The REALTOR® Foundation: Rhode Island offers quarterly grants of up to $5000 to non-profit organizations that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Rhode Islanders affected by a personal or natural disaster. The deadline for the third quarter application cycle is August 15th at 5 pm.
Since its inception, the Foundation has provided more than $100,000 to dozens of organizations across Rhode Island. During this year’s second-quarter grant cycle, the Realtor Foundation: Rhode Island disbursed $1000 to the Gloria Gemma Foundation and $3000 to We Heart Lives. The Gloria Gemma Foundation is using the funds to provide support resources to those with cancer and on May 27th, We Heart Lives used the grant to provide 500 bags of groceries to feed 2000 Rhode Islanders.
This year, Foundation funding was also earmarked for pandemic related initiatives through a Matching Grant Challenge which provided more than $20,000 to the Rhode Island Foundation and Family Service of Rhode Island. The Foundation also supports Rhode Island military families with housing-related needs through its RI Realtors Troop Support Task Force.