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Bristol Warren Organizations Awarded More Than $150K in Champlin Foundations Grants

Four town groups were handed funds for programs and improvements.

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/.

First Congregational Church January 06, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Thank you to The Champlin Foundation for this wonderful affirmation supporting our congregation's efforts in restoring our historic building. We are the first and founding church in Bristol (1680), Founders of America's oldest Fourth of July celebration (1785), and through the efforts of the congregation, Heritage Restoration and the grant from the Champlin Foundation, we are prepared to serve the people of Bristol in new and exciting ways. No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey - you're welcome here!
Antonio A Teixeira January 06, 2012 at 02:49 PM
It's wonderful that The Champlin Foundation has seen the value of continuing to preserve Mt. Hope Farm for the enjoyment of future generations. The current Board has done a great job but with the vision that there much more to be done. Good luck and keep up the good work.
Antonio A Teixeira January 06, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Pastor Dan - Congratulations with the grant award ... keep it up, looking good!
First Congregational Church January 06, 2012 at 02:55 PM
So glad to see the support for Mt. Hope Farm! It is one of our very favorite places in Bristol. We usually spend a couple of hours there every week hiking the trails and enjoying the beauty of this wonderful place in our town. Every time we are there we say "we are so blessed to have this resource." Thanks to the Board for all you are doing!

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