The van Beuren Charitable Foundation is a family philanthropy dedicated to protecting and preserving the unique characteristics of Newport County and improving the quality of life for its residents. We are committed to furthering the good work of community-based nonprofit organizations that make a positive impact on the lives of our neighbors. To this end, we focus on enhancing the effectiveness of community partners working in four program areas: land use and conservation, historic preservation, education and health. Since its founding in 1986, the van Beuren Charitable Foundation has invested in improving the lives of Newport County residents. We invite organizations that share this commitment to our local community to submit a grant proposal.
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John A. van Beuren (1932 – 2013)
It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of John Archbold “Archie” van Beuren on December 23, 2013. We remember him for his quiet, firm leadership, his sage counsel and generosity of spirit. He cared deeply for Newport, a feeling expressed with his wife Happy in the creation of this foundation and his selfless engagement in so many aspects of the community. His philanthropic vision of building a stronger Newport will live on.