Grant Proposal Guidelines
In a time of rapidly changing demographics we retain a strong commitment to serving children of African descent.
The Proposal Review Committee uses these guidelines when evaluating grant applications:
- service to groups which serve black children
- children to be served should live in the greater Providence area
- children to be served should be under 14, though high school aged children may be considered
- the grant should provide service of basic needs and/or educational opportunities
- preference will be given to programs serving more rather than fewer children (e.g. scholarships for one child are not available)
- approval may also take into consideration the other sources of an agency’s income.
- funding is for services to children, not for equipment or capital improvements
To apply, organizations must send one (1) original AND ten (10) copies (total = 11 copies) of :
- the proposal
- the proposed program’s budget
- the self-evaluation (if applicable)
- any supporting documentation limited to 4 pages
- one (1) copy of agency’s tax exempt status
Forms may be downloaded from this website, or obtained by contacting us at
Applications and all accompanying materials should be sent to
Proposal Review Committee, PSCC
PO Box 603276
Providence, RI 02906
and be postmarked no later than March 31
Applicants will be informed of the Proposal Review Committee’s decision after the Shelter’s Annual Meeting in May.
Please be advised that we make these grants based on projected income, therefore funds are generally not immediately available. They are usually disbursed beginning in August following grant approval through March of the following year.
If your program should need funding early in the Shelter’s fiscal year (which begins on May 1st), please include such information in your application.