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2019 Olneyville Community Fund

Grants to Rhode Island Nonprofits for Programs that
Improve the Quality of Life for Residents of Olneyville

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI)

Deadline Date:

05/28/19 1:00 PM


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Grants of up to $20,000 to Rhode Island nonprofit organizations for programs that support the residents of Olneyville and improve its neighborhoods. Funding can be requested for capital projects, capacity building, program delivery, or to support community events.

The purpose of the Olneyville Community Fund is to address structural differences such as income, employment, housing, education, and environment that are known determinants to health, functioning, and quality of life outcomes for those who live and work in the Olneyville Community.

Each proposal must respond to one of the following four categories:
- Program Delivery: Proposals to support direct-service programming that benefits the Olneyville Community or its residents.
- Capacity Building: Proposals include strategic planning costs, financial reviews, consultant fees, and professional development for staff. Must support organizational efforts targeting Olneyville. Organizations located outside Olneyville are only eligible if the proposal will increase their capacity to serve the Olneyville community specifically.
- Capital Projects: Proposals for time-limited efforts to improve physical space, equipment, or environment. Capital Project proposals are limited to improvements to public spaces in Olneyville or improvements needed to advance programs serving the Olneyville community.
- Events: Proposals to support Olneyville Community events.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142028

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

- Program Delivery: The maximum request per proposal is $20,000.
- Capacity Building: The maximum request per proposal is $10,000.
- Capital Projects: The maximum request per proposal is $10,000.
- Events: The maximum request per proposal is $50,000.

Term of Contract:

Will utilize funding within the grant cycle: July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations are invited to apply if they:
- Have a letter of determination of 501(c)(3) status from the IRS or have a fiscal agent that has 501(c)(3) status;
- Are located in the Olneyville Community and/or propose a project/program that specifically serves the Olneyville Community.

Pre-Application Information:

- The deadline for submitting proposals is 1:00 pm on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
- Funding decisions will be announced on Friday, June 14, 2019.
- Funded programs will receive disbursements starting in July 2019.

Applicants must first request an application using the portal below. You will receive a response with your login information within two business days.

Organizations may submit one program proposal for this grant cycle.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Request an application here:

If you have any questions, please contact Gabriela Ledesma at or 401-444-0645.

For more information, please contact Larry Warner, Director of Grants and Strategic Initiatives at or 401-444-0660.

United Way of Rhode Island
50 Valley Street
Providence, RI 02909

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Rhode Island: Olneyville