Centerville Bank donates $200,000 to 21 organizations in RI and Connecticut


CENTERVILLE BANK recently donated just under $200,000 to 21 organizations across Rhode Island and Connecticut, including $10,000 to McAuley Ministries in Providence. Pictured, left to right, are Centerville Bank employees Paola Fernandez, Vice President of Community Development, Dawn Pratt, Alyza Sanchez, Jessica Reed, Niuvi Liriano and Deb Tavernier, all of whom volunteer at McAuley. / COURTESY OF CENTREVILLE BANK

WEST WARWICK — Centerville Bank recently donated just under $200,000 to 21 organizations across Rhode Island and Connecticut, according to a news release.

Of the $198,850 in second quarter grants, $137,500 went to organizations in Rhode Island.

Local recipients and funding amounts are as follows:

  • $40,000 to Clinica Esperanza for its neighborhood health post providing rapid COVID-19 tests and vaccines to underserved communities.
  • $30,000 to the Community College of Rhode Island for its student emergency fund.
  • $30,000 to Sojourner House Inc. for housing victims of abuse.
  • $10,000 to Back to School Celebration to purchase school supplies and backpacks.
  • $10,000 to McAuley Ministries for its free weekday meal program.
  • $5,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island for the Family Empowerment Investment Fund.
  • $5,000 to Children’s Friend for a pilot program called Connecting with Families and Communities.
  • $5,000 to Inspiring Minds for in-school tutoring and mentoring.
  • $2,500 to the J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center for children’s technological needs.

Nancy Lavin is a staff writer for PBN. You can reach her at [email protected]

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