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Who We Are


The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation was established as a non-profit charitable organization in 2006 to further Centreville Bank's philanthropic mission.
 

What We Do


Through grantmaking, in-kind contributions and employee volunteerism, we partner with local nonprofit organizations to strengthen the communities we serve.

Our primary areas of focus are: 

  • Children
     
  • Families
     
  • Elderly
     
  • Underprivileged
     

Eligibility


To be considered for a grant, organizations must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Received IRS 501(c)3 tax-exempt status
     
  • Serve Rhode Island communities, with an emphasis on statewide coverage
     

Restrictions


The Foundation does not generally fund:

  • Fraternal or Alumni organizations
     
  • Individuals, or programs that benefit specific individuals
     
  • Political organizations
     
  • Religious organizations (community service programs, such as soup kitchens and shelters that are sponsored by religious organizations, will be considered)
     
  • Talent or beauty contests
     
  • Requests for ad space, including, but not limited to tee signs, programs and brochures, will not be considered
     
  • Pass through requests
     
  • National organizations with local chapters
     
  • Requests for sporting or other equipment
     
  • Organizations outside our lending area

Events


Funding requests to support projects or programs will take precedence over those that are event-related.
 

How to Apply


  • Fill out our Grant Application. Click the link for the application and detailed instructions.
     
  • Grant decisions are made by the last business day in February, May, August and November. To be considered, please submit your application by:
  • January 15th
     
  • April 15th
     
  • July 15th
     
  • October 15th
     

Other Considerations


  • Limit requests to one per calendar year, per organization.
     
  • The Foundation may cap funding at a maximum of three consecutive years, with a one-year moratorium after the third year.
     
  • Applicants will receive decisions in writing.
     
  • For more information, please email the Office of the President.