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van beuren Charitable Foundation (vbCF) Grant

Grants to Newport County, Rhode Island Nonprofits for
Education, Health, and Economic Development Programs

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van beuren Charitable Foundation (vbCF)

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Grants to Rhode Island nonprofits in Aquidneck Island and Newport County for programs that focus on the connections between the areas of healthy lifestyles, community prosperity, early childhood, and quality common spaces. Preference is given to proposals that demonstrate the greatest likelihood of achieving measurable results in these priority areas.

Across the Foundation's priority areas, the Foundation invests in design that connects the improvement of buildings and landscapes to community aspirations. The Foundation is open to innovative and collaborative approaches, encouraging proposals in the discovery, planning, and pilot stages.

Additionally, the Foundation invests in strengthening organizations. Through grantmaking, the Foundation seeks to advance the community’s capacity for leadership and best practices needed to thrive and to sustain high-performing nonprofits.

Applicants should demonstrate a clear understanding of the environment in which the project or program will operate, including reference to other stakeholders and service providers. Proposals must include data that explains the existing situation and a method to track anticipated improvements. Demonstrated organizational capacity to manage the program or project is also an important component. Please give careful consideration to how the project fits within your organization’s mission, the risks and benefits it presents to the organization, and the critical prerequisites to success. Proposals should also indicate how a project or program will be sustained (if appropriate) without ongoing funding from the vBCF.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181072

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Aquidneck Island and Newport County remain at the center of the Foundation's work. The Foundation recognizes that communities are part of larger systems and economies and therefore welcomes proposals from outside this region that can make a clear case for the benefit to the Foundation's target communities.

The Foundation does not make grants to individuals, for general operating purposes (except on occasion for longstanding partners), to support lobbying, or to attempt to influence legislation.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant proposals are considered twice a year, in the spring and fall. The application deadlines are January 15 and June 1 or the next business day if the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday. The Foundation’s Board of Directors typically meets in November and May to consider compelling grant requests. A site visit may be required during the review process. Please keep in mind that the entire grant consideration process takes several months.

The next deadline is June 15, 2019; applications can be submitted starting January 1, 2019.

Please do not send duplicate copies of the application via mail, email, or by hand to the Foundation office.

There are two application options based on the type of request, each having different requirements. To preview these requirements and for other helpful information, click the applicable link below.

Grantees that have overdue reporting requirements from a prior grant must submit these reports before a new request will be considered.

For more details on the grant priorities:

Strong starts:
Healthy lifestyles:
Community prosperity:
Excellence in the commons:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Kim Dame

van Beuren Charitable Foundation
130 Bellevue Avenue
Suite 304
Newport, RI 02840

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Rhode Island: Aquidneck Island and Newport County