Rosa Anne Grosvenor

In 1942 Rosa Anne Grosvenor, a Newport philanthropist and humanitarian, left the Foundation $200,000 -- the largest bequest left to the Foundation up to this point. In keeping with her way of giving during her life, she requested that the income from her fund be used for the 'support of organizations or institutions in Rhode Island engaged in humane educational work or in the prevention of cruelty to children and to animals and/or to assist in the support of hospitals and other charitable institutions in Rhode Island.'

Wyndham Estate in Newport was built in 1890 for philanthropist Rosa Anne Grosvenor by architect William Ralph Emerson. Miss Grosvenor summered at Wyndham until her death.

Since The Rosa Anne Grosvenor Fund was established at the Foundation in 1942, it has granted over $1.6 million to Rhode Island organizations working for the benefit of our children, animals, and the ill. So far, Miss Grosvenor's generosity and foresight has put over $1 million philanthropic dollars back into the community. Her initial gift of $200,000 has grown to over $1 million dollars, and income from The Rosa Anne Grosvenor fund will continue to support organizations and institutions working towards causes that she cared for each year. Thanks to the generosity and foresight of donors like Rosa, we have the privilege to steward our donors' charitable interests and support our community.


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