Nonprofit, 501(c ) organizations and municipal departments located in Newport County are eligible to apply.
The Rhode Island Foundation Newport County Fund is now accepting applications for competitive small grants. Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000 for nonprofit, 501(c ) organizations and municipal departments located in Newport County. According to their website, “Grants are awarded where a relatively small amount of money can be of strategic assistance to a nonprofit organization serving one or more of the six cities and towns of Newport County.” The grants are awarded in six areas: arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health and human services. View their website for more information on eligibility and the application process.
The International Yacht Restoration School hosted the Newport County Fund reception to announce small grant recipients.
Neil D. Steinberg, President and CEO of The Rhode Island Foundation, welcomed a crowd of about fifty people Thursday morning to the International Yacht Restoration School to announce the 2011 Newport County Fund (NCF) recipients of it's Small Grants Program. Leland Merrill, of the NCF Advisory Committee, joined him for the announcements. About $110,000 in grants were handed down to sixteen local deserving nonprofit organizations, whose proposed projects would benefit from the financial assistance. "It is our mission is to serve all people of the state of Rhode Island," Steinberg said, as he addressed NCF members, donors, and grant recipients present at Thursday's reception. "We really do appreciate our relationship with the Newport…