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May 6, 2019 - Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation Awards $181,900 in Grants

Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation

The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation has awarded $181,900 in grants to eight Rhode Island organizations, today announced Harold M. Horvat, bank president, CEO and chairman. Receiving grants are:

  • Child & Family Services (www.childandfamilyri.com). Located in Middletown and with community centers in Providence and Middletown, Child & Family provides elder services, family support programs, and residential programs for foster children and behavioral healthcare for about 5,000 people, annually. Funds will be used to support the Bridges to Success Independent Living Program which provides young adults access to safe housing, financial literacy tools, academic guidance, job placement assistance and other services needed to ensure a smooth transition from foster care to adulthood.
     
  • Comprehensive Community Action Program (www.comcap.org).  Located in Cranston, CCAP is one of Rhode Island's largest organizations dedicated solely to fighting the war on poverty. The organization provides a wide spectrum of services designed to help those in immediate need and empower anyone desiring to become more self-sufficient.  The grant will be used to replace and enhance digital technology for three youth/skills centers.   
     
  • FRIENDS WAY (www.friendsway.org). Located in Warwick, FRIENDS WAY is the only child and family bereavement center in Rhode Island. The grant will be used to fund bi-weekly support group nights and operational costs. 
     
  • ONE Neighborhood Builders (www.oneneighborhoodbuilders.org) Located in Providence, ONE Neighborhood Builders is a nonprofit, community development organization dedicated to revitalizing Providence neighborhoods. This grant will support agency programming focusing on homeownership promotion and financial education.
     
  • Providence Public Library (www.provlib.org). Providence Public Library (PPL) is a 144-year-old, private nonprofit institution providing free public library services through its physical and digital collections, extensive information resources, exhibitions, educational programs, and expert staff. This grant will be used for the Library’s teen education program (Teen Squad) and workforce development initiative.  
     
  • San Miguel School (www.sanmiguelprov.org). Located in Providence, San Miguel School is a mission-based Lasallian boys school that serves boys in grades 5-8 who come from under-served populations in the Providence area. The funds will be used for sponsorships of three (3) sixth grade students for the 2019-2020 academic year.
     
  • Save the Bay (www.savebay.org). Located in Providence, and with centers in Newport and Westerly, Save the Bay is an independent, member-supported, nonprofit organization. Its mission is to protect and improve Narragansett Bay. This award is a matching grant that will fund the Woonsocket afterschool/summer program.
     
  • Sojourner House (www.sojournerri.org). Located in Providence, Sojourner House serves victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Funds will be used for rapid re-housing for victims of sexual abuse, assault and trafficking. 

“Centreville Bank is fortunate to be in a strong financial position, which enables us to invest in Rhode Islanders through these great organizations,” said Horvat.  “As a community bank, our mission is to help strengthen communities across our state.  We embrace our responsibility to those we serve and are always looking for ways to help meet the needs of Rhode Island's under-served population. Through our Charitable Foundation, and alliances with these eight organizations and others like them, we’re able to achieve this important mission.” 

The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation was established as a nonprofit, charitable organization in 2006 by the Board of Trustees to further the philanthropic mission of the bank. For more information, visit https://www.centrevillebank.com/our-community/community-commitment.

 

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