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Cranston Public Library awarded Champlin Grant for building updates to Hall Library

Cranston Public Library receives Champlin Grant for building updates to Hall Library

 (CRANSTON, RI) -  The Cranston Public Library announces that the organization has received a $320,290 grant from the Champlin Foundation for comprehensive renovations of the downstairs level of the William Hall Library in 2019. Library Director Ed Garcia states, “This new grant will help us renovate and revitalize the first floor of the William Hall Library; which is used often by the community with many programs throughout the year including theater performances, concerts, lectures, and ESL classes.”

These renovations will include updating the programmatic space on the lower level including painting walls, refinishing shelves, and updating restrooms, all while still maintaining the historical character of the building.

“We are grateful for the support that the Champlin Foundation has given to the Cranston Public Library,” said Mr. Garcia. “Over the past six years the foundation has made grants to our library of close to $800,000. Thank you to the Champlin Foundation for helping to keep the William Hall Library one of the jewels of our city.” The renovations are projected to be completed around spring 2019.

Over the course of 2018 The Champlin Foundation has awarded 189 grants, totaling $22 million to 160 area non-profit institutions. The funding will serve communities across Rhode Island. Learn more and find full list of grantees at champlinfoundation.org



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.