R.I. Foundation awards grants to 30 Newport County nonprofits

Thirty nonprofits serving the residents of Newport County will receive $166,666 in grants from the Rhode Island Foundation. Made through the foundation’s Newport County Fund, the grant awards of up to $10,000 each will support activities ranging from job-readiness training to farming. More

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R.I. Foundation awards grants to 30 Newport County nonprofits

Posted 7/3/14

NEWPORT – Thirty nonprofits serving the residents of Newport County will receive $166,666 in grants from the Rhode Island Foundation.

Made through the foundation’s Newport County Fund, the grant awards of up to $10,000 each will support activities ranging from job-readiness training to farming. Funding areas include arts and culture, basic human needs, children and families, economic security, the environment, healthy lives and housing.

“From enriching arts and educational opportunities for young people to underwriting critical health and environmental programs, we are proud to work with partners that are improving lives here,” said Neil D. Steinberg, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation. “We are grateful to the donors who make this assistance possible and the local men and women who keep us closely connected to the community.”

Newport County residents Elizabeth Finn, Kristen Humphrey, Victoria Johnson, Leland Merrill Jr., John Murphy and John Trifero served on a committee advising the foundation on funding decisions.

The Newport County Fund has invested more than $2.6 million in programs and services for county residents since 2002. Newport County comprises Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth and Tiverton.

Grant recipients are:

  • The Boys & Girls Club of Newport County, $5,900;

  • Child and Family Services of Newport County, $3,500;

  • Common Fence Music of Tiverton, $5,000;

  • Community MusicWorks of Newport, $10,000;

  • Cornerstone Adult Services Inc., $8,000

  • Friends of Ballard Park of Newport, $5,000;

  • Girl Scouts of Rhode Island, $5,000;

  • Jamestown Arts Center, $3,000;

  • The Katie Brown Educational Program, $5,000;

  • The Little Compton Community Center, $5,000;

  • Lucy's Hearth of Middletown, $10,000;

  • The Middletown Historical Society, $1,000;

  • Newport Community School, $10,000;

  • The Newport County Community Mental Health Center, $6,617;

  • The Newport County YMCA, $10,000;

  • The Newport Partnership for Families, $4,400;

  • The Norman Bird Sanctuary of Middletown, $5,000;

  • Parent Partners, $7,000;

  • Methodist Community Gardens of Portsmouth, $5,000;

  • The Prudence Island School Foundation, $1,799;

  • Rhode Island Black Storytellers, $2,500;

  • Sail to Prevail, $5,500;

  • Save The Bay, $5,950;

  • The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Newport, $5,000;

  • Star Kids Scholarship Program of Middletown, $1,500;

  • The Nature Conservancy, $5,000;

  • Visiting Nurses Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, $5,000;

  • The Washington Square Services Corporation; $10,000;

  • Women & Infants Hospital, $5,000; and

  • The Women's Resource Center, $5,000.

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