Five East Providence non-profits receive grants in latest Champlin Foundation round

Groups across Rhode Island get $10.2 million total in support

Posted 11/30/22

CRANSTON — The Champlin Foundation announced $10.2 million in capital funding to 95 nonprofit organizations serving Rhode Islanders of all ages across youth services, healthcare, arts and …

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Five East Providence non-profits receive grants in latest Champlin Foundation round

Groups across Rhode Island get $10.2 million total in support

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CRANSTON — The Champlin Foundation announced $10.2 million in capital funding to 95 nonprofit organizations serving Rhode Islanders of all ages across youth services, healthcare, arts and culture, and beyond. These include 15 organizations receiving grants for the first time from the Foundation.   

Among the overall group, five were from East Providence: The E.P. Public Libraries, Good Neighbors, Hattie Ide Chaffee Home, JDP Theatre Co. and the Tockwotton home.

The Champlin Foundation supports capital improvements across nine key areas of focus: arts and culture, conservation and parks, education, healthcare, historic preservation and heritage, libraries, social services, youth services, and welfare of animals. This grant cycle builds on previous funding that was distributed earlier in the year, bringing the total distributed in 2022 to $20.5 million.    

“For so many of the smaller organizations serving historically marginalized communities, the added work they took on in response to COVID—food distribution, health and wellness education, transportation—was substantial and now it continues at rates that were never imagined,” said Nina Stack, executive director of The Champlin Foundation. “Add to this the challenges of inflation and staffing shortages that all businesses are experiencing, and we see the needs are tremendous. Many of these grants will support their efforts to fully incorporate these added services that have now become standard within their infrastructure.”

The library system will use $77,750 to install new flooring at the Riverside Branch. Good Neighbors received $3,500 for computers, a printer and accessories. Chaffee, currently undergoing a massive renovation of its Wampanoag Trail facility, received $70,192 towards the purchase of magnetic door locks and fire alarm. JDP Theatre Co., the burgeoning youth performing arts entity based in Rumford at the Church of the Epiphany on Pawtucket Avenue, picked up $11,000 for lighting and sound. And

Tockwotton on the Waterfront, which has now for nearly a decade called the river’s edge in city its home since moving from Providence, received $85,000 for carpet replacement in hallways and common spaces.

The next round of applications for 2023 grants will open on December 15, 2022, and close on January 15, 2023. A second cycle will begin June 1, 2023, and close on July 1, 2023. For more information visit ChamplinFoundation.org.

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