Rhode Island Foundation offering $25,000 grants to local songwriters

Source: The Rhode Island Foundation PROVIDENCE, RI -- Rhode Island composers who dream of having the resources to push their craft to the next level have until Sept....

AmpSurf to host annual adaptive surfing clinic at Second Beach

Middletown, RI - AmpSurf will hold its 4th annual adaptive surfing clinic at Second Beach with events on September 11 - 13th 2020.  AmpSurf will kick off the...

Three organizations team up to raise funds for programs for children with Autism

By Bari Freeman, Bike Newport The national organization Bike to the Beach for Autism has brought their signature fundraising ride to Newport since 2011. Bike Newport has supported the...

Sailing Salute to Hometown Heroes: Teams from Newport Hospital, Fire & Police to race...

Written by: Julie Lassy, America's Cup Charters America’s Cup Charters is pleased to host The Hometown Heroes Regatta. Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 12:30-4:30 pm. In recognition...

Jamestown Arts Center awarded $50,000 NEA Grant

The Jamestown Arts Center (JAC) today announced that it is one of three nonprofits in Rhode Island to receive a one-time $50,000 grant award from the National Endowment for the Arts. This...

Child & Family to launch ‘Taste of Home’ campaign

Source: Child & Family Child & Family will hold an online auction and fundraising campaign called “Taste of Home” from October 22-26th, 2020 in place of their annual...

Sail For Hope to take place on September 12, will benefit three local nonprofits

By Kim Cooper, Sail Newport Every year since the 9-11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., Rhode Island's sailing community has gathered to fundraise for others in need with the...
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Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County’s Artist Award application due September 15

The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County (ACA) announces the September 15, 2020, 11:59 pm deadline for the Artist Awards, in support of Newport County artists and art projects that benefit...

Fort Adams Trust continues with its ‘Holding Down The Fort’ multi-tiered initiative for 2020

Newport, RI - Despite the health crisis’ impact on tourism and the overall economy, the Fort Adams Trust continues to make great strides in its summer long “Holding Down the Fort” initiative. ...

Newport Mental Health expands youth and family services

Despite camps being closed this summer, 62 percent according to the American Camp Association recent surveys, those that remained open or somewhat open during the pandemic have been helping children and staff...

Newport Tree Conservancy to host ‘Summer at the Tree House’ fundraising event

The summer usually brings the Newport Tree Conservancy’s annual Evening of the Arboreta to celebrate Newport’s urban forest and the property owners, institutions and volunteers who are stewarding the trees in our city. Due...

BankNewport awards $10,000 to Newport Mental Health to help fund critical emergency crisis after-hours...

Newport, RI - BankNewport this week announced that it has awarded Newport Mental Health (NMH) a $10,000 charitable grant to support its after-hours Emergency Crisis Services. “It is so...

Rhode Island Foundation awards $290,000 to Newport County nonprofits

Source: Rhode Island Foundation ​Newport, RI - Nonprofit organizations serving Newport County residents will share $290,000 in grants through the Rhode Island Foundation’s Newport County Fund (NCF). The...

Composting on Aquidneck Island now even easier with new drop-off locations

Middletown, RI - The Healthy Soils Healthy Seas Rhode Island (HSHSRI) Project – project of the Middletown-based non-profit, Clean Ocean Access – in partnership with the compost hauling company Rhodeside Revival has...

Generous neighbors offering $50,000 match to restock the MLK Center’s Food Pantry

Newport, RI - Throughout 20 long weeks of service during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center (MLK Center) had to distribute prebagged groceries rather than host its...

This August, Newport children can explore the great outdoors, virtually

Newport, RI - Newport Open Space Partnership (NOSP) has announced that its 2020 Summer Programming has gone digital. NOSP encourages Newport’s children of all ages to explore the great...

Rhode Island Historical Society, Newport Historical Society offering a unique opportunity to their members

Newport, RI - As the Newport Historical Society and Rhode Island Historical Society embark on new ways to collaborate, the members of each society will have a unique opportunity. The two historical...

MLK Center receives funding for food acquisition

Although unable to hold its traditional late summer food drive in its 20 branches statewide, Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) is helping ensure their food pantry partners have resources to meet the increased...

Saint John’s returning to in-person services, announces new ‘Mass On The Grass’ service

Newport, RI - The Zabriskie Memorial Church of Saint John the Evangelist, located at 61 Washington Street in Newport,  this week announced that they will return to in-person services and regular service...

Aquidneck Land Trust will host its annual golf tournament on September 14

Middletown, RI - Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) will host its eighteenth annual golf tournament on Monday, September 14, at Newport National Golf Club in Middletown, RI. The tournament raises funds to support future conservation...

Newport County YMCA announces campaign to renovate, expand its current facility

Middletown, RI - The Newport County YMCA last week announced the public phase of their capital campaign, “For Community. For Generations.” that will allow the Y to renovate and expand its current...

Newport Art Museum to host virtual benefit art auction supporting art, artists, and the...

Newport Art Museum will present its 2020 Benefit Art Auction in support of art, artists, and the Museum from August 8 - 29, 2020. This virtual auction will feature the work of 70 established...

Lucy’s Hearth to host virtual summer concert, ‘We Love Lucy’s Hearth’, on August 19

Lucy’s Hearth, Newport County’s only homeless shelter for children and their families, announced this week its virtual summer concert, We Love Lucy’s Hearth, scheduled to air Wednesday, August 19 at 8:00pm. The...

United Theatre, Newport Festivals Foundation among organizations present $80,000 in COVID-19 Artist Relief Funds

On Thursday afternoon, staff and board members from Westerly’s The United Theatre joined Governor Gina Raimondo, representatives from the Newport Festivals Foundation, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Rhode Island State Council on...

Aquidneck Land Trust launches campaign to conserve 5.49-acre section of Sweet Berry Farm

Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) today announced a campaign to conserve a new section of Sweet Berry Farm in Middletown. The 5.49-acre parcel abuts the farm, which already has 84 acres...