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.”