2017 Grant Recipients

The following 36 agencies were awarded
grants totaling $56,500 on June 5, 2017:
 

134 Collaborative $2,000
To support our Out of School Jam program targeting low income youth, ages 7 to 12, who live in the Greater Providence area.

Adoption Rhode Island $2,000
To support activities that provide siblings separated by foster care or adoption the opportunity to connect or reconnect.

Books Are Wings $2,000
To support ten book parties for the children enrolled in Providence Parks and Recreation camps.

Camp JORI $1,500
To support scholarships for some of our neediest children and their families.

Camp Ruggles, Inc. $1,500
To help support camperships for low income children at a therapeutic summer camp for children with emotional and behavioral disabilities.

Childhood Lead Action Project $1,000
To provide training and supplies to help families protect children from lead poisoning.

Community Boating Center $2,000
Supporting CBC’s After-School and summer STEM Sailing Program.

Community Preparatory School $2,000
Supporting TestPrep Program helping inner-city 7th and 8th grade students prepare for high school entrance exams and maintain skills during the summer.

Everett: Company, Stage & School $2,000
To provide free high quality after school performing arts classes and training to over 400 
underserved youth in the Greater Providence area.

Family Service of Rhode Island $1,000
Supporting Mount Pleasant Academy and the Walking School Bus.

FirstWorks $1,500
Supporting New Arts Learning initiatives: Animating the Armory & PVDFest School Assemblies.

Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England $1,500
To support our Urban Outreach programs for “at-risk” girls and introduce them to the benefits of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence $2,000
To support the “Choose Peace Project” consisting of nonviolence conflict resolution workshops 
offered in Providence schools.

Junior Achievement of Rhode Island $1,500
To support two classrooms of the JA Our Nation program, reaching 50 Providence students.

Katie Brown Educational Program (KBEP) $1,500
To support KBEP’s relationship violence prevention education in the Providence Public Schools.

The Manton Avenue Project $2,000
To support year-round playwriting programs for young people in Olneyville.

MADD Rhode Island $1,000
Supporting 27th Annual Team Spirit Youth Leadership Conference.

Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America $1,500

To provide a comprehensive character building and outdoor educational program to inner city and urban neighborhood youth in Providence.

New England Patriots Alumni Club, Inc. $1,000
Supporting Patriots Alumni Football for YOU program in Providence.

New Urban Arts $1,000
To support Youth Mentorship in the arts and summer art internship programs.

Paul Cuffee School $1,500
To subsidize bus transportation for grades 6 – 12 college visits.

Providence Community Library $2,000
Supporting PCL's educational programming for youth and adults.

Read to Succeed $1,000
To support the purchase of 2,580 books for 425 students during the 2017 Read to Succeed Summer Program.

Center for Resilience $2,000
To reduce stress and bullying in the classroom, while increasing empathy, focus & academic achievement.

Rhode Island for Community & Justice $1,500
To support Rhode Island high school teens in their journey and their experiences of RICJ’s Summer Leadership Institute: Project RESPECT.

Rhode Island Urban Debate League $2,000
To engage a "scholar in residence" to increase the rigor of both its in-school and after-school programs and to showcase its students' successes through two public debates.

Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education $1,500
To provide learning supports to prevent barriers to full engagement in learning for children of incarcerated parents.

San Miguel School of Providence $1,000
To provide Chromebooks to strengthen STEM education.

Save The Bay $1,500
To support STEM programming with Asa Messer School for the 2017-2018 school year.

Sojourner House $2,000
To support Camp Eureka, Providence’s only free week-long summer camp for children who have witnessed abuse in their homes.

Sophia Academy $1,000
To support 5th & 6th grade girls as they embrace custodianship and the work behind food from farm to table at The Farm School.

Tides Family Services $1,000
To provide emergency relief services that keep vulnerable families together during times of crisis.

Fund for UCAP on behalf of the Urban Collaborative $1,500
Supporting UCAP’s after school program, Beyond U to offer STEAM Box Studios.

Whitmarsh House $2,000
To provide a pool of emergency funds to help young men, 17 and over who age out of the group home program with shelter, food and clothing.

East Side/Mt Hope YMCA $2,000
Supporting community swim lessons in collaboration with the Vincent Brown Rec Center.

YWCA Rhode Island $1,500
To support Rosie’s Girls, a summer day camp for girls ages 11-13 designed to build self-esteem, perseverance and leadership through learning basic skills in the trades.