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Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund - Direct Grants and Mini Grants

Grants to Newport County, Rhode Island Nonprofits
for Community Health and Wellness Programs

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Newport Hospital

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Grants to Newport County, Rhode Island nonprofits for health and wellness programs for local residents, particularly children. Funding is intended for projects that will improve the long-term health of the community through physical fitness and proper nutrition; avoidance of alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs; and building a sense of self-confidence in area youth.

To accomplish the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund's mission, the following goals have been established:

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 life-style
- 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.

Educational goals are not part of the mission, unless they clearly address the participatory and fitness aspect of goal #1 above.

Priority will be given to projects and programs that:
- Focus on young, school-age children who do not have access to other programs
- Promote health and fitness through activity and participation, not through promotion and education
- Are innovative and are new initiatives
- Show potential for a 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 life-styles
- Are based in Newport County

Projects that are larger and request more investment will be expected to:
- Show how the project will become self-sustaining and embedded in the community
- Include matching funds from other sources
- Have little or no overhead expenses, or which should be covered by matching funds.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147205

Estimated Size of Grant:

For Mini Grants:
- Organizations may apply for mini grants of up to $2,000.

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility for Mini Grants:

Any organization may request a mini grant. An organization need not be an officially recognized charity.

Eligibility for Direct Grants:

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:

Applicants are invited to join one of these Grant Workshops:

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 8:00 AM
Gudoian Conference Room, Newport Hospital.
A light breakfast will be available. Call 401-845-1618 to RSVP.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 3:30 PM
BankNewport, 184 John Clarke Road, Meeting Room: Fort Adams 1, Middletown, RI
Call 401-845-1618 to RSVP.

Pre-Application Information:

The grant cycle is open for applications from January 1 to January 31, 2019. Applications will be reviewed in February and funding awards will be announced at the end of March 2019.

Mini Grant Process:

An organization requesting funds begins the mini-grant process by contacting a committee member and requesting that they become the sponsor of the project. While members of the committee are encouraged to sponsor projects, they are under no obligation to become a sponsor.

After discussion with the sponsor, the organization requesting a mini grant should write a letter to the sponsor describing the project and requesting a specific grant amount. In the letter, the organization should designate a person to be responsible for the project, including the appropriate and proper distribution of funds.

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Contact Information:

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

For questions about the application process, or to submit the PDF file of your application, please email

Newport Hospital
11 Friendship Street
Newport, RI 02840

Telephone: (401) 846-6400

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Rhode Island: Newport County