2014Grants

Recipients, amounts and purposes of 2014 grants are:

 

Blessings in a Backpack - $3,000

To provide 60 students from San Miguel School with a backpack filled with food staples every weekend of the school year.

 

Books Are Wings - $3,000

To distribute 10,000 books to 5,000 children in Providence through the unique Book Party events concentrating on children ages birth to twelve.

 

Camp JORI - $2,000

To provide scholarship assistance for low-income, disadvantaged children from Providence.

 

Camp Ruggles - $2,000

To support partial camperships for campers ages 6-12 from the Greater Providence area who have been diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disabilities and cannot succeed in and are not accepted to participate in regular day camp programs.

 

Camp Surefire - $2,000

To support a week-long resident campership for two Providence children ages 6-16 with Type 1 diabetes. 

 

Community Preparatory School - $2,500

To fund two Summer programs – TestPrep (serving 60 7th and 8th graders) and SummerPrep (serving 100 2nd through 6th graders).

 

Family Service of Rhode Island - $2,000

To continue the Providence Children's Initiative (PCI), supporting the 460 students of Mary E. Fogarty Elementary School, their families, and residents of the neighborhood surrounding the school.

 

FirstWorks - $2,000

To support the Jazz + Math Project in partnership with the renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center.

 

Girl Scouts of Rhode Island, Inc. - $1,500

To support the Urban Outreach efforts, which will allow girls from Providence to participate in programs designed to build courage, confidence, and character.

 

HeadsUp, Inc. - $1,000

To support the Summer Jam youth program targeting youth, ages 10-13, who are at or below the poverty level with a maximum of 15 youth targeted for this program.

 

Inspiring Minds - $1,500

To support Career Exploration Vacation Camp:  A School to Work Learning Experience.

 

PARI Independent Living Center - $2,000

To partially fund the provision of 357 durable medical equipment items at affordable prices to Rhode Island residents.

 

Paul Cuffee School - $1,500

To support the Transportation for College Visitation Program – Grades 6-12.

 

Providence ¡CityArts for Youth! Inc. - $1,000

To support the Afterschool Program for 20 out-of-school time art classes and 270 young artists.

 

Providence Community Library - $3,000

To support educational programming expenses, such as pre-school story time, crafts, homework help, comic book writing and drawing workshops, and computer courses; and a summer reading program coordinated with Providence schools.

 

Read to Succeed - $2,000

To support the purchase of 864 books for 144 students for the 2014 summer program.

 

ResilientKids™ - $3,000

To support 28 children in an underperforming Providence school classroom with integrated yoga and mindfulness instruction as a social and emotional learning platform for teaching them about focus, self-regulation, and self-esteem.

 

Rhode Island Urban Debate League - $3,000

To provide 30 high school students (at least 70% from low-income households) with a high-quality summer learning experience at the two-week Summer Debate Institute.

 

School One - $2,000

To support a Financial Aid Grant for a low-income student from Providence during the 2014-2015 school year. 

 

Sojourner House - $1,750

To support Camp Eureka, which serves between 40 and 60 local children in need of this therapeutic experience.  Camp Eureka is the only summer fun-and-learning oasis for children in Providence who have witnessed domestic violence.

 

Sophia Academy - $3,000

To support the Sophia on the Bay Program, a collaboration with Save the Bay to provide 20 Sophia Academy students with a weeklong program in late June.

 

Southside Community Land Trust - $1,000

To expand upon the garden and nutrition-related youth education programming.

 

The Samaritans - $2,000

To support information posters for four weeks on 17 bus shelter locations where Providence school children take public transportation to and from school.

 

Whitmarsh House - $2,500

To support 100 hours of Case Management Services to help young men between the ages of 18 - 21 develop careers.

 

Women's Center of Rhode Island - $1,500

To provide emergency shelter, food, basic needs and social services to women and families from all over the state who are struggling to rebuild their lives and ensure long-term personal safety and economic stability.

 

YMCA of Greater Providence East Side / Mount Hope Branch - $2,000

To teach 30 youth in the city of Providence how to swim. 

 

YWCA Rhode Island - $2,000

To support YWCA's Rosie's Girls, a six week summer day camp program for young women from Providence entering fifth through eighth grade.