The Rhode Island Foundation is seeking applications for the Food & Housing Security Grants Program to fund local nonprofit organizations that provide housing and/or programming that helps to end food insecurity for Rhode Island’s most vulnerable populations.
The program will consider funding requests for both operations and direct, basic needs assistance to agencies that prioritize service to children, the elderly, the homeless, or the poor – particularly as they seek housing and food.
- Housing and food insecurity;
- Organizations serving children, the elderly, the homeless, or the poor.
- Statewide programs or efforts that have a strong geographic or community focus;
- Collaborations, especially regional ones;
- Requests for children and the homeless populations; and
- Agencies with adequate capacity to deliver services.
- Grant funding amounts will be linked to both service provided and the number of individuals reached and can range from $10,000 to $150,000.
- Agencies and/or collaborations serving multiple communities will be eligible for grants of $50,000 and higher.
- Smaller agencies serving a distinct geographic area will be eligible for grants of $50,000 or less.
- Eligible organizations must be Rhode Island-based and Rhode Island-serving;
- The proposal must address housing and/or food insecurity;
- Agencies that request general operating funds must-have, and share, a strategic plan or business plan;
- Applying agencies must serve vulnerable populations; and
- Applying agencies must have other funding for direct, basic needs.
How To Apply
A complete application package includes:
- Completed application form, submitted through their online system;
- Completed budget form, also submitted through their online system;
- The applying agency’s audited financials;
- The applying agency’s organizational budget; and
- A current list of the applying organization’s board of directors.
For more information, visit https://rifoundation.org/grant/food-housing-security-grants