Rhode Island Foundation Spark Grant Applications Due October 23

Rhode Island Foundation is inviting applications for its Spark Grants program, conceived of and funded by Letitia and John Carter.  The Spark program provides small, flexible grants to Rhode Island third grade classroom teachers with innovative ideas to “spark” a love of learning in their students. In the 2016-2017 school year, two types of Spark Grants are available: Classroom Spark Grants for third grade teachers and, new this year, Spark Reading School Grants for teams of teachers or whole grade levels who seek to inspire and reinforce a school’s culture of reading. Application deadline is October 23. Learn more about the program and watch more 2015-2016 Spark Grant videos.

Other upcoming funding opportunities through the Rhode Island Foundation include:

  • Black Philanthropy Initiative: Supports economic sustainability and the Black family in three specific areas: housing, financial literacy, and job training; apply by September 15.
  • Program for the Blind: Supports programs focused on vision research and support services for the blind and visually impaired; apply by September 16.
  • Juanita Sanchez Fund: Supports organizations that serve Rhode Island’s Latino community; apply by September 30.

NEW: Special Medical Funds: Support nonprofits engaged in work that impacts the health and healthcare of Rhode Islanders in five specific areas; apply by October 11.