RIF: Organizational Development Grants

Rhode Island Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Next deadline: Apr 26, 2019

Later deadlines: Jul 12, 2019, Oct 11, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building

Location of project: Rhode Island

Location of residency: Rhode Island

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Organizational Development Grants

A strong nonprofit sector, able to meet the needs of the community, requires strong nonprofit organizations. To that end, we offer organizational development grants of up to $10,000. The grants can be used to fund activities that strengthen and improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness. This may include strategic planning, business planning, feasibility studies, fund development planning, marketing and communications planning, planning for reorganization, streamlining, and/or mergers, financial management planning or systems adoption, and transition or succession planning. 

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  • Nonprofit charitable organizations that are exempt from federal taxes under section 501(c) (3) of the IRS Revenue Code can apply for grant.


  • Proposals are evaluated on the clear articulation of need, the organization’s ability to demonstrate readiness to undertake the proposed project, and the clarity of measurable outcomes.
  • Beyond these criteria, consideration will be given to organizations in the early stages of development, particularly if their work addresses a population or issue that is underserved, as well as organizations whose work shows considerable potential for long-term impact.