Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island knows that we, as funders and philanthropists who are committed to the Ocean State, are better together. Bringing our unique resources, missions and skills to the table can multiply our impact and result in lasting, positive change in the lives of individuals, families and communities. We come together to learn, collaborate, support and network. All with the goal of making a better Rhode Island.


In this time of crisis and uncertainty, our shared work and values are even more important.  Thank you to our GCRI members who have stepped up to support community efforts, and thank you to our community partners who are putting in long hours with limited resources to serve our most vulnerable neighbors.

Many of our members have joined together to support the Rhode Island COVID-19 Response Fund led by the Rhode Island Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island.  If you would like to donate, please contact Brooke Havens (United Way) at or Jim Sanzi (Rhode Island Foundation) at

We are holding weekly member calls to get updates on state and community needs and responses to the public health crisis and the resulting economic consequences.

If you are a funder looking for ideas about how to support your grantees, we suggest learning more about the Council of Foundations’ Philanthropy Pledge.

If you are a non-profit, please visit our COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits.