Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund for Black and African-American Communities (US)
Rhode Island’s community foundation is seeking proposals for its Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund Grants program to provide scholarships and supports nonprofit organizations that advance equity and social justice for the Black and African-American communities of Rhode Island.
The fund will continue to honor the original focus of Bannister House and the Black Philanthropy Initiative by supporting Rhode Island’s Black community.
The Black Philanthropy Initiative was established as a field of interest fund at the Foundation in 2007 to advance equity and social justice for the Black and African-American communities of Rhode Island.
Recognizing the need to promote economic stability, job training, and financial literacy among not only historically underserved African-American populations in Rhode Island, but also more recent African immigrants and refugees, community members joined the Foundation in raising funds for a permanent endowment to support organizations whose work promotes long-term, systemic solutions to persistent challenges.
The fund provides assistance in three core areas
Grants to community-based organizations that provide youth development and mentoring opportunities to urban Black youth. The programs should target educational success, avoidance of risk behaviors, empowerment to make positive decisions, higher aspirations, increased confidence, more positive interpersonal relationships and growth and engagement that positively impacts the community.
Grants to Black community-based organizations that support and promote the history and achievements of Blacks in Rhode Island, preserve the culture of the Black community and strive to uplift low-income Black Rhode Islanders.
Scholarship assistance for Black students who are pursuing or advancing a career in healthcare. For more information, or to apply for this scholarship.
Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund Grants program to provide scholarships and supports nonprofit organizations.
For more information, visit https://rifoundation.org/grant/black-philanthropy-bannister-fund-grants