Areas of Interest

The Trusts supports organizations that contribute to a vibrate community in Newport and on Aquidneck Island. Key funding areas of interest include the following:


    Selected grantsARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

    The Trusts will support organizations that:

    • Maintain the historic character of Newport
    • Present and produce arts and culture in Newport

    Selected grantsPROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT OF AQUIDNECK ISLAND THROUGH LAND USE, CONSERVATION, AND RESILIENCY STRATEGIES

    The Trusts support organizations that:

    • Preserve and protect open space and wildlife habitat
    • Support smart growth and coordinated planning
    • Preserve, protect and restore Narragansett Bay
    • Develop strategies for adapting to a changing climate (i.e. sea level rise, extreme weather events)
    • Protect farmland and sustainable, healthy food production

    Selected grantsPROVIDING HOLISTIC SUPPORT FOR THE HEALTH, DEVELOPMENT, AND ADVANCEMENT OF NEWPORT’S MOST VULNERABLE RESIDENTS

    The Trusts support organizations that:

    • Provide support and resources to women designed to build their self-sufficiency or protect their rights to make their own health care decisions
    • Offer strong youth development programs or educational programs
    • Develop the capacity of, offers important services to, or meet the basic needs of vulnerable individuals