R.I. Foundation awards $77,500 for services to LGBTQ communities

THE RHODE ISLAND Foundation has distributed a total of $77,500 in grants to 12 local organizations to assist their efforts in supporting the Ocean State’s LGBTQ communities. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded 12 nonprofit organizations $77,500 in total grants to assist their efforts in supporting the Ocean State’s LGBTQ communities.

The funds were distributed from the foundation’s Equity Action Fund, which supports organizations engaged in efforts ranging from civil rights advocacy for families and youths to improving the delivery of health care. The fund has made more than $1.1 million in grants to dozens of organizations over the years, the foundation said.

The grants ranged from $2,500 to $10,000. The organizations that received the funding are:

  • GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders
  • Haus of Codec
  • Project Weber/RENEW
  • Providence Public Library
  • Queer Archive Work
  • RIOT RI
  • Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre
  • Sojourner House
  • Stages of Freedom
  • The Steel Yard
  • Thundermist Health Center
  • Youth Pride

James Bessette is the PBN special projects editor, and also covers the nonprofit and education sectors. You may reach him at Bessette@PBN.com. You may also follow him on Twitter at @James_Bessette

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