Applications Open for the RI Foundation Civic, Cultural, and Media Access Fund Grants

The Rhode Island Foundation is now accepting applications for the Herman H. Rose Civic, Cultural and Media Access Fund(formerly the Archive, Document, Display and Dissemination Fund).

The Herman H. Rose Civic, Cultural and Media Access Fund offers two grant opportunities. Media Project Grants may be requested by any nonprofit or municipal agency and should provide greater access to information through archiving, documenting, displaying, or disseminating information. Library Challenge Grants may be requested by any Rhode Island library or library support organization with 501(c)(3) status and are intended to provide added funding to fundraising campaigns planned to meet local needs. Please review the criteria for each grant application carefully. The submission deadline for both applications is Friday, January 9, 2021.

Please click here to apply for the Library Challenge Grant.

Please click here to apply for the Media Project Grant.

Questions? Contact Kelly Riley, Donor Services Administrator, at 401-427-4028 or

Rhode Island Humanities Council seeking part-time Grantmaking Program Coordinator

The Humanities Council is now accepting applications for a part-time, temporary Grantmaking Coordinator position. Applications due: January 19, 2021. Click here for a PDF of the job posting.


TITLE: Grantmaking Program Coordinator

HOURS: Part-time, 20 hours/week starting early February 2021, ending July 2021

This is a temporary six-month position. While there is some flexibility in the schedule, we expect the Grantmaking Program Coordinator to primarily work weekdays, during normal business hours. During the pandemic, staff are primarily working remotely with office access one or two days a week following social distancing guidelines and schedules. When safety protocols allow, the Grantmaking Program Coordinator will work at the Council’s Providence office.


This 20-hour per week, six-month position has an hourly wage of $29 per hour. Compensation also includes paid holidays, as well as 5 days of vacation time and 5 days of sick time.

Rhode Island on Pause Grant Program

Last week, Governor Raimondo announced a $100 million effort to support some of the businesses impacted by the current Pause. One of the two programs, offered through the RI Department of Taxation, explicitly includes some arts businesses and nonprofits. The deadline to apply is December 11, and if you have questions after reviewing available information, you can contact Mollie at, and/or the Department of Taxation at

Eligible businesses, which include sole proprietors and nonprofits, are: “Indoor entertainment establishment (e.g. movie theater, comedy club, performing arts venue/organization);” “Fitness instruction center (e.g. aerobics, dance, yoga, karate, etc.);” and “Event Support Professionals impacted by the Pause whose primary source of income (more than 50%) is event-related, including only photographers, videographers, florists, limo services, event planners, event rentals, performers, convention and trade show organizers, hair and make-up professionals”.

Eligibility requirements include: being registered as a business or nonprofit with the state of RI; filing tax returns with the state of RI; being currently open or only temporarily closed due to the pause; and being able to show proof of the impact of The Pause.

Note that, although asked for in the application, you are eligible if you do not have a sales tax permit. Additionally, indoor recreation and entertainment establishments, which includes performing arts venues/organizations, can use gross receipts instead of sales tax information on the application.

Rhode Island on Pause Grant Eligibility and Requirements

Rhode Island on Pause FAQs

Rhode Island on Pause Grant Application Link

Rhode Island on Pause Grant Application Preview (PDF): note that this is the full application, with all possible questions. As you are filling out the application, depending on your responses to some questions you may not be asked all of the questions in this PDF preview.