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Meet our Partners

The Steel Yard’s programs are enriched and made possible by the support and collaboration of our many local and national partners. We are proud to have them as friends of the Yard.

Grant and Foundation Support

the 1772 Foundation

The 1772 Foundation works to ensure the safe passage of our historic buildings and farmland to future generations.



Bank Rhode Island will be the premier bank in the communities we serve.  We will provide excellent service and a broad range of competitive financial products to our customers through a team of well-trained professional employees.  We will be a civic leader through direct involvement in local organizations and activities.


Champlin Foundations

Beginning with the establishment of S. B. Champlin Company, a jewelry manufacturer, by Stanton Browning Champlin in 1872, The Champlin Family was at the forefront of business and industry in Rhode Island for three generations.


Since 1932, The Champlin Foundations have distributed nearly $480M, almost entirely in the State of Rhode Island.


The Providence Redevelopment Agency

Through the Redevelopment Agency and the Providence City Plan Commission, and with the approval of the Providence City Council, the PRA seeks to improve areas of the City which contain blighted and substandard conditions are established as Redevelopment Areas.


Dexter Fund (City of Providence)

The Dexter Donation is a trust established in 1824 under the will of Ebenezer Knight Dexter "to ameliorate the condition of the poor, and to contribute to their comfort and relief."


the June Rockwell Levy Foundation

Austin T. and June Rockwell Levy were true lovers of their fellow citizens and their foundation continues to do wonderful things across the state.


The June Rockwell Levy Foundation makes grants to organizations serving the communities of Providence and northern Rhode Island.



The local initiatives support corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping local partners transform neighborhoods into resilient and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children.


National Endowment for the Arts

Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. America.


the Otto H. York Foundation

The mission of the Otto H. York Foundation is to help young people develop as creative thinkers and doers, encouraging them to make their mark on the world.

We do this by working with community partners who activate the imagination of young people and support them as they envision and define their futures.


October Hill Foundation


Ocean State Charities Trust

Ocean State Charities Trust assists agencies and organizations within the state of Rhode Island to enhance the quality of life for all Rhode Islanders.


The Olneyville Collaborative

The Olneyville Collaborative is a coalition of stakeholder organizations working together to improve the quality of life in Olneyville. Guided by our comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plan, we join together as a force for positive social, economic, environmental, and community change in Olneyville.


the Rhode Island Foundation

For the Rhode Island Foundation, improving Rhode Island's quality of life will require balancing short-term progress with long-term impact within, between and across our strategic initiatives, targeted grant sectors and innovative special projects. Their support focuses on diverse participation in the arts, arts education, and a vital arts sector


Rhode Island State Council for the Arts

Established in 1967, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) is charged by the state legislature to stimulate public interest and participation in the arts and to serve as the liaison to the state arts community.



Oliver S. and Jennie R. Donaldson Charitable Trust


The Textron Charitable Trust

Textron is committed to responsible corporate citizenship and helping improve the quality of life in communities where our employees live and work. The Textron Charitable Trust provides philanthropic support for nonprofit agencies that fall within the parameters of our giving program and involve the volunteer efforts of our employees.



in-kind support

Newport Biodiesel

the Headlight Hotel

Bullard Abrasives

Industrial Welding Supply

Mid City Steel

Thw Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

Fire Tower Engineered Timber

Holliston Sand

City of Providence

Dew Claw Studios

T.H. Malloy

Teknicote Inc.

Stephen Lirakis

Overnight Prints

Optrel Welding Helmets


Community Links & Resources

Fire Tower Engineering

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

Westside Sewing Studio

Adler's Hardware

RI Welding



Olneyville Housing

Keeseh Studio


Riverzedge Arts Project

Klopfer Martin Design Group - The Steel Yard's Master Planners and Landscape Architects

Providence Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism

Allegra Printing

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

Mid City Steel

Mid City Scrap Iron and Salvage, Inc

William Kite Architects

Industrial Welders Supply

Inter-City Contracting Inc.

Teknicote Inc.

Holliston Sand

V&S Taunton Galvanizing

L. Sweet Lumber

Mount Pleasant Hardware

Groundwork Providence


Soutside Community Land Trust