The grant request
should be as brief and concise as possible - preferably one page. The request should
of the organization
associated with the item(s) requested
of any fundraising efforts
sources of potential funding
the case of multiple item requests, a list in priority order with per item
costs should be attached
Rhode Island Independent Schools and Rhode Island Public Schools may apply by INVITATION ONLY.
Real Estate Acquisitions/Major Facility Additions:
Before applying, be prepared to demonstrate that comprehensive
due diligence has taken place. Where applicable, this
includes complete and thorough inspection of the property to be acquired
including an assessment of infrastructure and mechanical systems, environmental
issues, regulatory issues (ADA requirements, fire safety, zoning, required
permitting, etc.) as well as financial planning for the project, including
means of servicing debt and funding operating costs. Requests for funding
purchases of real estate should include an appraisal of the property.
In the case of
requests for construction/renovation
funding, a construction schedule and a contractor's estimate should be
attached. Requests for leasehold improvements will only be considered if the
requesting organization has a lease in place for a minimum of five (5) years with renewal options for future extensions of
at least five (5) additional years.
It is required that
costs quoted be as accurate as possible. Figures will be checked as part of the
initial review and ballpark figures will not be acceptable.
Applicants must also
forward a copy of the organization's letter from the Internal Revenue Service
granting tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
and further confirming that the organization is not a private foundation within
the meaning of Section 509(a) of the Code.
Applicants that are not 501(c)(3) organizations but claim tax
exemption must state the basis for the assertion. Organizations seeking support
from these Foundations should be aware that before considering funding, we
usually require an organization to have a demonstrated track record of at least