The John and Happy White Foundation, first established in January 2000, is now the "Taco/The White Family Foundation". While the Foundation’s name has changed its mission remains the same as that created by its founders, the late John and Happy White: to receive and evaluate all requests for grants or other assistance from non-profit community-based entities serving significant social goals in Rhode Island.

Since 2010, the Foundation has fulfilled that mission, providing assistance to over 160 individual non-profit organizations. Applicants should read the Grant Guidelines closely, paying particular attention to the Areas of Focus and the Letter of Application sections. The Foundation board meets 4 times a year to consider requests for grants. Every effort is made to communicate board decisions as quickly as possible.

*Important Notice on Submitting Grant Proposals *

The Taco/White Family Foundation is changing the cycle in which it will review grant proposals. Effective March 1, 2016, proposals will be reviewed twice annually. In 2016 the next review period is scheduled for the September meeting of the Foundation. In 2017, the review periods will be in March and September. All proposals should be received on or before the 15th of the month preceding the month in which you would like to have the grant reviewed (therefore by August 15 & February 15). Please review the guidelines required for submission of proposals.


*January 20, 2016 *
TACO/WHITE FAMILY FOUNDATION ELECTS MARJORIE HOUSTON AS NEW BOARD PRESIDENT.



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Note: The Taco/White Family Foundation does not normally provide support for events expenses – annual meetings, awards luncheons, golf tourneys, etc. The foundation focuses its support on programs and projects designed to advance organizations' missions and objectives. Applicants should avoid sending requests to the Foundation to help meet expenses for these types of events.