Grants Made in 2018

American Red Cross                                                                                                          $50,000     Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief

American Red Cross                                                                                                          $50,000     California Wildfire Disaster Relief

Bradley Hospital Foundation                                                                                       $56,000    Outdoor Learning Program  

Community Musicworks                                                                                                $30,000     Newport String Project

Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England                                                          $26,000    Community Outreach and Extended Learning Programs, and Camp Rocky Farm in Newport

La Farge Restoration Fund at Newport Congregational Church           $75,000    Adaptive Re-Use of the Sanctuary

La Farge Restoration Fund at Newport Congregational Church        $120,000    Capital Fund-Raising Feasibility & Implementation Project

James L Maher Center                                                                                                     $49,000   Purchase a 12 Passenger Wheelchair Accessible Van

Martin Luther King Community Center                                                                $61,000   Exterior Building Improvements

Newport Art Museum                                                                                                     $50,000     Waterproofing/Replacement of the Cushing Galley Roof

Newport Community School                                                                                       $38,000    Purchase a 15 Passenger Van

Newport Historical Society                                                                                      $600,000   Three Installments on the Enhancing the Endowment Challenge Capital Campaign

Newport Hospital Foundation                                                                                $500,000   Two installments on the Beyond the Building Challenge Capital Campaign

Newport Music Festival                                                                                              $285,000    Debt Elimination and Director Salary for Two Years

Newport Performing Arts Center                                                                         $250,000   Continued Restoration of the Newport Opera House

Norman Bird Sanctuary                                                                                               $100,000   First Installment on the Protecting Paradise Endowment Challenge Capital Campaign

Portsmouth Public Library                                                                                            $51,000   Lighting upgrades and Improving the Speed and Connectivity of Computers and WiFi           

Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership                                                                    $21,000     Newport Mentor Program

Sail Newport                                                                                                                         $80,000     First Installment, Endowment Support - A Matching Gift Challenge - Payable over five years

Sail Newport                                                                                                                         $62,000   Purchase One Zodiac Pro RIB and Four Engines

Save The Bay                                                                                                                         $10,000    Support for Downtown Boat Docking for the M/V Alletta Morris

St. John The Evangelist                                                                                                $500,000   Zabriskie Memorial Church Roof Restoration/Replacement - First Half of Project

St. Mary's Episcopal Church                                                                                     $200,000   Phases II and III of Exterior and Interior Restoration of the Church

Star Kids Scholarship Program                                                                                $100,000  College Readiness & Support Initiative for Local 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade Students

Visiting Nurse Services of Newport & Bristol Counties                              $50,000   Charitable Care in Newport and on Aquidneck Island