Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation Donates $386,132 to 18 Organizations Throughout Rhode Island and Connecticut

April 3, 2024

Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation Donates $386,132 to 18 Organizations Throughout Rhode Island and Connecticut

(West Warwick, RI) April 3, 2024 – The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation has awarded $386,132 in funding to 18 organizations throughout Rhode Island and Connecticut, as part of their Q1 2024 funding cycle. 
“As a community bank, we believe that supporting organizations isn’t just about giving; it’s about investing in the collective well-being and resilience of our communities,” said Harold M. Horvat, Centreville Bank President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board.  “Every contribution has the power to spark positive change and we remain committed to helping to strengthen the lives of people in Rhode Island and Connecticut.”  
Among the recipients, Kent Hospital in Warwick was awarded a multi-year grant in the amount of $100,000 to create the ACE Community Room which will serve as a hub space to connect patients, family-care team meetings, and group physical therapy.  “We are grateful and thrilled to receive this generous support from Centreville Bank to create a dedicated space, including the innovative community room, designed to promote mobility and social engagement among our patients, said Paari Gopalakrishnan, MD, MBA, President and COO of Kent Hospital. “We extend our deepest gratitude to Centreville Bank for their steadfast partnership, spanning several years. Their unwavering support has allowed us to undertake significant hospital enhancements, reinforcing Kent’s commitment to serving our community of patients and their families.”

Rhode Island organizations receiving first quarter grants are:

  • Back to School Celebration – Will support purchase and distribution of backpacks and school supplies for school-age children.
  • Center for Mediation and Collaboration Rhode Island – Funding will be used to support skills-based programming for students in the RI Training School.
  • Friends Way – Funding will be used for vital peer group support for children ages 3-18 to cope with grief due to loss of a loved one so they are able to attend school ready to learn and achieve academic success over the long-term.
  • Foster Grandparents of RI - Sponsored by WW Senior Center – Transportation costs for seniors providing volunteer service in their communities.
  • Jonnycake Center for Hope – Funds will support a new youth center offering a functional and comfortable space for enrichment opportunities, academic support, and skills training
  • Mae Organization, Inc. – Will be used to provide housing assistance and other basic needs
  • ONE Neighborhood Builders – Funding will be used to support advance pre-development activities for affordable housing development projects.
  • Pawtucket Central Falls Dev. Corporation – Funding supports the delivery of the organization’s first-time home buyer education programming and services.
  • Providence Public Library – Funding supports the Teen Squads Program, providing students with skills development and project-based learning so that teens are equipped to forge a career pathway by entering higher education or the workforce.
  • Reach Out and Read – Funding supports programming for children across 70 healthcare sites statewide.
  • San Miguel School – Continued funding of the student sponsorship program.
  • Tides Family Services – Funding for the Hardship Fund which provides families with short-term support needed to continue to meet their basic needs, such as housing, food, and clothing.
  • United Way of Rhode Island – Funding will be used for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.
  • Women in the Trades – Funding to support purchase of tools for students in apprenticeship program.
Connecticut organizations receiving first quarter grants are:
  • Center for Housing Equity & Opportunity – Continued support for the Center’s mission to align a diverse coalition of practitioners, residents, and community organizations to identify solutions that preserve, protect, and produce safe and affordable housing.
  • Junior Achievement of Connecticut – Funding will support financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programming for students attending schools in New London and Windham Counties.
  • The Last Green Valley, Inc. – Funding will be used to help expand summer camp opportunities for middle school youth.

About The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation
The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation was established as a nonprofit, charitable organization in 2008 by the Board of Trustees to further the philanthropic mission of Centreville Bank. The Foundation strives to support local community-based organizations tackling the most significant challenges and helping to meet the needs of underserved populations throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island. Grants are considered on a quarterly basis focusing on the following priority areas: education success, economic security, and capacity building. For more information, please visit www.centrevillebank.com/Community.

About Centreville Bank
Founded in 1828 and headquartered in West Warwick, Rhode Island, Centreville Bank is a full-service mutual bank with over $2 billion in assets and 21 locations throughout Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut. Centreville understands the unique financial needs of individuals, families and businesses and offers a wide range of personal banking and commercial banking products and services including checking accounts, savings accounts, CDs, money market accounts, mortgages, business loans and more. Centreville is committed to its employees and the communities it serves, always striving to help people make progress and achieve their financial goals. That is progress on purpose. Visit centrevillebank.com, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram, or come into a branch or office to learn more.