AS220’s work is made possible through a combination of program-related earned income, private and government grants, corporate giving, and individual philanthropy. We are grateful to everyone who has supported our work. Below are current and recent grantors whose significant contributions have helped AS220 thrive.

The Rhode Island Foundation not only supports all of AS220’s operations and programming, but also provides invaluable leadership and development mentorship through the Foundation’s Institute for Nonprofit Excellence.

Sponsor logo RISCA

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) plays a critical role in both supporting, and advocating for, the arts in Rhode Island.  RISCA has supported AS220 since the beginning and has been central to our growth over the years.

Sponsor logo Kresge Foundation

The Kresge Foundation has supported AS220 since 2010.  Most recently they’ve supported AS220’s efforts to better meet the needs of the creative entrepreneurs who use our resources; strengthen our efforts to engage underserved Rhode Island communities; and improve our tools to measure the impact we have on the communities we serve.

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) supports AS220 Youth to provide after school arts education opportunities to young people at our partner sites: The Rhode Island Training School, the state’s juvenile detention center, and Nowell Academy, a charter school focusing on pregnant and parenting teens.

Champlin Foundation has most recently supported AS220 with several capital grants to make long awaited and much needed improvements to our flagship building, Empire Street.

The 1772 Foundation has also supported AS220 to make capital improvements to Empire Street, and has invested revolving funds in AS220 to help ensure the organization can leverage its assets to better serve its creative community and audiences.

Other current and recent funders (listed alphabetically)

Amgen Foundation
Bank of America
Berkshire Bank Foundation
Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund at the RI Foundation
Brown University
City of Providence
Coastway Community Bank
DeVos Institute for Arts Management
Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Ford Foundation
HarborOne Foundation
Hasbro Children’s Fund
June Rockwell Levy Foundation
LEF Foundation
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC RI)
NEA Artworks
Nordson Corporation Foundation
Ocean State Charities Trust
Otto H. York Foundation
Providence Revolving Fund
Rhode Island Commerce
Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families
Rhode Island Department of Education
Rhode Island Department of Health
Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training
Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission
Rhode Island Housing
Rhode Island School of Design
Royal Little Family Foundation
Santander Bank
Sprint Systems of Photography
Surdna Foundation
Susan Crown Exchange
TACO/White Family Foundation
TD Charitable Foundation
TriMix Foundation
United Way RI
Wallace Foundation
Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston