BankRI awards local non-profits $80,450 in grants

State House

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) –  Performing it’s fifth round of charity this year, BankRI has awarded $80,450 to 26 non-profits across Rhode Island.

The funds are to be used to support under-served children and human service programs to help families and individuals with basic needs. Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000.

“This year, much like 2020, underscored just how vital our state’s nonprofit sector is to the well-being of our communities and neighbors, particularly safety net services,” said Mark J. Meiklejohn, President and CEO of BankRI. “Supporting the work of these organizations is very important to us as a local business.”

A complete list of the supported non-profits includes:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence
  • Community Care Alliance
  • Economic Progress Institute
  • Highlander Charter School
  • Lucy’s Hearth
  • NAACP Providence Branch
  • Providence Academy of International Studies
  • Read to Succeed
  • Rhode Island Business Competition
  • RI Public Expenditure Council
  • Southside Community Land Trust
  • Thundermist Health Center
  • West Broadway Neighborhood Association
  • City of Pawtucket
  • Diversity & Inclusion Professionals
  • Healthy and Safe Providence Fund
  • Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC)
  • McAuley Ministries
  • Operation Stand Down Rhode Island
  • Providence Children’s Film Festival
  • Rhode Island Academic Decathlon
  • RI Coalition to End Homelessness
  • School One
  • Special Olympics Rhode Island
  • URI Research Foundation
  • Youth Pride

“In addition to increasing sales and distribution of local farmers’ harvests, the Farm-to-Market Center will bring much-needed, affordable and healthy food to South Providence and other communities where fresh produce is hard to find,” said Shana Santow, Development Director for SCLT. “We’re grateful to BankRI for sharing our vision to address equity in the food system.”

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