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Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund - Direct Grants

Grants to Rhode Island Nonprofits for Health
and Fitness Programs for Local Residents

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Foundation / Corporation

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Newport Hospital

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Grants to Rhode Island nonprofit organizations for programming promoting health and fitness for local residents in eligible locations, particularly children and youth. Funding is intended for programs prioritizing physical activity. Activities must be designed for school-age children and situated in Newport County.

Program Goals:

  1. Improve the long-term health of Newport County youth and families by:
    • Increasing participation in healthy athletic activity
    • Improving fitness levels
    • Increasing self-discipline and motivation to maintain a healthy lifestyle
    • Increasing good health habits including diet, exercise, rest, hygiene, and preventive medical care
  2. Instill an aversion to the use of cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs
  3. Build confidence and a sense of achievement

Goal #1 is the most important, and will be given priority. Projects addressing goals #2 and #3 will be considered if they clearly address goal #1. The priority of the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund is to get kids physically active and off the couch. To be successful, applications must similarly prioritize physical activity above all other goals.

Projects that advance one or more of the following criteria may score higher in review:

  • Focus on children that have limited or no access to programming
  • Are innovative and/or are new initiatives
  • Show potential for wide community response, participation, and acceptance
  • Demonstrate a measurable improvement in the behavior and health of the youth and families of Newport County
  • Develop life-long skills for maintaining healthy lifestyles
  • Are based in Newport County

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147205

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Small projects are defined as less than or equal to $5,000.
- Large projects are defined as greater than $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations seeking funds must be nonprofit organizations. Organizations that do not have 501c(3) status may still apply. Newport Hospital develops and maintains a mechanism to fund projects in organizations that do not have 501c(3) status.

Organizations must be based in Newport County.

The fund does not grant requests to:
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Projects outside Newport County
- Endowments or other discretionary funding pools

The fund does not grant requests for:
- Ticketed events such as fundraisers or dinners
- Political purposes or lobbying activities
- Debt reduction
- Projects unrelated to the fund’s mission

Pre-proposal Conference:

There will be a Powered by Prince Grant Workshop (over Zoom) on Friday, December 4, 2020 at either 8:00am or 3:30pm. RSVP to Erik by phone or email.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications may be submitted between January 1, 2021 and January 29, 2021. Applications will be reviewed in February and funding awards will be announced at the end of March 2021.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For questions or to submit your application, please email

Erik: 401-845-1763 or email

Lifespan Corporate Offices
167 Point Street
Providence, RI 02903

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USA: Rhode Island: Newport County

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