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Community Outreach

BankNewport: A True Community Bank

BankNewport is proud of our community outreach efforts. We are a true local bank that cares about the people we serve and the communities that make Rhode Island such a wonderful place to live.

Program Submission & Guidelines  

It is our recommendation that you read the Community Outreach Guidelines in its entirety before beginning the submission process.

BankNewport grants and sponsorship are generally limited to non-profit organizations that have a bank and/or insurance relationship with us.

Please Note: In an effort to increase the number of organizations who have access to BankNewport’s community outreach support, an organization may receive a grant or a sponsorship, but not both in the same calendar year.


At BankNewport, we have been committed to supporting the communities we serve since our founding in 1819. This commitment continues today, with the goal of helping to build and maintain successful communities. Through our charitable giving program, we support many non-profit organizations and programs to enhance the overall quality of life in the communities we serve.


BankNewport focuses its giving on the following areas:

Community Development
BankNewport seeks to create economic opportunities for all in the communities we serve. We provide organizations with financial support, technical assistance, employee involvement and management leadership to foster worthwhile community reinvestment programs. Our aim is to strengthen our communities, encourage economic growth, and provide opportunities for more people to achieve economic stability. Specifically, our Community Development outreach focuses on:

  • Programs that serve low to moderate income individuals
  • Affordable housing initiatives
  • Small business development programs
  • Community renewal efforts

Human Services
BankNewport seeks to fund essential health and human services that focus on the growing needs of our communities.

BankNewport believes that the future economic strength of our community depends on a strong education. By supporting youth literacy and financial literacy initiatives, we create more opportunities for our children and families to succeed.

Arts and Culture
BankNewport recognizes the important role that the arts play in the quality of life and the economic development of our communities.

Employee Outreach

BankNewport employees are committed to the community through their own generous spirit. Employees are presented with various volunteer opportunities throughout the year in support of civic, charitable, educational and cultural organizations.

How to Apply for a Sponsorship or Grant

Click to access our guidelines, submission deadline and online application:

We encourage you to thoroughly review our guidelines and submission timeframe for the respective Sponsorship and Grant committees before starting the application process. Please be prepared to complete the application and upload the required documents (PDF format) in one session, as you will not be able to save in-progress applications.


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