Rhode Island Foundation awards $285K to 40 Newport Co. groups

THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION announced $285,000 in grants to 40 nonprofits in Newport County from the Newport County Fund. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION announced $285,000 in grants to 40 nonprofits in Newport County from the Newport County Fund. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

NEWPORT – The Rhode Island Foundation awarded a combined $285,000 to 40 nonprofit organizations in Newport County in the fields of housing, education and health, the foundation announced Tuesday.

The grants came from the foundation’s Newport County Fund, which is designed to help support new programs, strengthen or expand established programs, and/or develop municipal planning or leadership.

The maximum grants awarded were $10,000 in this round.

“From protecting the environment to underwriting health and job readiness programs, we are fortunate to partner with organizations that are improving lives here in Newport County,” said Neil D. Steinberg, the foundation’s president and CEO, in a statement. “We are thankful for the donors who make these partnerships possible.”

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The foundation said that the grants will fund a range of activities, including summer gardens, summer educational activities, enhancing the arts and relationship violence prevention, among other things.

The following organizations received the maximum $10,000 grant:

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Newport County – Middletown
  • Child & Family – Middletown
  • Day One in Middletown – Middletown
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center – Newport
  • Little Compton Community Center – Little Compton
  • MENTOR Rhode Island – Newport and Middletown
  • Newport Community School – Newport
  • Newport County YMCA – Middletown
  • Newport Mental Health – Middletown
  • Newport Working Cities – Newport
  • Turning Around Ministries – Newport