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BankNewport Awards $74,000 in Family Support Grants


Sixty-four Organizations Receive Funds to Aid in their Missions to Support Underserved Populations

PIcture of JEssica Couto and Boys & Girls Club Rep
Jessica Couto, vice president, branch sales manager at BankNewport’s newest branch in Warwick, joins Lara D’ Antuono, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick, at the Club’s holiday market.  The Boys & Girls Club used a BankNewport family support grant to purchase gifts for its holiday market, which allows parents and caregivers to shop for gifts for their children at no cost.

NEWPORT, R.I.  (December 23, 2021) – BankNewport is pleased to announce that it has awarded $74,000 in proactive grants to support the missions of 64 organizations throughout Rhode Island and to provide additional aid for the holiday season.

“As a true community bank, we are dedicated to making a positive impact around the state,” said Jack Murphy, President & CEO, BankNewport. “These organizations work tirelessly to ensure that our most vulnerable neighbors receive the care and support they need every day.  We are so thankful for their efforts throughout the year, but especially during the holidays, when they go above and beyond to make the season a bit brighter for those in need.”

Recipients of the grants are:

Providence County

  • Boys & Girls Club of East Providence
  • Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket
  • Boys & Girls Club of Providence
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern RI
  • Center for Southeast Asians
  • Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic
  • Community Action Partnership of Providence County
  • Community Care Alliance/Woonsocket
  • Comprehensive Community Action Program
  • Elisha Project
  • Empowerment Factory
  • Federal Hill House
  • Fuerza Laboral
  • Genesis Center
  • Good Neighbors
  • Goodwill Industries
  • The Groden Center
  • Man Up
  • Oasis International RI
  • One Neighborhood Builders
  • Pawtucket Soup Kitchen
  • Refugee Dream Center
  • Shri Service Corps
  • Sofia Academy
  • Sojourner House Inc.
  • Tri-County Community Action Program
  • Woman Development Institute
  • YouthBuild Providence

Kent County

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick
  • House of Hope Community Development
  • Kent County YMCA
  • The Gamm Theater
  • The Sharing Locker
  • Trudeau Center
  • West Bay Community Action Program

Newport County

  • Child and Family Services
  • Be Great for Nate
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County
  • Conexion Latina Newport
  • FAB Newport
  • Jamestown Community Food Pantry
  • Lucy’s Hearth
  • MLK Community Center
  • Newport County Council Navy League
  • Museum of Newport Irish History
  • Newport Mental Health
  • Turning Around Ministries
  • Women’s Resource Center of Newport and Bristol Counties

Bristol County

  • Corliss Institute
  • East Bay Community Action Program
  • We Share Hope

Washington County

  • Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County
  • Galilee Mission
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors
  • North Kingstown Food Pantry
  • Welcome House of South County


  • Access Point RI
  • Adoption RI
  • Alliance of RI Southeast Asians for Education
  • Amenity Aid
  • Amos House
  • Art Connection RI
  • Boys Town New England
  • Children’s Friend and Service
  • Dorcas International
  • Family Service of Rhode Island
  • Herren Project
  • Hope’s Harvest RI
  • Meals on Wheels of RI
  • Red Dia
  • Rhode Island Pride
  • Tomorrow Fund
  • World War II Foundation
  • Youth Pride Inc.

About BankNewport

Founded in 1819 and headquartered in Newport, BankNewport offers a full suite of loan and deposit products and services for families and businesses throughout Rhode Island.  BankNewport is one of the oldest community banks in the United States and, as a mutual organization, is committed to the financial success of its customers, employees and communities. BankNewport has 18 branch locations, with commercial lending offices in Cumberland and Providence.

BankNewport business lines include OceanPoint Marine Lending, specializing in consumer marine and recreational vehicle financing programs, and OceanPoint Insurance, a Trusted Choice independent insurance agency, providing a broad range of property casualty insurance products, including employee benefits and marine related insurance products.