The Rhode Island Black Business Association (RIBBA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the business opportunities and vitality of Black-owned and minority businesses in Rhode Island through, business development resources, entrepreneur training, contracting, business advocacy, meaningful investor services, workforce development, and access to capital.
RIBBA is made up of individuals and businesses of all sizes and membership is open to the public. The organization strives to build a purpose-driven Association where people unite and take action to create lasting change. RIBBA values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, abilities, socioeconomic status, culture, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
RIBBA leverages the region’s core assets to find solutions in the area that matter most to its members and the community: contract opportunities, access to capital, quality jobs, growth, and quality of life.
2020 has been a year unlike any other. It’s caused all of us to adapt to the constantly changing world around us. For Black and Brown communities throughout the nation, this year has been devastating. Many of us are recovering from the loss of loved ones, unemployment, and the closure of our businesses. With COVID-19 impacting the Black communities disproportionately, RIBBA’s work is now more crucial than it has ever been. Forty percent of Black owned businesses have closed their doors forever. Support of RIBBA leads to positive business growth, jobs, and pathways for sustainable community development that closes the gap on income and wealth inequalities. We hope you’ll consider supporting our programs and community directly at one of the following levels.
- $75,000– Capacity building – your investment in the effectiveness and future sustainability of RIBBA
- $50,000– Business Development Programs
- $35,000 – Mentorship & Pipeline Job readiness Programs
- $20,000– Financial Literacy Program
- $10,000– Support scholarship an outstanding high school graduate
- Customizable Sponsorships are also available! Contact us, for more information.