Rhode Island Grants for Nonprofits
Grants for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations working in Rhode Island
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Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Bell's Brewery Sponsorships and Donations
Sponsored events and donations play a key role within our Bell’s philosophy. Through these events, we are able to not only give back to the communities we sell our beer in, but also get to have a great time with our fans! We are always looking for new opportunities and welcome your suggestions and applications. Please keep in mind that while we would love to be able to participate in everything, we sometimes must respectfully decline.
We do have a few guidelines we follow for all sponsorships and donations, please read through them below before proceeding to our application.
- Requests must be submitted at least 8 weeks prior to the event start date or the date the donation is needed. Any events submitted with less than 8 weeks’ notice will automatically be declined. We want to give every event we are involved in the best chance for success, which means we need time to plan. While 8 weeks is our minimum time requirement, additional time is always appreciated, especially for larger events.
- We do very little traditional advertising, instead we focus our efforts on sponsorships. When we partner with an event or an organization, we like to be involved! That said, if your proposal only involves a logo placement, we will politely decline in favor of events that offer us a chance to interact with our fans.
- We’re an eccentric bunch here at Bell’s and love to be involved with events that reflect your community’s eccentricities, uniqueness and inclusivity.
- We are always happy to consider requests for donations of Bell’s swag for homebrew competitions, fundraisers and events! That said, due to Michigan state law, we are not legally allowed to donate beer to events in any state. We’re sorry, but we legally cannot make any exceptions.
Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
NOTE: Requests are considered quarterly by our Community Investment Boards
Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed nearly $35 million in 2018 to community causes throughout its footprint and beyond. The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation award grants in four focus areas:
- Human needs grants that support increased food security, housing and shelter, and access to basic medical and health care.
- Environmental stewardship grants to protect natural resources and help non-profit organizations make efficient use of energy.
- Education grants to develop the capacity of the future workforce, especially in STEM and energy fields.
- Community vitality grants to foster an appreciation of diversity, revitalize neighborhoods and ensure a vibrant community life through support of cultural endeavors.
Because the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation supports a wide range of charitable programs, most grants are in the $1,000 to $15,000 range. Higher amounts may be awarded when a program is an exceptional fit with corporate business- or giving priorities, or when there is significant employee involvement in the effort.
Bonnell Cove Foundation
The Bonnell Cove Foundation was organized in 1989 by the Cruising Club of America to conduct research and educational activities. Initial funding for the Foundation came from the sale of a tract of waterfront land in Block Island, Rhode Island to the Block Island Conservancy for conservation purposes. George P.P. Bonnell, a charter member and former Commodore of the Club, bequeathed the land to the Club in 1959. Club members have provided additional funding.
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that makes grants each year to other charitable organizations with particular emphasis in the areas of safety at sea and environmental protection.
Safety At Sea
The Foundation's grants related to safety at sea will be concentrated in three areas of particular concern to the growing number of individuals who voyage offshore in small vessels. These areas include: Boat design and construction, Navigation, and Individual safety (medical emergencies and overboard accidents)
A number of areas affecting the quality of the marine environment and those who make coastal and ocean voyages have been identified by the Foundation:
- Marine sanitation devices
- Control of oceanic and coastal water pollution
- Hazards from debris
- Coastal land conservation
Vermont Mutual Insurance Group
The mission of the Vermont Mutual Charitable Giving Fund is to enhance the quality of life in communities where the Group conducts business, by providing financial support to worthy community organizations.
Where We Give
The Charitable Giving Fund is designed to benefit organizations within the marketing territories of Vermont Mutual Insurance Group that aim to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities.
The Fund provides financial support to organizations that help to build, maintain and enrich healthy lives and strong, vibrant communities. The Fund's primary focus is to contribute to non-profit organizations that serve communities through any of the following four initiatives:
Promote Education: Examples may include traditional and non-traditional opportunities focused on inspiring academic excellence, leadership and community service
Foster Youth: Examples may include teaching and modeling positive life skills
Community-based: Programs that build better communities in which to live and work
Satisfy Basic Needs: Examples may include affordable housing, homelessness and hunger
Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
We employ over 17,000 people in 13 states, providing reliable, affordable, clean energy to nearly 7 million customers. We are a leader in the clean energy transition, with a clear strategy to achieve net-zero carbon and methane emissions.
Headquartered in Richmond, VA, we're creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities we serve. We invest in communities where we live and work, and protect our natural resources.
Critical Community Needs Grants
For the seventh consecutive year, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has pledged $1 million to help meet urgent human needs such as housing and shelter, access to medicine and medical services, and food security.
We consider requests from eligible nonprofits with a proven record of meeting basic human needs, while managing future need by providing programs with significant and measurable outcomes. The project(s) should support one or more of the following:
- Housing and shelter
- Access to medicine and medical services (including mental health services)
- Increased food security
The Gladys Brooks Foundation
The Gladys Brooks Foundation was created under the will of Gladys Brooks Thayer of New York.
Its purpose is to provide for the intellectual, moral and physical welfare of the people of this country by establishing and supporting non-profit libraries, educational institutions, hospitals and clinics.
