Foundation / Corporation
Rhode Island Foundation
01/15/21 Midnight EST
Grants to Rhode Island civic, literacy, and cultural organizations, libraries, and government agencies to increase access to information and encourage dialogue about contemporary topics. Some applicants may be required to participate in an on-site consultation prior to the application deadline.
The Fund offers two grant opportunities:
Media Project Grants should assure greater access to information by targeted individuals. The goal may be achieved by doing one of the following:
Proposals which have designated donations from individual board members will be given higher priority. Preference will be given to applicants whose board members provide matching funds.
Applicants must suggest the challenge. Applications must be submitted each year prior to the 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.
Applicants 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:
- For requests $500 to $1,799: The grant may cover up to 60% of the total project cost.
- For requests $1,800 to $2,800: The grant may cover up to 50% of the total project cost.
- For requests up to $4,000: The grant may cover up to 40% of the total project cost.
Library Challenge Grants: Grant amounts ranging from $500 to $2,800 will be negotiated in a discussion with the Foundation after applications are received. Maximum awards will be based on previous year’s involvement.
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.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
USA: Rhode Island
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