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Fund for Civic Activities (FCA) Grant

Grants to Bristol, Rhode Island Nonprofits
and Individuals to Enhance Civic Life

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Town of Bristol/Roger Williams University Cooperative Committee

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Grants of up to $2,500 to Bristol, Rhode Island nonprofit organizations and individuals to enhance civic life for local residents. Special emphasis is placed on programs benefitting underserved populations. Preference will be given to proposals that seek funding for the direct costs of new initiatives. Selection categories include the following:

-Adult Education
-Cultural & Historical
-Civic & Government Languages
-Life Skills
-Performing and Visual Arts
-Reading & Literacy
-Science, Technology, Math and Engineering (STEM)
-Sports & Recreation
-Vocational & Technical
-Community Service
-Health & Wellness
-Senior Services
-Environment & Sustainability
-Other, at discretion of the Committee

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179886

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

No one grant award will exceed $2,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individuals and nonprofit organizations that work toward enhancing the civic experience/community life in Bristol are invited to apply for grant funding.

The goal of the Fund is not to replace or be a substitute for public support for the Town’s budget, but instead to enhance the projects, programs and services for all residents of the Town of Bristol.

FCA funds are not intended to become part of an organization’s or project’s annual budget, as subsequent proposals will be considered independently and are not guaranteed to be awarded repeatedly.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant proposals must be submitted no later than the following:
-Spring: April 15 (unless a general extension is announced)
-Fall: October 15 (unless a general extension is announced)

Notification of funding will be made by mail by the following dates:
-Spring: May 15
-Fall: November 15

Volunteerism and matching funds, either in-kind or cash, are encouraged by the Bristol/RWU FCA.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

KC Ferrara, Director, Feinstein Center Roger Williams University
P: 401.254.3765
F: 401.254.3523

Peter B. Wilbur, VP, University Outreach & Engagement Roger Williams University
P: 401.254.3365
F: 401.254.7768

Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Rhode Island: Town of Bristol