Scope of Grants Considered
The Foundation will consider major grant applications for innovative projects in the fields of libraries, education, hospitals and clinics.
Grants for Libraries
Grant applications will be considered generally for resource Endowments (print, film, electronic database, speakers/workshops) capital construction and innovative equipment. Projects fostering broader public access to global information sources utilizing collaborative efforts, pioneering technologies and equipment are encouraged.
Grants for Educational Institutions
Grant applications from universities, colleges and secondary schools will be considered generally for:
- educational endowments to fund scholarships based solely on educational achievements, leadership and academic ability of the student;
- endowments to support fellowships and teaching chairs for educators who confine their activities primarily to classroom instruction in the liberal arts, mathematics and the sciences during the academic year; and
- erection or endowment of buildings, wings or additions thereto of buildings, and equipment for educational purposes.
Grants for Hospitals & Clinics
Grant applications from hospitals and clinics will be considered generally where the proposal demonstrates one or more of the following:
- a new health need;
- an improvement in the quality of health care; or
- reduced health costs with better patient outcomes.
Kayla Jean Ricci Memorial Foundation
The focus of the Foundation is to provide assistance, including financial support to endeavors associated with the study, care and rescue of all earth's creatures.
The Kayla Jean Ricci Memorial Foundation was organized in 2002, after the tragic loss of a wonderful 12-year-old child from North Kingstown who died very suddenly of bacterial pneumonia. The only child of two very devoted parents, Kayla had an unusually passionate concern for the well-being of all the creatures of the earth, and it is in this vein that the Foundation was created.
Many individuals and buisnesses have been generous in contributing their time and resources to this organization. Because of their commitment, the Foundation has been able to support a variety of worthy causes.
The members of the Foundation hope that Kayla's dream of helping all of earth's creatures is being fulfilled and we will continue to give assistance to those who truly can make a difference in the world.
Scholarships, grants, and awards are being reviewed for their dedication to the preservation of animals and their environment and are reviewed on a bimonthly basis. We encourage people of all ages to submit applications with their study, research, or immediate assistance to the creatures of the earth.
Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
NOTE: The majority of our grants are reviewed on a rolling basis through our Community Investment Boards; see grant page here.
The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation will award up to $1 million through a competitive Environmental Education and Stewardship grants program. Eligible organizations include nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations and public and private K-12 schools in communities served by Dominion Energy companies.
The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation considers grant requests up to $50,000 that focus on specific, short-term projects that promise measurable results to improve the environment, and K-12 requests up to $5,000. The projects should support one or more of the following priorities:
The projects should support one or more of the following priorities:
- Educating K-12 students and the public about environmental stewardship
- Protecting and preserving natural habitats
- Improving open spaces and making nature accessible
Best Friends Animal Society
About Rachael Ray Foundation™
The Rachael Ray Foundation™ is funded by a portion of proceeds from each sale of Rachael's pet food, Nutrish®. The Foundation was launched by Rachael in 2016 to better support the causes she cares for most such as helping animals in need.
The Rachael Ray Foundation and Best Friends Animal Society are committed to helping Best Friends Network Partners increase lifesaving in their communities through impactful, innovative, and inclusive programming. Every year, there are two types of Rachael Ray grants for which partners can apply.
Grants for Animal Rescue to Save More Lives: The Rachael Ray Save Them All Grants
The Rachael Ray Save Them All Grants fund projects to reduce the lifesaving gap of cats and dogs in U.S. shelters. We welcome project proposals from public and private shelters, rescue groups, and other animal welfare organizations that enable lifesaving in a community.
The Rachael Ray Save Them All Grants fund projects that increase lifesaving of cats and dogs in U.S. shelters. We welcome project proposals from public and private shelters, as well as rescue groups and other animal welfare organizations focused on impacting lifesaving at shelters.
Your organization can apply for a grant of up to $50,000, with the amount requested not exceeding 10% of your operating budget. The average grant awarded last year was just under $13,000, therefor granting may only cover partial funding needed for your project.
- Projects can be focused on just one event/program or can include multiple events/programs.
- Proposed projects should align with regional priorities. Projects that satisfy these priorities will have the largest impact on lifesaving in each region.
- We welcome project proposals from public and private shelters, rescue groups, and other animal welfare organizations that enable lifesaving.
- If the applicant that is applying is an organization that is already no-kill, their project needs to be impacting a shelter that has a lifesaving gap and has not achieved a 90% save rate.
- If awarded, the applying organization will need to submit quarterly impact statistics of how many lives were impacted through the project.
- The impacted shelter’s intake and outcome data will need to be submitted as well, in order to calculate the reduction in gap to 90%, which will measure success of the project.
- Best Friends will make calculations for reduction in lifesaving gap after all data points are submitted. These two metrics (impacts and reduction number in lifesaving gap) will be used for grant accountability and measuring success.
Before you begin an application, please review the priorities for your region to ensure that your project aligns.
Southeast: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina
South Central: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas
Great Plains: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
Mountain West: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming
Northeast: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
Pacific: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington
Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Mid-Atlantic: District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
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