Application Process

At the current time, applications must be submitted in writing and cannot be emailed. There are no application forms. Applicants should submit a brief, preferably one page letter, addressing the following:

  • The capital funding need(s) of the organization
  • The costs associated with the item(s) requested
  • The amount requested
  • The status of any fundraising efforts, if applicable
  • Other sources of potential funding, if applicable

A one page budget should be attached to the brief letter of application and costs quoted should be as accurate as possible. Also, where applicable a project timetable should be included as well.

Applications should be sent to:

The Champlin Foundation
2000 Chapel View Boulevard, Suite 350
Cranston, RI 02920
Attn: Keith H. Lang, Executive Director

Applicants must also forward a copy of the organization’s letter from the Internal Revenue Service granting tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and further confirming the organization is not a private foundation within the meaning of Section 509(a) of the Code. Applicants must also provide their Employer Identification Number (EIN). If an organization, in connection with past applications, has already submitted this letter to us, there is no need to forward another copy.

Grants are not awarded on a multi-year basis but applicants may qualify annually.

The Champlin Foundation accepts grant applications from March 1st through April 30th with the exception of invited public schools whose deadline is June 30th. Grant requests are researched and evaluated throughout the cycle in preparation for the Annual Meeting held in mid-November.

Final Notification

Unsuccessful applicants will be notified in writing anytime from one week to eight months from receipt of their application.

Successful applicants are notified shortly after the Annual Meeting in November.

Funds are distributed in mid-December.

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