Providence accepting Dexter Donation Grant Applications

City of Providence Accepting Dexter Donation Grant Applications Until April 1

Charitable fund distributes grants to local community and nonprofit agencies
– Mayor Jorge O. Elorza Monday announced the City is accepting grant applications for the Dexter Donation charitable fund through Monday, April 1, 2015.
The Dexter Donation is a trust established in 1824 under the will of philanthropist Ebenezer Knight to provide grants to organizations working to addressing the needs of Providence's most vulnerable residents.
“The Dexter Donation fund is an enduring resource to the organizations and community groups that serve our city's residents every day,” Mayor Elorza said. “I encourage eligible organizations to apply, and look forward to distributing this year's donations in accordance with philanthropic best practices.”
Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations that serve Providence residents are eligible to apply. Faith-based organizations may submit applications for any non-sectarian programs they administer.
The Dexter Donation grant application is available at the City Clerk's office in City Hall, or online at the City's website,
Completed applications must be received by mail or delivered to the City Clerk's Office at Providence City Hall. The application deadline is April 1, 2015, at 4PM.
For additional information about the Dexter Donation Trust and its history, please visit
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