The Rhode Island Foundation is offering a grant program on Special Medical Funds to address health and healthcare needs of Rhode Islanders related to specific medical conditions.
- Working on the education, prevention, and care of those with renal disease
- Providing hospice care for the terminally ill
- Providing care and relief to individuals suffering from incurables
- Providing care and support for individuals with low-vision and blindness
- Providing care and treatment for those with cancer
- Providing support for persons with physical disabilities
- Helping or aiding those with developmental or intellectual disabilities
- Focusing on the outreach, education, clinical or basic research involving human growth hormone steroids or other performance enhancing substances
- In addition to the medical conditions listed above, there may be limited funding available for organizations providing support and care to individuals suffering from mental illness, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, or heart ailments
- Nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations located or delivering services in the state of Rhode Island.
- Special Medical Fund awards do not fund individuals, scholarships, capital or endowment efforts, fundraising events, or campaigns to elect candidates to public office.
- Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in the area of proposed work.
- Organizational infrastructure that indicates sufficient capacity for this work, including financial infrastructure and staff.
- Grant support from Special Medical Funds will not impact an organization’s eligibility to apply to the Rhode Island Foundation for other grant support.
For more information, visit https://rifoundation.org/grant/special-medical-funds