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Grants to Rhode Island Nonprofits for Youth Health and Fitness Programs in Eligible Locations

Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund - Direct Grants


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Funding Source
Newport Hospital
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Geographic Focus
USA: Rhode Island: Newport County

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/31/24 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Rhode Island nonprofit organizations for health and fitness programs in eligible locations. Programs must be appropriate for school-age children and youth. The purpose of funding is to increase opportunities for local children to engage in physical activity, build confidence, and instill an aversion to the use of cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs. Programs must take place within Newport County.

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. Additional requirements include that the programs be appropriate for and utilized by school-age children, and that the programs be situated within Newport County.

In addition to these requirements, 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 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

Goals: 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.


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.

Organizations or individuals residing outside of Newport County may apply as long as their program is based within the confines of 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-Application Information
Proposals will be accepted between January 1, 2024 through January 31, 2024. Proposals are due electronically (PDF format) by 5 p.m. on January 31, 2024. Proposal applications will be reviewed in February 2024 and funding awards will be announced in March 2024.

Projects that are larger and request more investment will be expected to include matching funds from other sources.

Additional Information:

Application and Reporting Process:

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.

Contact Information
For questions about the proposal application process, or to submit your PDF file, please email:

Lifespan Corporate Offices
167 Point Street
Providence, RI 02903

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