Newport Hospital
Providing award-winning health care to patients on Aquidneck Island and beyond

Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund

Have a Bright Idea for a Healthier Newport County?

Do you have an idea on how to create healthy athletic activity for the children of Newport County? How about increasing good health habits, building confidence and a sense of achievement? If you do, then apply for funding from the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund at Newport Hospital and become Powered by Prince!

In 2020, the Fund awarded $124,424 to local organizations and individuals who then initiated 24 community programs designed to get kids moving, including biking, dance, indoor hockey, soccer, hiking, tennis, and sailing. Many of the programs were developed to encourage the participation of low income and underserved communities, and to encourage both boys and girls to develop a lifelong interest in staying active. To date, over $756,000 has been awarded across Newport County.

Powered by Prince

Powered by Prince

Learn how the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund at Newport Hospital is helping residents and organizations in Newport County build a healthier community for our kids.

Applying for a Grant

Please join us for a Powered by Prince Grant Workshop (over Zoom) on Friday, December 4, 2020 at either 8:00am or 3:30pm. RSVP to Erik at 401-845-1763 or email

Grant applications may be submitted between January 1, 2021 and January 29, 2021. Applications will be reviewed in February and funding awards will be announced at the end of March 2021.

In light of the COVID pandemic, we encourage our grant applicants to:

  • Be creative!
  • Hold activities outdoors
  • Take infection control and social distancing precautions
  • Offer a hybrid of virtual and in person, as is appropriate to your program.

The grant application is available by clicking on the link below and is easy to review and complete. Apply and help make Newport a healthier county. 

About the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund

In 2010, a $3 million grant from the Frederick Henry Prince 1932 Trust was conferred to Newport Hospital by Elizabeth Prince of Newport and her children Guillaume de Ramel, Diana Oehrli, and Regis de Ramel. Established in partnership with Newport Hospital, the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund was created with that donation. Funding is available for programs that focus on under-served, school-age children in Newport County and promotes health and fitness through activity and participation.

Advisory Committee

  • Lori Allan, Chair
  • Eduardo Arietta
  • Jane Beezer
  • William Dailey
  • Guillaume de Ramel
  • Crista Durand, President, Newport Hospital
  • David Thalmann
  • Loriana De Crescenzo, Newport Hospital Foundation Chief Development Officer (Staff contact)

Learn More

For questions about the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund, please email