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:

  • 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.