Battle of Rhode Island Association receives grant from the van Beuren Charitable Foundation

06/02/2023

The Battle of Rhode Island Association (BoRIA) received the welcome news that we were awarded a grant of $65,000 from the van Beuren Charitable Foundation. The grant will go to the Phase 1 restoration of Butts Hill Fort in Portsmouth as well as BoRIA’s website development and ongoing educational efforts.

The van Beuren Charitable Foundation (vBCF) was established in 1986 by John A. “Archie” and Hope H. “Happy” van Beuren. Early conversations around the family kitchen table formed the principles that continue to guide vBCF today: encouraging family involvement, developing firsthand knowledge of the community, and operating with integrity, intelligence, and imagination. Having contributed more than $90 million to the Newport region since its inception, the Foundation has emerged as a strategic partner to like-minded charitable organizations and remains committed to strengthening the community in its priority areas of interest.

BoRIA Director of Grants. Dr. Murray C Norcross, Jr., stated that “The Battle of Rhode Island Association is appreciative of the special trust that the Van Buren Charitable Foundation has placed in our mission, vision, and goals to raise awareness of Rhode Island’s role in the American Revolutionary war. The entire BoRIA community wholeheartedly thanks the van Beuren Charitable Foundation for this very generous grant.”

The Battle of Rhode Island Association is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to raising awareness of Rhode Island’s role in the War for Independence. Donations may be made payable to “BoRIA” at PO Box 626, Portsmouth, RI, 02871.

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