Herreshoff Marine Museum announces grant

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The Herreshoff Marine Museum/America’s Cup Hall of Fame in Bristol, R.I., recently announced that The Rhode Island Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to the museum to support strategic plan development.

“We are very pleased that the Rhode Island Foundation is supporting our effort to develop a visionary, comprehensive five year plan that will enable us to realize our significant potential given the wealth of assets we have at our disposal,” board chairman David Ford said in a statement.

The Rhode Island Foundation is a philanthropic and community leader dedicated to meeting the needs of the people of Rhode Island. Founded in 1916, the Foundation is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the United States, and is the largest and most comprehensive funder of nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island. In 2011, the Foundation made grants of $28 million to more than one thousand organizations addressing the state’s most pressing issues and needs of diverse communities.

The Herreshoff Marine Museum and America’s Cup Hall of Fame is dedicated to the education and inspiration of the public through presentations of the history and innovative work of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the America’s Cup competition.