Charitable Giving

Philosophy & Giving Guidelines

Bank Rhode Island generally invests in organizations that match our focus areas. At a minimum, an organization must have 501 (C)(3) status as defined by the Internal Revenue Code.

Bank Rhode Island does not support grant requests for the following:

  • Individuals
  • Fraternal or political organizations
  • Trips, tours and conferences
  • Endowments
  • Local chapters of national health organizations related to a single disease
  • Religious groups or sectarian organizations
  • Colleges and Universities (non capital campaigns)

Grant Requests

Please send any grant requests to:

Patricia O. Saracino Vice President, Corporate & Community Relations P.O. Box 9488 Providence, R.I. 02940

Grant Size

Bank Rhode Island’s contributions range in size with the average contribution less than $2,000. Smaller requests ($100 or less) may be made at a branch. Bank Rhode Island will review only one proposal per organization within a 12-month period.

In-kind donations

In-kind donations of facilities, technical resources and employee volunteers are considered on an individual basis.

Our Charitable Giving

Our charitable giving includes grants to numerous organizations and initiatives:

BankRI invests in organizations that support housing development and revitalization; job training; safety; local business development and more.

 

Organizations receiving BankRI support include:

BankRI invests in organizations that provide unique learning opportunities or programs for “at-risk” students.

 

Organizations receiving BankRI support include:

BankRI invests in organizations that provide a safety net to individuals and families with critical needs such as food, housing and healthcare.

 

Organizations receiving BankRI support include:

BankRI invests in organizations that celebrate diversity and its many forms. We believe that different beliefs, customs, languages, foods, music and other elements that define one's culture, are a source of strength for our communities and our state.

 

Organizations receiving BankRI support include:

BankRI supports the communities we serve and the people who have come to trust us as their banking partner. 

All BankRI offices will be closed on Monday, February 21st, in observance of Presidents' Day.