Miss Swinburne Fund

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 and 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. Please note: Applications will not be considered from organizations with overdue grant reports.

Application Deadline 

Grants are awarded annually. Applications must be submitted by midnight (EST) on April 5, 2019. Please note that no assistance will be available after 5 p.m. (EST).

To Apply 

A complete application includes:

  • Completed online application form
    (Applications are available six weeks prior to the deadline; all applications must be submitted through our online system. To access an application that is in progress, please use the "Here to Help" link at left.)
  • Budget form


LocationOne Union Station
Providence, RI 02903


(401) 274-4564

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