Newport Hospital
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2024 Grant Recipients

Aquidneck Island Programs that Serve Youth Receive $150,000 in Grants from Newport Hospital’s Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund

Funding supports initiatives that help local children be active and lead healthier lives

Newport Hospital, through its Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund, has given a funding boost to a wide array of island programs that serve local children. In total, the hospital awarded $150,000 in grants to 27 organizations that help kids lead healthier lives through physical activity, education, and healthy choices.

The “Powered by Prince” grants, which range from $2,000 to $11,000, support a diverse assortment of interests; everything from biking, baseball and scouting, to nature, dance, sailing, and surfing – all delivered by Newport County nonprofits.

“Having the honor and opportunity to be a part of directing these grants into the community where they make a positive impact on the lives of our kids is one of my favorite parts of this job,” said Crista F. Durand, President of Newport Hospital. “Helping the next generation lead their healthiest lives possible by providing opportunities they otherwise might not have is the ethos of our mission. We could not be more grateful to the Prince family for what this fund has made possible, or for their commitment to our hospital and the community we serve.”

The Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund at Newport Hospital was established in 2010 when Elizabeth Prince of Newport and her children – Diana Oehrli, Guillaume de Ramel, and Regis de Ramel – donated $3 million to the hospital to fund healthy activities for underserved children in Newport County. With this year’s grants, the fund has now awarded more than $1.25 million in grant funding since its inception.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have so many remarkable programs on Aquidneck Island dedicated to the wellbeing of our youth, and it is beyond important that they have the resources they need to do their great work,” said Diana Oehrli. “To see the difference these grants make, and to do so in partnership with Newport Hospital, is very meaningful to us all.”

A complete list of “Powered by Prince” 2024 grantees is:

•    Aquidneck Community Table
•    Bike Newport
•    Boy Scouts of America
•    Boys & Girls Club of Newport County
•    Butler Basketball Club
•    FabNewport
•    Four Hearts Foundation
•    Gnome Surf
•    International Tennis Hall of Fame
•    Newport County Youth Rugby Football Club
•    Looking Upwards, Inc.
•    Lucy’s Hearth
•    MLK Community Center
•    Newport Boxfit
•    Newport Contemporary Ballet
•    Newport County YMCA
•    Newport Gulls
•    Newport Little League
•    Newport String Project
•    Newport Tree Conservancy
•    Newport Youth Basketball
•    Norman Bird Sanctuary
•    Revka Dance
•    Sail Newport
•    Sail to Prevail
•    Special Olympics Rhode Island
•    Star Kids Scholarship Program