Late last year, Bank of America announced that SCLT was one of two local nonprofit organizations that would receive their 2019 Neighborhood Builders award.
The prestigious award is one of the largest philanthropic investments in nonprofit leadership in the U.S., and comes with a grant of $200,000. The other awardee is Skills for Rhode Island’s Future.
The two organizations were recognized at a breakfast on Nov. 19 at the RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School, hosted by Bank of America President William Hatfield. The bank’s National Philanthropic & Foundation President, Kerry Sullivan, was in town for the announcement.
“Skills for Rhode Island’s Future and Southside Community Land Trust are focused on addressing important issues challenging our community and they are positively impacting countless individuals and families,” said Hatfield. “Both of these organizations represent the finest of what we look for in Neighborhood Builders.”
Executive Director Margaret DeVos noted that the award will enable SCLT “to build stronger programs through community outreach while also increasing our internal management capacity. It builds on decades of sustained and meaningful growth while creating new possibilities for the future of our organization and the people and communities we serve.”