The Champlin Foundations have announced their 2011 grant recipients and Bristol-Warren organizations were given more than $150,000 in funding for capital needs. The group provided nearly $19 million in grants to organizations across Rhode Island, focusing on equipment, construction, renovations, the purchase of real property and reduction of mortgage indebtedness, for the state's tax-exempt organizations.
Of the four organizations in Bristol and Warren to receive 2011 funding, the largest share was awarded to in Bristol. Their chunk of the pie, $85,100, is expected to be used to replace gutters, downspouts and water management of the exterior, to repair siding, trim and frame of a building, window restoration and new storm windows.
Others awarded include , which received $24,225 for lighting equipment, $1,000 to the of Rhode Island, and The which took in $48,000 to replace a rotted sill plate.
The grants were handed out in December, with Champlin donating 11% more to community organizations statewide in 2011 than the previous year. The group is now accepting grant requests for 2012 and will be accepting applications between March 1 and April 30. Instructions on how to apply can be found on their website at http://www.champlinfoundations.org/.