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BankNewport Charitable Foundation Awards $396,000 in Spring Grants


Newport, RI(May 28, 2024) – The BankNewport Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded $396,000 in grants to over 40 organizations throughout Rhode Island to support their work in the areas of basic human needs and food insecurity, education and workforce training, healthy lives, and arts and culture.

“Since our founding more than 200 years ago, BankNewport has been committed to supporting Rhode Island,” said Jack Murphy, President and CEO, BankNewport. “It’s a true honor and privilege to extend grants to those organizations that are doing the incredible work of providing resources and care for those most in need.”

Among the recipients, the BankNewport Charitable Foundation also recommended a $100,000 grant to support the Newport County YMCA Childcare Renovation and Expansion Project in Middletown to meet an increased need for safe, quality childcare that will positively impact generations of families on Aquidneck Island.

Recipients of the Spring 2024 grants are: