R.I. Foundation awards additional $550K to 17 nonprofits from COVID-19 Response Fund

Updated at 9:04 a.m.

THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION distributed $550,000 to 17 local nonprofits through its COVID-19 Response Fund. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION distributed $550,000 to 17 local nonprofits through its COVID-19 Response Fund. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation announced Wednesday that an additional $550,000 in grants were distributed to 17 nonprofits through the foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

The fund, established last March, offers monetary assistance to Rhode Islanders coping with the continued effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the fund has awarded $7.3 million in grants to local organizations, the foundation said.

In a statement Wednesday, Rhode Island Foundation CEO and President Neil D. Steinberg said that even though the health crisis appears to be improving, the organizations never stopped raising money and making grants to assist Rhode Islanders who were hit hard by the pandemic.

“We will continue working with dedicated and generous donors from throughout the state and tireless nonprofit partners as Rhode Island moves from crisis relief to long-term recovery,” Steinberg said.

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The organizations that received funding in this latest round are:

  • Bradley Hospital
  • Crossroads Rhode Island
  • DaVinci Center
  • Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island
  • Interfaith Counseling Center
  • New Englanders Helping Our Veterans
  • Operation Stand Down
  • Project Undercover
  • Project Weber/RENEW
  • Rhode Island Legal Services
  • Rhode Island Parent Information Network
  • Sacred Heart Elderly Day Care
  • The Housing Network
  • The Samaritans
  • The WARM Shelter
  • Turning Around Ministries
  • Women’s Refugee Care

(CORRECTION: United Way of Rhode Island is no longer associated with the COVID-19 Response Fund and the Rhode Island Foundation distributed the funds.)

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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