Application Process

New Application Process

The Champlin Foundation is changing its application process and will now only accept grant requests through our new, electronic portal.  This means you will complete and submit all future grant requests entirely online. The application will open on March 1, 2020 but you can access the portal and update your organization’s information by clicking here. Please make sure to take advantage of our resources below before attempting to log on for the first time.

As most communications are now done electronically, please make sure the Foundation has your current contact information by calling or writing our Grants Management Associate, Heather Fraser, at 401-944-9200 x115 or


The Champlin Foundation accepts grant applications from March 1st through April 30th. Grant requests are researched and evaluated throughout the cycle in preparation for the Annual Meeting held in mid-November.

Unsuccessful applicants will be notified anytime from one week to eight months from receipt of their application. Successful applicants are notified shortly after the Annual Meeting. Funds are distributed in mid-December.

2020 Application Questions

To help you prepare, you can view a list of the application questions that you can expect to see in 2020 by clicking the appropriate link below.  Please note that there are three applications – one for requests from traditional public schools, one for requests from houses of worship, and one for all other capital requests. Please also note that these forms are for preparation purposes only and do not need to be filled out. All application questions will be answered using our online portal.