Casey Farm awarded grant from The Champlin Foundations
SAUNDERSTOWN, R.I. – Historic New England secured a $35,000 grant from The Champlin Foundations to fund a historic preservation/adaptive reuse project at Casey Farm in Saunderstown.
The grant supports Historic New England’s goal to build capacity at Casey Farm to support the growing number of programs and community partnerships at the historic site. The funds will be used to transform the former tenant space into offices for public program and preservation activities and create a meeting space for farm and community use. The office space will also provide a base of operations for staff representing a range of services and programs, including development, visitor experience, and property care, when they are involved in Rhode Island projects.
The Champlin Foundations make direct grants to tax exempt organizations and are one of the oldest philanthropic organizations in Rhode Island. The majority of grants are made to organizations located in Rhode Island and almost exclusively for capital needs.