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Recipients of 2012 Foundation Grants
The Providence Rotary Charities Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Rotary Club of Providence. Funded by the generous donations of Providence Rotarians and corporate sponsors of major club events including the Street Painting Festival, the Foundation awarded 22 grants totaling over $56,000 in 2012:
- Adoption Rhode Island - $2,000
To assist in building a dedicated "Emergency Fund" that would enable the staff to purchase essential items for the 18 and older children who have "aged out" of foster care.
- Big Brothers of Rhode Island - $2,000
To purchase hardware and software which will enable better communication within your Big Brother network.
- Blessings in a Backpack - $4,800
To provide 60 students from San Miguel School with a backpack filled with food staples every weekend of the school year.
- Camp JORI - $3,000
To provide scholarship assistance to help low-income, disadvantaged children from Providence to attend camp this summer.
- Camp Ruggles - $3,000
To support camperships for campers ages 6-12 from the Greater Providence area who have been diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disabilities and cannot succeed in and are not accepted to participate in regular day camp programs.
- Camp Surefire - $2,500
To support a week-long resident campership for Providence children ages 6-16 with Type 1 diabetes.
- Community Preparatory School - $2,500
To fund two Summer programs - TestPrep (serving 45 7th and 8th graders) and SummerPrep (serving 100 2nd through 6th graders).
- East Side / Mt. Hope YMCA - $2,500
To provide swimming lessons, recreational swimming, and competitive swim team opportunities to children attending the Vincent Brown Recreation Center during the Summer of 2012.
- Girl Scouts of Rhode Island, Inc. - $2,500
To support the Urban Outreach efforts, which will allow 8 or 9 additional girls from Providence to participate in programs designed to build courage, confidence, and character.
- Lyme Disease Association of Rhode Island - $1,000
To help fund the Rhode Island Chapter Lyme Disease Association's educational campaign of distributing educational materials on Lyme Disease to libraries and pharmacies throughout Rhode Island.
- Mount Hope Neighborhood Association - $1,300
To provide Youth Development Center program scholarships for income-eligible Mount Hope neighborhood youth who participate in after-school / out-of-school / summer programs.
- PARI Independent Living Center - $2,500
To help purchase parts and supplies making possible the gift of independence to individuals with disabilities.
- Providence Community Library - $4,000
To support the Providence Community Library's (PCL's) Citywide Extended Learning Program, which provides formal year-round programming in each of PCL's nine libraries for youths ages 7 - 18.
- ResilientKids - $2,500
To support a three-term implementation of yoga in one classroom in one of Providence's lowest-performing schools.
- Rhode Island Family Shelter - $1,500
To purchase twin bed frames and mattress covers.
- School One - $2,000
To provide a cornerstone for the scholarship fund, which provides scholarship assistance to at-risk students from low-income families residing in Providence.
- Southside Community Land Trust - $1,000
To help support the cost of operating the Children's Garden, a garden-based youth education program to be offered in the summer of 2012.
- The Steel Yard - $2,000
To support Camp Metalhead, an intensive metalworking and public art enrichment program for youth ages 14 to 17.
- Step Up Center International, Inc. - $3,000
A matching grant for Glory Days Camp, staffed by children who have participated in past years, with the expectation to serve 60 children from an array of multi-cultural communities within Providence.
- The Fund for UCAP - $3,000
To support The Fund for UCAP's Beyond School programs by providing activities focused on academic, recreational, and social supports for students.
- The Samaritans - $4,000
To underwrite the cost of sixteen (16) 28-day transit shelter locations where Providence high and middle school students take public transportation to and from school.
- Whitmarsh House - $3,500
To support the cost of 100 hours of the Case Management Service to help young men between the ages of 18 to 21 with housing, education, counseling, and support.