The Champlin Foundation now has three separate application timelines:
Two cycles for traditional capital requests and one for camperships. Please note that at any time during the review process you may be contacted to provide additional documentation, answer questions or schedule a site visit. For this reason, please be sure your contact information is accurate and complete.
The online portal for campership grant applications opens at 12:00 am on September 1st and closes at 11:59 pm on October 15th. Application reviews begin after submission and continue throughout the months of November and December. You will receive notice by the end of December and grant awards are distributed by mid-January to those receiving support.
If you are a Rhode Island ACA accredited camp and have questions about your eligibility, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Capital Requests - Cycle One
The online portal for capital grant applications opens at 12:00 am on December 15th and closes at 11:59 pm on January 15th. Application reviews begin after submission and continue throughout the winter and spring. The Distribution Committee will meet in mid-June to make their final decisions on funding requests. You will receive notice by the end of June and grant awards will be distributed by mid-July to those receiving support.
Please note that Houses of Worship and Traditional Public High Schools must apply in Cycle Two.
Capital Requests - Cycle Two
The online portal for capital grant applications opens at 12:00 am on June 1st and closes at 11:59 pm on July 1st. Application reviews begin after submission and continue throughout the summer and fall. The Distribution Committee will meet in mid-November to make their final decisions on funding requests. You will receive notice by the end of November and grant awards will be distributed by mid-December to those receiving support.
Tutorials & Resources
The team at The Champlin Foundation understands that time and resources are limited for our nonprofit colleagues and we are grateful for the impact your work has on the State of Rhode Island and beyond. We strive to make our application process as clear as possible and have provided a number of resources to assist you in submitting your requests. Please review the application questions, the written guidelines and the video tutorial by clicking on the corresponding links below.
Our applicants in 2020 were invited to take an anonymous survey providing feedback on the application, the online portal and the available resources. This feedback will allow us to continue improving our processes as we plan for future grant cycles. You can find both the results of the survey and a list of frequently asked questions by clicking the links below.
The Champlin Foundation uses a web-based grant application hosted by Foundant Technologies, Inc. Prior to entering the portal, be sure that you have read and understand the guidelines and policies outlined here. Once you have gained access to the portal, you will be able to update your contact information, review your organization’s request history, and apply for a grant.
As most communications are now done electronically, please remember to update the system should your information change at any time. If you have questions about accessing the portal or navigating the online application, please call or email our Grants Management Associate, Heather Fraser, at 401-944-9200 x115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use of Funds Reporting
Timely and accurate reporting on the expenditure of funds is mandatory in accordance with IRS regulations. Reports are due 12-months after the award distribution date, and continuing annually until the entire grant has been expended. Grants awarded in 2019 or earlier require this form to be completed and emailed to email@example.com. Grants awarded in 2020 or after can be completed online by signing into our application portal here.
Grant Communications Toolkit
Grantees are encouraged to take advantage of your Champlin Foundation grant to help raise awareness of your important role in the communities you serve.
Organizations that have received grants for the current grant period are authorized to incorporate the following language in any press release, newsletter, website, blog, email, social media post or other communications vehicle describing your Champlin grant.
The Champlin Foundation is pleased to provide grant funding to [fill in name of organization] to help this important institution (or community non-profit) advance its vital mission. Champlin Foundation grants are awarded on a competitive basis and our grant to [Name of organization] is a reflection of our confidence in the organization’s ability to improve the lives of Rhode Islanders in significant ways.
Since 1932, The Champlin Foundation has awarded more than $600 million to fund capital projects and equipment for Rhode Island non-profit organizations. These investments have enabled better medical care, improved education, fostered the arts, expanded access to social services, conserved of open spaces, preserved historic buildings, advanced animal welfare and more. Quietly and steadfastly, The Champlin Foundation helps those who do good do more – to the benefit of all.
We are proud to announce Champlin Foundation funding to enable [name of organization] to advance our vital mission!
Organizations that use authorized Champlin Foundation language in any communications are asked to forward a copy of the communications, or a link to an online reference, to firstname.lastname@example.org.