RIF: Newport County Fund Small Grants

Rhode Island Foundation

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Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $10,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 15, 2020 8:59pm PST

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, General Operating Expense, Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Newport County, Rhode Island

Location of residency: Newport County, Rhode Island

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About this funder:



The Newport County Fund (NCF) offers competitive small grants, which range from $1,000 to $10,000. Grants are awarded where a relatively small amount of money can be of strategic assistance to a nonprofit organization serving one or more of the six cities and towns of Newport County.

Program Focus & Priorities

The following are among areas where grants may be awarded:

  • Project development support for new programs
  • Strengthening and/or expanding established community programs and services
  • Community or municipal planning and/or leadership
  • Policy or advocacy efforts on behalf of community concerns 

Successful applications will demonstrate:

  • Alignment with the intent of the NCF grant program to serve one or more of the communities in Newport County
  • Focus on a significant problem or opportunity in the county
  • Strategic partnerships or collaboration
  • Proven or innovative in approach
  • Capacity and leadership to complete the proposed work
  • Measurable results
  • A plan for long-term sustainability of the program or project

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Nonprofit, 501(c) organizations and municipal departments located and operating in Newport County are eligible to apply.
  • Organizations that provide services or programs in Newport County also are eligible.
  • Grants may support faith-based organizations for secular programs or projects.
  • As a Foundation-established fund with geographic focus, the Newport County Fund awards grants that serve to supplement, not replace, the Foundation’s current statewide grantmaking programs.
    • Grant support from NCF will not reduce eligibility to apply to The Rhode Island Foundation for other grant support.
  • Successful projects may reapply for additional funding.


  • The Newport County Fund does not fund:
    • individuals or scholarships;
    • capital or endowment efforts;
    • medical research;
    • debt reduction;
    • fundraising events; or
    • campaigns to elect candidates to public office.
  • NCF does not make multi-year commitments.