East Providence library receives $100K Champlin Grant

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 East Providence library receives $100K Champlin Grant


EAST PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of East Providence Public Library has received a $100,000 grant award from The Champlin Foundation, one of the oldest philanthropic nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island.

“The Champlin Foundation is pleased to provide grant funding to the East Providence Public Library to help this important institution advance its vital mission,” the Foundation stated. “Champlin Foundation grants are awarded on a competitive basis and our grant to the East Providence Public Library is a reflection of our confidence in the organization’s ability to improve the lives of Rhode Islanders in significant ways.”

 “We are so thankful for the generosity shown by The Champlin Foundation, an organization which has always been so responsive to the capital needs of so many communities including ours,” Mayor DaSilva said. “These funds will go a long way in the replacement of a fire protection system at Weaver library that had suffered corrosion over the years.”

The project will be funded with the $100,000 from Champlin and $197,000 in capital funds.

“With Champlin’s generosity, the East Providence Public Library will now have a fire sprinkler system that will keep the library patrons and library staff safe for decades to come,” East Providence Library Director Joyce May said.

Since 1932, the Champlin Foundation has awarded more than $600 million to fund capital projects and equipment for Rhode Island non-profit organizations. These investments have enabled better medical care, improved education, fostered the arts, expanded access to social services, conserved open spaces, preserved historical buildings, advanced animal welfare and more.