Do you have an idea on how to create a healthy athletic activity for the children of Newport County?  How about increasing good health habits, building confidence and a sense of achievement?

If you do, then apply before March 31st for funding from the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund at Newport Hospital and become Powered by Prince!

“We’re proud to partner with the Prince family and to carry out the initiatives launched by the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund,” says Loriana De Crescenzo, chief development officer at Newport Hospital. “Over the past four years, nearly $300,00 has been awarded to 21 local organizations to support programs that engage kids in outdoor sports and other healthy activities. You don’t have to be a 501c3 to apply for the grant, so we encourage our community ‘athletic entrepreneurs’ to present their ideas! The deadline is March 31st.” 

This community grant program is for residents and organizations in Newport County focused on building a healthier community for our kids.

Last year, the Fund awarded $75,330 to several local entities for community programs ranging from biking, ballet, soccer, and rugby to trail guiding, pet care courses, and instruction on designing, building and rowing a boat. To date, more than $291,000 has been awarded to Newport County individuals and organizations.  The grant is open for applications from March 1 through March 31, 2017. Applications will be reviewed in April and funding awards will be announced in May 2017.

The grant application is available online at and is easy to review and complete.  Apply and help make Newport a healthier county.

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).