Capital funding is often the hardest to raise.
Champlin grants are focused on ensuring the long-term stability of the charities in our community by supporting their equipment needs and their facilities. Our grants are not used for programming or general operations.
This isn’t the flashiest form of philanthropy, but we know it makes a world of difference—all the more reason why we believe this funding is so critical.
We support a range of sectors serving Rhode Island.
The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and agencies working in nine different fields:
Grantmaking at a glance.
Capital project grants are awarded to Rhode Island-based nonprofit organizations. The Foundation prefers to focus support on those organizations that have had their 501c3 status or have been providing programming through a fiscal sponsor for at least 3 years. Grants are awarded for the purchase of equipment and tangible property, and for construction, renovations, or purchase of real estate. Grants are also awarded on a very limited basis for the reduction of indebtedness exclusively related to building acquisition, construction, and/or building improvements.
The Champlin Foundation examines several factors when considering requests for support, including but not limited to: