UWRI: First Round of COVID-19 Grants Announced
United Way of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation has announced the first round of funding for local nonprofit agencies at the forefront of COVID-19 response.
$1.2 million in grants will be distributed to 27 local agencies in the coming days.
Grantees will use the funding to provide direct service to Rhode Islanders impacted by COVID-19. Funds will go toward food, personal care products, and assistance with household expenses. Additionally, funding was awarded to health centers, community centers, and shelters as they face unprecedented challenges to maintaining operations and delivering services to those most in need.
A joint grants review committee — composed of team members from United Way and the Foundation — are working together to review applications and make funding decisions in real-time.
Courtesy of United Way of Rhode Island