A generous grant received by the Libraries of Foster from The Champlin Foundation will make possible much needed repairs to the exterior of Foster Public Library and provide for new paint on the exterior as well as restoration of the 19th century schoolhouse belfry. The bell rope still hangs in the library’s children’s room much to the delight of the children visiting the library who enjoy ringing the bell. The trustees and staff of the libraries are very grateful for the library support provided by the Champlin grant.
The award letter best explains the foundation’s goals:
Champlin Foundation grants are awarded on a competitive basis and our grant to the Libraries of Foster is a reflection of our confidence in the organization’s ability to improve the lives of Rhode Islanders in significant ways. Since 1932, The Champlin Foundation has awarded more than $550 million to fund capital projects and equipment for Rhode Island non-profit organizations. These investments have fostered better medical care, improved education, expanded access to social services, conservation of open spaces, preservation of historic buildings, enrichment of the arts, advancement of animal welfare and more. Quietly and steadfastly, The Champlin Foundation helps those who do good do more – to the benefit of all.