Four Portsmouth organizations win Champlin grants

Includes funds for middle school theater, Portsmouth Historical Society

Posted 11/28/22

PORTSMOUTH — The Champlin Foundation has awarded more than $170,000 in capital funding to four nonprofit organizations in Portsmouth.

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Four Portsmouth organizations win Champlin grants

Includes funds for middle school theater, Portsmouth Historical Society

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PORTSMOUTH — The Champlin Foundation has awarded more than $170,000 in capital funding to four nonprofit organizations in Portsmouth.

The funding is among $10.2 million total that Champlin has granted to 95 nonprofit organizations serving Rhode Islanders of all ages across youth services, healthcare, arts and culture, and beyond. 

Here’s who received funding in Portsmouth:

• Boys Town New England — $75,000 for campus safety lighting

• Portsmouth Middle School — $56,502 for a sound system for the school theater

• St. Mary’s Episcopal Church — $25,000 for masonry work

• Portsmouth Historical Society — $17,800 for a septic system upgrade

“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.” 

For a full list of the organizations that won grants this year, click here. 

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.    

The first round of applications for 2023 grants will open on Dec. 15, 2022, and close on Jan. 15, 2023. The second cycle will begin June 1, 2023, and close on July 1, 2023. 

For more information, visit ChamplinFoundation.org.

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