2013-05-16 / News

Arts center, piano association, JHS secure grants

The Rhode Island Foundation announced grants totaling $8,634 to three Jamestown-based non­profit organizations. The awards were partially supported through two special funds established to benefit Jamestown residents: the Jamestown Community Fund and the Jamestown Fund for the Per­forming Arts.

The Jamestown Community Fund was established at the Rhode Island Foundation by island resi­dents Joseph and Nancy Logan in 2001. It has distributed 48 grants totaling more than $52,000. The Jamestown Fund for the Perform­ing Arts was established in 1983. Since then it has awarded 38 grants totaling nearly $30,000.

The grants are:

• $5,000 to the Jamestown Arts Center to support the Heifetz In­stitute

Classical Collaboration, a pilot program to bring some of the world’s best and brightest young string musicians to the center for workshops, concerts and outreach events;

• $3,179 to the Jamestown Com­munity Piano Association to sup­port its seventh season of concerts, which are free and open to the public;

• $2,025 to the Jamestown His­torical Society to support several public exhibits featuring James­town’s historic documents, includ­ing displays planned at Town Hall and the Jamestown Philomenian Library.

The Jamestown awards were an­nounced as part of the 2013 New­port County Fund grants totaling more than $187,000 to 29 non­profit organizations. Since it was established in 2002, the Newport County Fund has awarded more than $2.5 million to programs and projects that sustain and strength­en the six Newport County com­munities.

“From enriching arts and edu­cational opportunities for young people, to expanding critical health services and environmental programs, we are proud to sup­port these organizations that have a positive impact across Newport County,” said Neil Steinberg, CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation. “The foundation appreciates the generous donors who make this work possible and is grateful for the volunteer advisory committee that keeps the Newport County Fund closely connected to the communities it serves.”

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