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.

    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 late May to make their final decisions on funding requests. You will receive notice in the beginning of June and grant awards will be distributed by mid-June to those receiving support.

    Please note that Houses of Worship and Traditional Public 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.


    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 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.

    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 application questions, the written guidelines, and the video tutorial by clicking on the corresponding links below. You can also find a list of the most frequently asked questions about using the online portal.

    Submit an Application

    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.

    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 & Systems Manager, 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 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 hfraser@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 nonprofit) 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 nonprofit organizations. These investments have enabled better medical care, improved education, fostered the arts, expanded access to social services, conserved 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.