DownCity Design, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council receive $20K in tech grants 

DOWNCITY DESIGN and the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council each received a $10,000 technology grant from Cox Communications. / COURTESY DOWNCITY DESIGN, WOONASQUATUCKET RIVER WATERSHED COUNCIL

WEST WARWICK –  DownCity Design and the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council will each receive $10,000 Cox Communications grants to put toward technology equipment and services, the broadband company announced earlier this month. 

DownCity intends to use the grant “to help its staff adapt to an increasingly hybrid world,” according to a Cox statement, through equipment such as a conference room monitor, webcam and speaker that will support virtual meetings.

The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council, meanwhile, plans to use the Tech Boost funding to bolster ongoing programs such as its Leo Bouchard Nature Lab & Conservation Center, the Olneyville Resilience Hub, and the asset management system that it uses to manage trash cans, murals, and bike paths throughout the watershed.

Through its Tech Boosts program, Cox awards the grants to nonprofit organizations that “reinforce intellectual prosperity and are committed to improving humanity.”

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DownCity and Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council meet these criteria in their missions to “never stop striving to find new ways to serve the community and clearly have a passion for their mission,” said Ross Nelson, vice president of the New England market at Cox Communications.

“Both DownCity Design and the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council have shown they are committed to innovating with purpose,” he continued, “and we are grateful for the impact they continue to have on Rhode Island.”

Jacquelyn Voghel is a PBN staff writer. You may reach her at

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