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Washington Trust Charitable Foundation Donates $122,000 to Housing Organizations in Rhode Island

February 29, 2024

WESTERLY, RI- Washington Trust today announced that the Washington Trust Charitable Foundation has awarded $122,000 to seven Rhode Island organizations in support of various programs to support safe and affordable housing and homeownership programs throughout the Ocean State.

The grants are part of more than $459,000 of total giving granted by the Charitable Foundation to 60 organizations throughout the Bank’s footprint. In addition to these grants, additional funds were awarded to organizations in support of financial literacy and economic empowerment, basic needs and family services, diversity and inclusion, and more.

“Washington Trust is committed to supporting organizations that offer safe and affordable housing programs for our neighbors,” said Rolando Lora, Washington Trust Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Lending Officer. “These grants represent both a financial investment for the development of new housing in Rhode Island, as well as support for educational programming to help our neighbors realize the dream of homeownership.”

From L to R: Kyle McKendall, Vice President of Resource Development & Communications at ONE Neighborhood Builders; Jennifer Hawkins, President & CEO at ONE Neighborhood Builders; and Rolando Lora, Executive Vice President, Chief Retail Lending Officer and Director of Community Lending at Washington Trust.

Washington Trust grants funded the following housing organizations and programs:

The Washington Trust Charitable Foundation is committed to furthering Washington Trust’s support of the communities it serves. For more information, click here.

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