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Our mission


To invest in the quality of life and quality of place of
Aquidneck Island and surrounding communities

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Our mission


To invest in the quality of life and quality of place of
Aquidneck Island and surrounding communities

OUR approach


Our grant making priorities focus on the impact we aspire to make in the community.
These grant priority areas are intentionally designed to recognize the connections between
education, health, economic development, and place. Emphasis in the grant consideration process will be on the impact the proposed activities will have on one or more of these grant priority areas. The Foundation is open to innovative and collaborative approaches, encouraging
proposals in the discovery, planning and pilot stages. 

Aquidneck Island and Newport County remain at the center of our work. We recognize
that communities are part of larger systems and economies and we welcome proposals from outside this
region that can make a clear case for the benefit to our target communities.

Additionally, we invest in strengthening organizations. Through our programming and grant making, we seek to advance our community’s capacity for leadership and best practices needed to thrive and to sustain high-performing nonprofits.

OUR approach


Our grant making priorities focus on the impact we aspire to make in the community.
These grant priority areas are intentionally designed to recognize the connections between
education, health, economic development, and place. Emphasis in the grant consideration process will be on the impact the proposed activities will have on one or more of these grant priority areas. The Foundation is open to innovative and collaborative approaches, encouraging
proposals in the discovery, planning and pilot stages. 

Aquidneck Island and Newport County remain at the center of our work. We recognize
that communities are part of larger systems and economies and we welcome proposals from outside this
region that can make a clear case for the benefit to our target communities.

Additionally, we invest in strengthening organizations. Through our programming and grant making, we seek to advance our community’s capacity for leadership and best practices needed to thrive and to sustain high-performing nonprofits.

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Strong Starts


Strong Starts


Our Goal: Children and youth have a strong start in life, benefitting from a supportive community and an education that prepares them for the future.

The Difference We Want to Make: At every age children are ready and engaged learners, supported by their family, schools, and community.

Our Point of View: Investing in the success of our children is fundamental to the community’s future. Healthy minds and bodies maximize learning. A reputation for excellence in education will both retain and attract families to our community.

 

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Healthy Lifestyles


Healthy Lifestyles


Our Goal: Residents experience health throughout their lives.

The Difference We Want to Make: The community offers access to quality health care as well as positive social and physical environments where residents can make healthy choices.

Our Point of View: Health improves learning, workforce productivity, and the ability of residents to contribute to family and civic life. Healthy places support healthy choices. Communities known for outstanding health care and healthy lifestyles are attractive to both employers and talented workers.

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Community Prosperity


Community Prosperity


Our Goal: Regional economic growth creates opportunities for residents and enterprises.

The Difference We Want to Make: The regional economy is home to a skilled workforce and thriving enterprises, and continues to foster a strong sense of place.

Our Point of View: A diverse regional economy supports job growth, improves wages, and raises the standard of living for residents.  Creating synergies between our workforce, enterprises, institutions, and quality of place will contribute to community vibrancy.  A prosperous community can shape its future and invest in its social, environmental, and cultural values.

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Excellence In The Commons


 

 

 

 

Excellence In The Commons


 

 

 

 

Our Goal: Quality common spaces and institutions make our communities desirable places to live, work, and play.

The Difference We Want to Make: The quality of landscapes and buildings support the community’s aspirations and contribute to community vitality.

Our Point of View: Our buildings and landscapes can inspire, shape, and reflect the aspirations of the community. Well-designed natural and built environments enhance the local community and economy--they are physically and socially connected, welcoming, and vibrant.  Quality facilities can support program excellence.