Upcoming Nonprofit Opportunities

These sessions are designed for nonprofit staff and Board members.  If you are a nonprofit consultant or an individual unaffiliated with a nonprofit, please contact Nancy.wolanski@uwri.org to see if there is additional space available, as we prioritize the attendance of nonprofit staff and Boards at these sessions.

Grants Available to Encourage Census Participation

Rhode Island organizations are invited to apply for grants to conduct outreach and education activities that will encourage participation in the 2020 Census.  Activities should focus specifically on increasing census response rates in communities and populations that have been historically undercounted or are vulnerable to an undercount in 2020.  Target groups include immigrants, residents who lack English proficiency, people of color, renters, residents in low income areas and children under age 5.  An information session on the grant program will be held on Tuesday, January 14 at 5:30pm at Millrace Kitchen in Woonsocket. A drop in grant application assistance session for potential applicants will be held on Tuesday, January 21, from 3:00-5:00pm at United Way of Rhode Island, 50 Valley Street, Providence. 

Grants are courtesy of funding from several GCRI members (including Rhode Island Foundation, United Way of Rhode Island, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, and Nellie Mae Educational Foundation) and other donors.  The grant program deadline is January 31, 2020.  More information on the grant program

GCRI Annual Meet the Funders Session

Thursday, February 13
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Join us for an interactive, informative session where you can ask questions of a variety of GCRI funders.  Registration will open soon!

401 Gives Statewide Giving Day

April 1, 2020 will mark an all new annual statewide giving day – and all Rhode Island nonprofits are invited to participate. Powered by United Way of Rhode Island, 401 Gives is a statewide campaign built on a high-tech digital platform and supported by a robust media strategy.  401 Gives Day will increase the visibility of the work of nonprofits across the state and seeks to raise $1 million in resources for community-based organizations.

Across the country nonprofits are increasing total annual dollars raised by participation in similar, custom-made giving days.  There are no fees to join this campaign. United Way will over the costs of the GiveGab platform and all of your nonprofit’s donations will come straight to you from GiveGab (credit card fees will apply).   More information