To accomplish the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund's mission, the following goals have been established:
Improve the long-term health of Newport County youth and
a. Increasing participation in healthy athletic activity
b. Improving fitness levels
c. Increasing self-discipline and motivation to maintain a healthy life-style
d. Increasing good health habits including diet, exercise, rest, hygiene and preventive medical care
Instill an aversion to the use of cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs
Build confidence and a sense of achievement
Goal #1 is the most important, and will be given priority. Projects addressing goals #2 and #3 will be considered if they clearly address goal #1.
Educational goals are not part of the mission, unless they clearly address the participatory and fitness aspect of goal #1 above.
Priority will be given to projects and programs that:
Focus on young, school-age children who do not have access to other programs
Promote health and fitness through activity and participation, not through promotion and education
Are innovative and are new initiatives
Show potential for a wide community response, participation, and acceptance
Demonstrate a measurable improvement in the behavior and health of the youth and families of Newport County
Develop life-long skills for maintaining healthy life-styles
Are based in Newport County
Projects that are larger and request more investment will be expected to:
Show how the project will become self-sustaining and embedded in the community
Include matching funds from other sources
Have little or no overhead expenses, or which should be covered by matching funds.
Organizations seeking funds must be nonprofit organizations. Organizations that do not have 501c(3) status may still apply. Newport Hospital develops and maintains a mechanism to fund projects in organizations that do not have 501c(3) status.
Organizations must be based in Newport County.
The Fund does not grant requests to:
Religious organizations for religious purposes
Projects outside Newport County
Endowments or other discretionary funding pools
The Fund does not grant requests for:
Ticketed events such as fundraisers or dinners
Political purposes or lobbying activities
Projects unrelated to the Fund’s mission
Newport Hospital Foundation