National and State-wide Organizations

Among those organizations that work with us to build these valuable community resources are:

Nation and Sate-Wide Organizations

Amica Corporation

Amica has a long standing tradition of giving back to the communities it serves. Some of the philanthropic programs include; The Amica Companies Foundation, The Citizenship Grant Program and Matching Gift

Annie E. Casey Foundation (national)

Founded in 1948, the primary mission of the Annie E. Casey Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families. In pursuit of this goal, the Foundation makes grants that help states, cities, and neighborhoods fashion more innovative, cost-effective responses to these needs.

Bank of America (national)

The Neighborhood Excellence Initiative, Bank of America's signature philanthropic program, focuses on developing relationships with and investing in strong nonprofits/charitable organizations with great leaders, the program offers leadership training and general operating support for growing nonprofits, recognizes the local heroes, and embraces the next generation of student leaders.

Bank Rhode Island

At Bank RI, we recognize our civic responsibility and take pride in our efforts to support the communities that help us grow. Our corporate giving is directed towards local agencies and non-profit organizations that provide needed services to those communities. Bank Rhode Island's priority is to support programs and provide resources for: community and economic development, education, health and human services, and community arts. We also support and encourage the service of our employees, who give their time and talent to these worthy causes

Brown University

Brown University's Swearer Center's community-based programs reflect partnerships with community organizations, schools and government agencies, working with disparate missions, needs, and organizational cultures. A program with great success in one organization or neighborhood can fail in another if culture and context are not valued. We encourage students and staff to listen carefully, to be creative in their approach and to encourage local participation.

The Chace Foundation

A private, charitable fund, the Chace Fund provides grants to organizations in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. Among areas of support are child and human

The Champlin Foundation

The Champlin Foundations make direct grants to tax exempt organizations, substantially all in Rhode Island, mostly for capital needs. Capital needs may consist of equipment, construction, renovations, the purchase of real property and reduction of mortgage indebtedness.

One important goal is to fund tax exempt organizations within Rhode Island that will have the greatest impact on the broadest possible segment of the population. Another important goal is to provide "hands on" equipment and facilities for those being served by
these tax-exempt organizations.

Citizens Bank Foundation

Citizens Financial Group, Inc., through its banking subsidiaries, is guided by the belief that the strength of our company is tied to the strength of the communities where we do business. Citizens takes seriously its commitment to the communities it serves and its responsibility to respond to changing community needs.

LifeSpan, Inc.

Met Life Insurance (national)

The MetLife Foundation was established in 1976 by MetLife for the purpose of supporting educational, health and civic and cultural organizations. Our goals are to strengthen communities, promote good health and improve education.

Residential Properties

RI Department of Children, Youth and Families

The Vision of the RI Department of Children, Youth and Families; As active members of the community, we share a vision that all children, youth and families reach their fullest potential in a safe and nurturing environment.

RI Department of Education

Rhode Island's 21st Century Community Learning Centers Initiative (RI 21st CCLCs) is a federally funded program to create high quality comprehensive out-of-school-time programs that provide students with academic, enrichment and school engagement opportunities designed to complement their regular academic program.

RI Department of Health

The Mission of the RI Department of Health is that all people in Rhode Island will have the opportunity to live a safe and healthy life in a safe and healthy community.

RI Department of Human Services

The RI Department of Human Services is an organization of opportunity, working hand-in-hand with other resources in Rhode Island to offer a full continuum of services for families, adults, children, the elderly, those with disabilities and veterans.

Rhode Island Foundation

The goal of our granting work at the RI Foundation is what we call "Attaining Vibrant Communities: A Partnership with Rhode Island." Vibrant communities are diverse and inclusive places where individuals are supported and encouraged to realize their personal and collective potential.

Vibrant communities are places where opportunities and services are available and distributed equitably, where physical and natural assets and infrastructure are preserved and maintained, and where cultural, economic, educational, and political centers reflect and respond to the needs of all people. Vibrant communities are places where leaders are presented and fostered and where organizations are strong, where people of all generations and backgrounds want to live.

They are the home for collaboration and innovation, participation, and a deep sense of belonging

U.S. Centers for Disease Control

The mission of the Centers for Disease Control is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. CDC seeks to accomplish its mission by working with partners throughout the nation and the world to

  • monitor health,
  • detect and investigate health problems,
  • conduct research to enhance prevention,
  • develop and advocate sound public health policies,
  • implement prevention strategies,
  • promote healthy behaviors,
  • foster safe and healthful environments,
  • provide leadership and training.

Those functions are the backbone of CDC's mission. Each of CDC's component organizations undertakes these activities in conducting its specific programs. The steps needed to accomplish this mission are also based on scientific excellence, requiring well-trained public health practitioners and leaders dedicated to high standards of quality and ethical practice.

U.S. Department of Education

The US Department of Education was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. ED's 4,500 employees and $71.5 billion budget are dedicated to:

  • Establishing policies on federal financial aid for education, and distributing as well as monitoring those funds.
  • Collecting data on America's schools and disseminating research.
  • Focusing national attention on key educational issues.
  • Prohibiting discrimination and ensuring equal access to education.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

United Way of Rhode Island

The mission of the United Way Rhode Island is to mobilize the caring power of our community to improve the lives of people in need.

Washington Trust Company

The privilege of wearing the mantle of the "oldest community bank in the nation" comes with a significant measure of corporate
responsibility. Having served the people of Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut for more than 200 years, The Washington Trust Company is committed to making our neighborhoods, cities and towns better places to live and work.

To meet the myriad needs of the communities we serve, Washington Trust has a wide-ranging program for community giving and community service, encompassing the leadership and volunteerism of our management and employees as well as financial support.