Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation awards $177,500 in grants

Warwick Beacon ·

Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation has awarded $177,500 to 11 organizations in Rhode Island, Harold M. Horvat, bank President, CEO and Chairman announced recently  

“Though we are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel with the COVID-19 crisis, there continues to be critical need throughout Rhode Island,” said Horvat. “Thanks to our Charitable Foundation, we are pleased to be able to continue our financial support to these incredible organizations as they help the most vulnerable populations in our community- with everything from physical and mental health, food, shelter and other basic needs to education and literacy.”   

Organizations receiving first quarter grants are:

  • $15,000 to Capital Good Fund Located in Providence. The grant will be used for the Financial Coaching Plus program, Crisis Relief Loan program, and Loan Loss Reserve program, all in support of Rhode Island families.  
  • $2,500 to Girls on the Run that serves Providence, Bristol, Kent, Newport, and Washington counties in RI and Bristol County, MA. It is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that is designed to enhance girls’ social, psychological, and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences. The grant will be used to underwrite the entire program fee for a full team of 15 girls at a Title 1 school this spring, and cover costs for volunteer coach training, supplies, 5k race entry fees, and support throughout the season. 
  • $5,000 to Jewish Collaborative Services that helps individuals and families facing physical, emotional, housing, nutrition and other challenges get the services they need to recover and thrive. The funds will go toward replenishing the Kosher food pantry.  
  • $60,000 to the Pawtucket Central Falls (PCF) Development Corp. that manages affordable housing in Pawtucket and Central Falls and has led neighborhood revitalization efforts by making strategic investments in the health and well-being of these communities. 
  • $5,000 to the YMCA of Greater Providence to support the workforce/job readiness program, online music program, and to cover membership costs for people affected by the opioid crisis.
  • $10,000 to the San Miguel School Located in Providence to be used for a student sponsorship for the 2021-2022 academic year. 
  • $10,000 to the Providence Public Library to be used for the continuation of the Library’s teen education program (Teen Squad) and workforce development initiative focused on underserved youth, ages 13-24, which provides academic credit, credentials, and work exposure. 
  • $10,000 to the Providence Children’s Museum to help provide rich learning experiences for students in grades K-3 through new digital platforms and fund workshops for a group of RIDE educators to teach fundamentals of play-based learning and ways to incorporate them into lesson plans. 
  • $25,00 to the FRIENDS WAY Located in Warwick to support staffing needs to provide strategic outreach to Rhode Island’s diverse communities being impacted the most by the COVID-19 crisis, and where the need is greatest. Funding will also be used to operate an off-site group for those who do not have adequate transportation or technology to participate in current programming. 
  • $30,000 to the Clínica Esperanza Located in Providence, for continued operational support to help cover staffing of the temporary COVID-19 testing and vaccine site in the Olneyville area of Providence, one of the hardest hit communities in RI.
  • $5,000 to the Special Olympics RI  Headquartered in Smithfield, that currently has over 4,000 athletes involved in more than 1,600 training and athletic competition opportunities in 21 different sports. Funding will be used to support the Summer Games.


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