REALTOR® Foundation: Rhode Island Announces Quarter 2, 2019 Grant Recipients

South Kingstown CARES and Rhode Island Skills Academy (RISSA) were recently awarded grants from the REALTOR Foundation: Rhode Island.  Each quarter, the Foundation provides grants of up to $5000 to non-profit entities who share its mission to support the enhancement of quality of life in Rhode Island’s communities and to assist individuals or entities affected by a personal or natural disaster. South Kingstown CARES was the recipient of a $1500 second quarter grant and RISSA received $2500.

South Kingstown CARES recruits, trains and places volunteers to provide academic support to students and teachers in the South Kingstown school district.  The REALTOR Foundation: Rhode Island grant will fund two to three mentee/mentor events during next year’s academic school year, providing opportunities that may otherwise be unaffordable for mentees.

RISSA provides social and educational programs for adults with disabilities who are transitioning to adult life. The programs develop social confidence and skills for successful community living and employment readiness. Formed in June of 2018, RISSA will use the funds to enhance its program.

Now in its 20th year, the REALTOR Foundation: Rhode Island has disbursed nearly $100,000 -- $45,540 through its Troop Support Task Force and another $46,600 through its general fund.

Organization or individuals who could benefit from REALTOR Foundation: RI funds, can find more information about grant eligibility and requirements on realtorfoundationri.org. The deadline for the next application cycle is August 15, 2019 at 5 pm.