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The Champlin Foundations


Last Updated: 2015-09-24

At A Glance

The Champlin Foundations

2000 Chapel View Blvd., Ste. 350

Cranston, RI United States 02920-3040

Telephone: (401) 944-9200


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $405,495,880

Total giving: $18,119,840


Trusts established in 1932, 1947, and 1975 in DE - The Champlin Foundations are made up of the Champlin Foundation Trust, the Second Champlin Foundation Trust, and the Third Champlin Foundation. The funds of the Champlin Foundation Trust and the Second Champlin Foundation Trust are administered by the same distribution committee. The first was established in 1932 by George S. Champlin, Florence C. Hamilton and Hope C. Neaves, who also created The Second Champlin Foundation in 1947. The Third Champlin Foundation was established by George S. Champlin in 1975. All three foundations share the same management and PNC Delaware Trust Company is the trustee of each

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for conservation; higher, secondary, and other education, including libraries; health and hospitals; and cultural activities, including historic preservation; support also for social and family services, including programs for youth.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Champlin Scholars Program

With this program the foundations guarantee that any graduate of a Rhode Island public high school who is admitted to Brown University will be able to attend regardless of his or her financial situation.

Fields of Interest

  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Historic preservation
  • Hospital care
  • Human services
  • Information and Communications
  • Libraries
  • Public libraries
  • Secondary education
  • Youth services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
  • Associations

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $405,495,880 (market value)

Expenditures: $21,969,174

Total giving: $18,119,840

Qualifying distributions: $18,119,840

Giving activities include:

$18,119,840 for 189 grants (high: $850,000; low: $2,600)