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 to consider applications every six weeks. Every effort is made to communicate board decisions as quickly as possible.

*October 23, 2015 Update*

Bryant University President Ronald Machtley presents the "Outstanding Friend" award to John Hazen White, Jr. at the October 16, 2015 Champions of Philanthropy Gala event held at Bryant.

Click to watch "Giving Back To The Community: The story of the Taco/White Family Foundation".

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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.