The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded $105,000 in grants to nonprofits serving the state’s Black community through its Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund.
The fund supports nonprofits that offer youth development and mentoring, promote the history and achievements of Blacks in Rhode Island, preserve the culture of the Black community and strive to uplift low-income Black Rhode Islanders.
Fifteen organizations received grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. Recipients include:
- Mixed Magic Theatre & Cultural Events
- YMCA of Pawtucket
- Rhode Island Slave History Medallions
- College Visions
- The Everett School
- The John Hope Settlement House
- A Leadership Journey
- Mt. Hope Learning Center
- New Bridges for Haitian Success
- New Urban Arts
- The Nonviolence Institute
- Oasis International
- Providence Promise
- Rhode Island Black Storytellers
The fund also offers scholarships for Black students who are pursuing or advancing a career in health care in college or a technical school. Last year, the fund awarded $55,300 to 24 recipients. The deadline to apply for 2022 scholarship assistance is April 18.