Charitable 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:
- Fraternal or political organizations
- Trips, tours and conferences
- Local chapters of national health organizations related to a single disease
- Religious groups or sectarian organizations
- Colleges and Universities (non capital campaigns)
Please send any grant requests to:
Patricia O. Saracino Vice President, Corporate & Community Relations P.O. Box 9488 Providence, R.I. 02940
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 of facilities, technical resources and employee volunteers are considered on an individual basis.