence, RI 02903
USA: Rhode Island