Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation Donates $284,000 to 13 Organizations Throughout Rhode Island and Connecticut

April 7, 2022

The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation has awarded $284,000 in funding to 13 organizations throughout Rhode Island and Connecticut, today announced Harold M. Horvat, bank President, CEO and Chairman.

“As a community bank, we remain committed to helping to strengthen the lives of people in Rhode Island and Connecticut, said Horvat. “We embrace this responsibility by supporting organizations that are making a positive impact through innovative and collaborative programs. These recipients of our Charitable Foundation grants are making a difference where it is needed most.”

Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation & Beautiful Day Check Presentation

The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to Beautiful Day, a Providence non-profit that helps refugees adjust to life in America by offering paid, on-the-job training. The funds will be used for the Refugee Youth Job Training Program. Shown here at a recent check presentation are: (second row, far right) Hal Horvat, President and CEO of Centreville Bank;  Maliss Coletta, Director of Training for Beautiful Day (second row, far left); Paola Fernandez, Vice President Community Relations Officer for Centreville; Scott Yi, Youth Teacher, Beautiful Day (front row, second from left) along with a group of youth program participants. 

Rhode Island organizations receiving first quarter grants are:

  • Beautiful Day (Providence) A $10,000 grant will support Beautiful Day, a non-profit that helps refugees adjust to life in America by offering paid, on-the-job training. The funds will be used for the Refugee Youth Job Training Program.
  • Girls on the Run RI  (Providence) – A $2,500 grant will support Girls on the Run, a nonprofit that serves girls in elementary and middle school grades using a physical activity-based development program designed to enhance girls’ social, psychological, and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences.
  • FRIENDS WAY (Warwick) - $25,000 has been awarded to FRIENDS WAY, the only child and family bereavement center in Rhode Island. The grant will support staffing needs to provide strategic outreach to Rhode Island’s diverse communities being impacted the most by the COVID-19 crisis, and where the need is greatest. Funding will also be used to operate an off-site group for those who do not have adequate transportation or technology to participate in current programming.  
  • Pawtucket Central Falls (PCF) Development Corp. - A $100,000 grant has been awarded to PCF Development Corp., which develops and manages affordable housing in Pawtucket and Central Falls, RI. The organization has led neighborhood revitalization efforts by making strategic investments in the health and well-being of these communities. The grant is for continued support of the Financial Literacy program and expansion of the First Time Home Buyer program.
  • Providence Promise – A $5,000 grant has been awarded to Providence Promise. This organization promotes high educational aspirations and more equitable opportunities for Providence Public School and Charter School students by advocating for college savings accounts and family engagement, increasing financial literacy, and reducing the financial burden of higher education.
  • Providence Public Library - A $10,000 grant has been awarded to the Providence Public Library (PPL).  The PPL is a 146-year-old, private nonprofit institution which provides free public library services through its physical and digital collections, extensive information resources, exhibitions, educational programs, and expert staff. The funds will be used for the continuation of the library’s teen education program (Teen Squad) and workforce development initiative focused on underserved youth, ages 13-24, which provides academic credit, credentials, and work exposure. 
  • San Miguel School (Providence) A $10,000 grant has been awarded to San Miguel School, a mission-based Lasallian school that serves boys in grades 5-8 who come from under-served populations in the Providence area. The funds will be used for a student sponsorship for the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Special Olympics RI  (Smithfield) $10,000 has been awarded to the Special Olympics RI, which currently has over 4,000 athletes involved in more than 1,600 training and athletic competition opportunities in 21 different sports. Funding will be used to support the Summer Games.
  • Student Diplomacy Corps (SDC) (New York) A $20,000 grant will fund opportunities for five students in in Providence to participate in the organization’s study abroad program. SDC creates opportunities for students to access dynamic international education summer programs that build college readiness, deepen empathy, and unleash the potential of youth.
  • Thundermist Health Center (Warwick) A grant of $4,300 has been awarded to Thundermist for the purchase of 10,000 hand sanitizers which will be distributed by the organization’s outreach team to underserved communities throughout the state.
  • West Warwick Senior Citizens Center, Inc. A grant of $9,750 has been awarded to the West Warwick Senior Citizens Center, which will go toward staffing needs for the “Free Transportation” program.

Connecticut organizations receiving first quarter grants are:

  • Girl Scouts of CT (Hartford) The $2,500 grant will support participation of girls from the Putnam, Plainfield, Griswold, Ledyard, and Killingly areas and enable them to attend the Laurel Resident Camp program.
  • Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation (QVCC) (Danielson) A grant of $75,000 has been awarded to QVCC to support the Dr. Robert E. Miller Fund, which has been established with the purpose of increasing economic security for underserved student populations, specifically English Language Learners (ELL) and Workforce Development/Adult Education populations. The funds will be used to meet student and program needs.

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, or to apply for a grant, visit: https://www.centrevillebank.com/Community/Local-Support/Community-Commitment

About Centreville Bank

Founded in 1828 and headquartered in West Warwick, Rhode Island, Centreville Bank is a full-service mutual bank operating through nine branch locations in Coventry, Cranston (two locations), East Greenwich, Narragansett, North Kingstown, West Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick, and a loan production office in Providence. In addition, Centreville Bank serves the Eastern Connecticut market with eight offices located in Danielson, Gales Ferry (Ledyard), Griswold, Norwich, Plainfield, Pomfret, and Putnam (two locations). Centreville currently has total assets of $1.9 billion.