Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation Awards $177,500 In Grants

March 15, 2021

The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation has awarded $177,500 in funding to 11 organizations in Rhode Island, today announced Harold M. Horvat, bank President, CEO and Chairman.

“Though we are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel with the COVID-19 crisis, there continues to be critical need throughout Rhode Island,” said Horvat. “Thanks to our Charitable Foundation, we are pleased to be able to continue our financial support to these incredible organizations as they help the most vulnerable populations in our community─ with everything from physical and mental health, food, shelter and other basic needs to education and literacy.”

Organizations receiving first quarter grants are:

  • Capital Good Fund Located in Providence, Capital Good Fund is a nonprofit, U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution that helps people fix their finances, offers small loans, and provides personalized financial and health coaching. The grant will be used for the Financial Coaching Plus program, Crisis Relief Loan program, and Loan Loss Reserve program, all in support of Rhode Island families.
  • Girls on the Run RI  Girls on the Run is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves Providence, Bristol, Kent, Newport, and Washington counties in RI and Bristol County, MA. It is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that is designed to enhance girls’ social, psychological, and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences. The grant will be used to underwrite the entire program fee for a full team of 15 girls at a Title 1 school this spring, and cover costs for volunteer coach training, supplies, 5k race entry fees, and support throughout the season. 
  • Jewish Collaborative Services  Jewish Collaborative Services of RI (JCS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit housing and social service agency serving Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. They help individuals and families facing physical, emotional, housing, nutrition and other challenges get the services they need to recover and thrive. The funds will go toward replenishing the Kosher food pantry.
  • Pawtucket Central Falls (PCF) Development Corp. Located in Pawtucket, PCF Development Corp. develops and manages affordable housing in Pawtucket and Central Falls, RI, and 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 the First Time Home Buyer program.
  • YMCA of Greater Providence The mission of the YMCA of Greater Providence is to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, through programs, services, and relationships that are based upon core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Funds will be used to support the workforce/job readiness program, online music program, and to cover membership costs for people affected by the opioid crisis.
  • San Miguel School Located in Providence, San Miguel School is 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 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Providence Public Library Providence Public Library (PPL) is a 146-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 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. 
  • Providence Children’s Museum The grant will help provide rich learning experiences for students in grades K-3 through new digital platforms and fund workshops for a group of RIDE educators to teach fundamentals of play-based learning and ways to incorporate them into lesson plans.
  • FRIENDS WAY Located in Warwick, FRIENDS WAY is 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. 
  • Clínica Esperanza Located in Providence, Clínica Esperanza offers primary medical care to uninsured Rhode Islanders, with an emphasis on culturally accustomed and linguistically appropriate care with a focus on prevention and health maintenance. The funding is for continued operational support to help cover staffing of the temporary COVID-19 testing and vaccine site in the Olneyville area of Providence, one of the hardest hit communities in RI.
  • Special Olympics RI Headquartered in Smithfield, Special Olympics RI 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.

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, and West Warwick, and a loan production office in Providence.  In addition, Putnam Bank, which is headquartered in Putnam, Connecticut, operates as a division of Centreville Bank and serves the Eastern Connecticut market. Centreville currently has total assets of $1.9 billion. For more information, please visit www.centrevillebank.com.