The van Beuren Charitable Foundation was established in 1986 by John A. “Archie” and Hope H. “Happy” van Beuren.
Early conversations around the family kitchen table formed the principles that continue to guide vBCF today: encouraging family involvement, developing firsthand knowledge of the community, and operating with integrity, intelligence, and imagination.

Having contributed over $76 million to the Newport region since its inception, the Foundation has emerged as a strategic partner to like-minded charitable organizations and remains committed to strengthening the community in its priority areas of interest.




Hope H. van Beuren
Founder and Chair Emerita

  Archbold D. van Beuren,  Chair

Archbold D. van Beuren, Chair

  Andrea van Beuren,  Vice Chair

Andrea van Beuren, Vice Chair

  Stephen L. Glascock,  Treasurer

Stephen L. Glascock, Treasurer

  Roger E. Kass,  Secretary   

Roger E. Kass, Secretary


  Barbara van Beuren    

Barbara van Beuren


  Helene B. van Beuren    

Helene B. van Beuren




   Elizabeth R. Lynn  , Executive Director

Elizabeth R. Lynn, Executive Director

   Kim L. Dame  , Grants & Business Manager

Kim L. Dame, Grants & Business Manager

   Deborah S. Linnell ,  Senior Program Officer

Deborah S. Linnell, Senior Program Officer

   Grace Loughborough ,  Grants & Admin. Assistant

Grace Loughborough, Grants & Admin. Assistant