Grant Opportunities

Rhode Island Foundation offering Equity Action Grants in United States

Rhode Island Foundation offering Equity Action Grants in United States

Deadline: 15 April 2020

The Rhode Island Foundation is currently seeking applications for Equity Action Grants.

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Funding Information

  • Small Grants
    • Requests for up to $2,500 in funding may be submitted and are reviewed on a rolling basis to support short-term projects or one-time activities. Organizations can receive one small grant award per year. In general, the timeframe from submission of your application to funding decision will be six to ten weeks.
  • Project and Capacity Building Grants
    • Requests for between $2,500 and $10,000 may be submitted on an annual basis;

Equity Action project and capacity building grants are awarded annually to support:

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  • Projects that meet the needs of the LGBTQ communities in Rhode Island;
  • Board development, strategic planning, program development, nonprofit business development, fundraising, program evaluation, or other activities that build the capacity of organizations that play a vital and unique role in the LGBTQ communities;
  • Organizations can receive one project or capacity building grant award from this program per year.

Equity Action will not make grants to:

  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, or religion;
  • Individuals;
  • Fraternal organizations, unless in support of a specific program open to or benefitting the entire community;
  • Fundraising events such as annual campaigns, walk-a-thons, tournaments, fashion shows, auctions, or dinners;
  • Organizations with religious affiliations, unless the program is open to the entire community without regard to religious beliefs;
  • Organizations and programs designed to elect candidates to public office;
  • Organizations located outside Rhode Island unless for a specific program benefitting the residents of and conducted within Rhode Island;
  • Pay off past debts and obligations;
  • Endowment funds;
  • Academic scholarships, fellowships, and travel grants;
  • Capital support, unless it is limited to equipment needs where there is a demonstrated programmatic benefit Program or organizational start-up funding, unless a funding plan is in place and sustainability beyond the one-year grant period is likely.


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Equity Action funds a variety of initiatives including, but not limited to:

  • Increasing advocacy capacity to address policy issues that affect the LGBTQ community (statewide or at the local level);
  • Developing skills and processes to build effective partnerships, coalitions, and alliances to increase program operation and effectiveness;
  • Providing community education.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • All agencies and associations proposing to serve the needs of Rhode Island’s LGBTQ communities are encouraged to apply, whether or not the agency is LGBTQ-focused. The Foundation strongly encourage applications from all-volunteer and grassroots organizations, and  they acknowledge that many may not have grantwriting experience;
  • Have a board-approved policy regarding staff (volunteer or paid) employment, the election of a governing board, and provision of services that mandates non-discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or national origin;
  • Be incorporated as 501(c) nonprofit organizations or be sponsored by an umbrella 501(c) organization. Units of local or state government are also eligible grant recipients. Groups that have not yet applied for or received a determination of their nonprofit status may work through a fiscal sponsor.

How to Apply 

Applications must be submited online via given website.

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