Rhode Island Rhode Island


What makes a community eligible?

Populations between 15,000-250,000

Median family income less than the median for peer R.I. cities, or

Individual and family poverty rate above the median for peer cities

Implementation Grant Winners

Design Grant Winners

  • Central Falls
  • East Providence
  • Pawtucket
  • Providence
  • Westerly

Eligible Communities

  • Burrillville
  • Central Falls
  • Cranston
  • East Providence
  • Johnston
  • Newport
  • North Providence
  • Pawtucket
  • Providence
  • Warwick
  • West Warwick
  • Westerly
  • Woonsocket

Steering Committee

  • Angela Ankoma, United Way
  • Jessica David, Rhode Island Foundation
  • Steven Melaragno, Roger Williams University
  • Joseph Perroni, Delta Dental RI
  • Anna Novais, Rhode Island Dept. of Health
  • Janet Raymond, Greater Providence Chamber
  • Michelle Volpe, BlueHub Capital
  • Nancy Wolansky, Grant Makers Council of RI

Funding Partners

  • Rhode Island Housing
  • Rhode Island Commerce Corp.
  • Rhode Island Dept. of Labor & Training
  • Rhode Island Foundation
    • Thank you to the following partners who contributed through the Rhode Island Foundation:
      • Delta Dental of Rhode Island
      • Verizon
      • Washington Trust, Co.
      • Bank of America
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
  • Kresge Foundation
  • Living Cities
  • Neighborworks America