Since 1932, The Champlin Foundations have distributed nearly $535M, almost entirely in the State of Rhode Island.
The Champlin Foundations are private foundations as defined in Section
509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and are exempt from Federal income
tax under Section 501(c)(3).
The Foundations make direct grants to tax exempt organizations,
substantially all in Rhode Island, almost exclusively for capital needs. Capital
needs may consist of equipment, construction, renovations, the purchase
of real property and reduction of mortgage indebtedness.
One important goal is to fund tax exempt organizations within Rhode
Island that will have the greatest impact on the broadest possible
segment of the population. Another important goal is to provide "hands
on" equipment and facilities for those being served by these tax-exempt
We accept grant requests from March 1st through April 30th.