Rhode Island Foundation Awards $10K Community Grant

The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded a generous Community Grant of $10,000 to help replace and improve the playground at Salter Grove in a very competitive selection process.

The funds will be paid to FoSG’s fiscal sponsor, The New England Grassroots Environment Fund, which will then pass the funds to FoSG.

This grant will complement the $100,000 community recreation grant, also for the playground, awarded by RIDEM to the City of Warwick at FoSG’s instigation.

It is expected that the Foundation’s grant will help to purchase attractive, custom designed benches and waste containers.

Read the story about this in the Warwick Beacon here.

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We’ve Been Awarded Our Second Seed Grant!

The New England Grassroots Environmental Fund has recognized the work of Friends of Salter Grove and awarded our group a second Seed Grant for $1,000.

The grant will help FoSG continue its outreach and educational efforts while also providing funding for publicity when FoSG begins raising funds for playground equipment in the fall.

The New England Grassroots Environment Fund energizes and nurtures long-term civic engagement in local initiatives that create and maintain healthy, just, safe and sustainable communities using stories, tools and dollars to fuel local activism and social change. Since 1996, the Grassroots Fund’s core grant making program continues to fund nearly 150 grants annually, giving more than $4 million in 20 years to more than 2,000 community groups and initiatives covering more than 60 percent of New England’s cities and towns. For more information, please visit grassrootsfund.org or call 603-905-9915.

Our First Grant Funding! A Seed To Grow On

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The New England Grassroots Environmental Fund has recognized the work of Friends of Salter Grove and awarded our group a $992 Seed grant, our first source of funding.

“These grants are intended to support community groups who represent the most exciting energy in the environmental movement, and that are not being reached by traditional funders,” said Peter Becker, coordinator of FoSG.

The Fund officials cited “clear objectives and skilled volunteers to ensure their realization” as winning elements in FoSG’s application.

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