The Champlin Foundation currently has two separate application timelines:

    One 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.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the impact that the COVID-19 crisis is having on so many of our applicants, the deadline to apply for a Champlin Foundation grant in 2020 has been extended to May 31, 2020. If your organization has not been impacted by COVID-19 and you are able to submit your application by April 30th, please do so as planned.

    Capital Requests

    The online portal for capital grant applications opens at 12:00 am on March 1st and closes at 11:59 pm on May 31st. 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 Thanksgiving and grant checks will be mailed in December to those receiving support.


    Campership Requests

    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 month of November.

    You will receive notice by the end of December and grant checks will be mailed in mid-January to those receiving support.

    Tutorials & Resources

    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 written guidelines and the video tutorial by clicking on the corresponding links below. If you need additional assistance, do not hesitate to reach out.

    Submit an Application

    New Application Process

    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. If you’d like to preview what questions you can expect to see on an application for a traditional grant, you can do so here.

    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 hfraser@champlinfoundation.org.

    Reporting Requirements

    Use of Funds Reporting

    Timely and accurate reporting on the expenditure of funds is mandatory in accordance with IRS regulations. Reports are due annually on December 31st, beginning in the year following the award distribution date, until the entire grant has been expended. Grants awarded in 2019 or earlier require this form to be completed and emailed to useoffunds@champlinfoundation.org. Grants awarded in 2020 or after can be completed online by signing into our application portal here.

    Grant Communications

    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.

    Grant Language

    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.

    General Description

    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.

    Social Media

    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 office@champlinfoundation.org.


    If your organization is a grantee that would like to share an Equipped for Success story about the impact your organization has had in your community thanks to Champlin Foundation funding, please email office@champlinfoundation.org.