Since 1932, The Champlin Foundations have distributed over $497M, almost entirely in the State of Rhode Island.
The Champlin Foundations are private foundations as defined in Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and are exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3). The Foundations make direct grants to tax exempt organizations, substantially all in Rhode Island, almost exclusively for capital needs. Capital needs may consist of equipment, construction, renovations, the purchase of real property and reduction of mortgage indebtedness.
One important goal is to fund tax exempt organizations within Rhode Island that will have the greatest impact on the broadest possible segment of the population. Another important goal is to provide "hands on" equipment and