A Message from the Executive Director – 2021

    January 4, 2021

    January 4, 2021 The patriarch of the Champlin family, Stanton Browning Champlin, was nothing if not resilient. He ran away from home in 1838 at the age of 12. But thanks to the kindness and generosity of a stranger, a Providence grocer who took him in, he was able to reach his full potential. Resilience […]

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    Information Regarding The Champlin Foundation Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    March 31, 2020

    We want to begin this note by simply saying thank you. The current public health crisis and economic repercussions are like nothing we have experienced before. While the rapid spread of COVID-19 has created uncertainty, it has also brought us together even as we keep our social distance. We at The Champlin Foundation are as […]

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    A Message from the Executive Director – 2020

    January 2, 2020

    As someone who always sees the glass as half full rather than half empty, the start of a New Year fills me with hope, excitement and anticipation. This is especially true following such a dynamic year here at The Champlin Foundation. Although our 100+ site visits in 2019 took place months ago, I remain inspired […]

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    A Message from the Executive Director – 2019

    January 2, 2019

    As this New Year begins, we at The Champlin Foundation are feeling the excitement of both a fresh start and a renewed commitment to the people and places of this beautiful state. In my first letter to the field I look to share with you some reasons for my own enthusiasm about the coming months.

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    Foundation in the News

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    Jan 9, 2018

    Providence Journal Showcases Work of The Champlin Foundation

    We are pleased to share a wonderful story about The Champlin Foundation published recently by Providence Journal reporter G. Wayne Miller. The article provides a great historical perspective on the Champlin family and very nicely captures their commitment to philanthropy.

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    Jun 3, 2021

    From Resilience to Renewal: Champlin Grantees Lean in to Their Commitment to Service

    CRANSTON, R.I. – The Champlin Foundation announced today $5.8 million in capital funding to support charities serving Rhode Islanders in meaningful ways. Through grants for equipment, renovations, construction or land acquisition, funding will enhance classroom learning, provide social supports, promote access to equitable health care, invest in under resourced communities, and beyond. This is the […]

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    Dec 2, 2020

    $18M in Champlin Foundation Funding Helps Foster More Resilient Rhode Island

    CRANSTON, R.I. – The Champlin Foundation announced today $18 million in grant funding for a diverse group of organizations filling critical needs across Rhode Island. The Foundation awarded 188 grants to meet pressing demands related to social services, education, historic preservation, arts and culture, and beyond. “The non-profit community in Rhode Island has navigated the current health […]

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    May 28, 2020

    Past Champlin grant recipient is awarded The Golden Apple!

    May 28, 2020 By Patrice Wood, NBC News 10 A link to the story can be found here This week’s Golden Apple Award goes to Katie Bowers, science teacher at Birchwood Middle School in North Providence. Bowers was described as an educator who works to meet not only the academic needs of her students, but […]

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    May 7, 2020

    Champlin Foundation gives grants to 63 organizations

    By Providence Journal Staff CRANSTON – The Champlin Foundation on Thursday awarded emergency COVID-19 grants to 63 organizations in Rhode Island. The liquidity grants include gifts to support arts organizations like Trinity Rep, attractions like the Roger Williams Park Zoo, and childcare and after-school providers that have been forced to close like the Boys and […]

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    Mar 27, 2020

    Champlin Foundation to donate $1.6M to RI COVID fight

    By Patrick Anderson Journal Staff Writer Posted Mar 27, 2020 at 11:43 AM The Champlin Foundation said Friday it will donate $1.6 million to help Rhode Island fight the spread of COVID-19, including money for hospitals to expand their coronavirus testing capacity. The commitment will include a $1 million fund that organizations can apply to for […]

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