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Miss Swinburne Fund Grants

The application for this program is currently closed

Miss Elizabeth Swinburne, a civic-minded woman of the early 1900s, established a school in her home to educate young women in the science and skills of household arts. In her will, she designated the Civic League of Newport to continue her mission of educating young women in Newport County. In 2002, the League established a fund in Miss Swinburne’s name at the Foundation to support scholarships, charitable programs, and services for women and girls in Newport County, Rhode Island. Programs that provide certificates, degrees, and/or formal credentialing for the participants are encouraged.

This fund provides annual awards to nonprofit organizations that support the self-sufficiency and independence of girls and women in Newport County. An application to the Miss Swinburne Fund does not restrict an organization from applying to other funds administered by the Foundation.

Application deadline

Applications must be submitted by midnight (EST) on April 8, 2024. Please note that no technical assistance will be available after 5 p.m. (EST).

To apply

A complete application package includes:

Applications are available six weeks prior to the deadline.

*Please complete the Small Grant Programs application to apply for this grant.

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