Point32Health Foundation announces $2 million in grants to 20 nonprofit organizations

The Point32Health Foundation recently announced 20 grants totaling more than $2 million to nonprofit organizations advancing equity in aging and social and racial justice initiatives.

“Communities with fewer resources are more likely to experience significant health disparities,” said Greg Shell, chair of the Point32Health Foundation board of directors and partner at Goldman Sachs. “These negative impacts accumulate over time, creating additional challenges for older adults who have faced systemic inequities throughout their lives.”

The new Foundation investments support public policy and system changes to eliminate barriers, promote inclusion and support community-centered solutions. Among the 20 grantees were three Rhode Island-based organizations who received a total of $275,000 to support their initiatives. 


  • DARE: Direct Action For Rights & Equality (Statewide, Rhode Island) $150,000 | Two years
    Grow and sustain a strong and diverse membership to identify solutions to community problems, collaborate with community leaders, and advocate to advance policy priorities, including probation reform, that disproportionately impact people of color.
  • NAMI Rhode Island (Statewide, Rhode Island) $100,000 | One year
    Support NAMI R.I. education programs, resources and advocacy efforts to ensure the rights and dignity of people, and support to all whose lives are affected by mental illness
  • Real Access Motivates Progress (RAMP) (Statewide, Rhode Island) $25,000 | One year
    Support policy priorities, strategic planning and capacity of the organization to advocate for disability rights, inclusion and accessibility.

For more information and a full list of recipients, click HERE