The Rhode Island Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island are offering local nonprofit organizations on the front lines of COVID-19 response more than $4 million in aid through the COVID-19 Response Fund.

COVID-19 Response Fund grants will be awarded to support nonprofit organizations providing direct assistance to Rhode Islanders with financial need or demonstrable hardship resulting from COVID-19 and not otherwise covered by other resources. This may include organizations that supply basic needs to Rhode Islanders, including but not limited to food, relief from rent and other household expenses, and access to health care.

Gifts to the fund, in any amount, can be made with the Foundation at or to the United Way of Rhode Island. Donations will be accepted as long as the need continues.


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