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Food and Housing Security Grants

Grants to Rhode Island Nonprofits for Programs that Provide
Housing and Food to Children, the Homeless, and the Elderly

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Rhode Island Foundation

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Grants starting at $10,000 to Rhode Island nonprofit organizations for programs that provide housing and food to underprivileged populations. Priority is given to programs that support children and the elderly, and people who are homeless or poor. Funding will be provided for operations, direct, and basic needs assistance to agencies.

Funding Priorities:
- Statewide programs or efforts that have a strong geographic or community focus
- Collaborations, especially regional ones
- Requests for children and the homeless populations
- Agencies with adequate capacity to deliver services

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184299

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant funding amounts will be linked to both service provided and the number of individuals reached and can range from $10,000 to $150,000.

Agencies and/or collaborations with a statewide reach will be eligible for grants of $50,000 and higher.

Smaller agencies serving a distinct geographic area will be eligible for grants of $50,000 or less.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Rhode Island based/serving agencies
- Must address housing, food insecurity, or other basic needs
- Agencies that request general operating funds must have, and share, a strategic plan or business plan
- Must serve vulnerable populations
- Must have other funding for direct, basic needs

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadlines: March 29, 2019, and September 6, 2019.

Applicants should contact Ian Ross with any issues related to logging in to the grant portal.

Contact Information:

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

Online application:

Inés Merchán, Grant Programs Officer
(401) 427-4034

Ian Ross, Grants Database Coordinator
(401) 427-4012

Rhode Island Foundation
One Union Station
Providence, RI 02903

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Rhode Island