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.