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Dexter Donation: Instructions for Submitting a Proposal

(Applications must be received by Wednesday, April 1, 2015)

The Dexter Donation is a trust established in 1824 under the will of Ebenezer Knight Dexter "to ameliorate the condition of the poor, and to contribute to their comfort and relief."

The income from the trust is distributed to eligible non-profit organizations by a Board of Commissioners elected by residents of the City of Providence in accordance with the will of Ebenezer Knight Dexter. In 2012 92 local non-profit organizations were awarded grants from the Dexter Donation.

For your organization's proposal to receive consideration, a proposal package must be submitted that includes:

  • A completed summary sheet form

  • A written narrative that describes your proposal, including its purpose, the number and type of individuals to be assisted, a budget for the proposal, a timetable for the proposal, and the names of the people who will be responsible for carrying it out.

  • Attachments: a) your organization's board of directors, b) current operating budget, and c) financial statement or most recent audit report (or that of your fiscal agent, if you are using one).

Seven (7) copies of each of these documents should be submitted to the - Board of Commissioners of the Dexter Donation, c/o the Providence City Clerk:

Board of Commissioners of the Dexter Donation
c/o the Providence City Clerk
Providence City Hall
25 Dorrance Steet
Providence, RI 02903

After your proposal is received, you will be contacted to arrange a date on which you may address the Board of Commissioners regarding your proposal.

The deadline is Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at 4:00 PM.

Download Application here

Read about Ebenezer Knight Dexter's Enduring Gift to Providence - Reprinted by permission of the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

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