Unleashing Their Potential to Reach Their Dreams

Providing scholarships, awards, and educational project grants while building substantial, multiple endowments to support students and schools in Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton.

MISSION

Community 2000 is a philanthropic community organization dedicated to meeting the educational needs of local students and schools by providing scholarships, awards, and educational project grants.

MISSION

Community 2000 is a philanthropic community organization dedicated to meeting the educational needs of local students and schools by providing scholarships, awards, and educational project grants.

VISION

We strive to support K-12 education and student post-secondary aspirations with substantial, ever-increasing endowments that ensure that all students in Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton have access to the resources necessary to achieve the positive educational outcomes that lead to life success.

VISION

We strive to support K-12 education and student post-secondary aspirations with substantial, ever-increasing endowments that ensure that all students in Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton have access to the resources necessary to achieve the positive educational outcomes that lead to life success.

VALUES

  • To serve the families of the Chariho Public Schools
  • To practice responsible stewardship of the charitable funds entrusted to us
  • To engage the community in education
  • To reward innovation, high performance, and initiative
  • To enrich teaching and learning in alignment with district goals and values

VALUES

-To serve to the families of the Chariho Public Schools

-To practice responsible stewardship of the charitable funds entrusted to us

-To engage the community in education

-To reward innovation, high performance, and initiative

-To enrich teaching and learning in alignment with district goals and values

“Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world.” 

NELSON MANDELA

OUR FOUNDER

In Memoriam

Community 2000 owes its existence to J. Christopher Philips. Chris, a retired chemist and Charlestown resident, incorporated the foundation in early 2000 and began his vigorous, tireless, and now renowned fundraising efforts. That spring, Community 2000 was able to award two scholarships of $1000 each to two graduating seniors from the class of 2000. Thanks to Chris’s continued energy, enthusiasm, and vision for the youth of Charlestown, Hopkinton, and Richmond, the foundation’s endowments have grown exponentially since. While Chris can never be replaced, Community 2000 will continue growing in new directions as the foundation explores strategic and innovative ways to support the local education community.

600+
Student Scholarships Since 2000

$2,000,000+
In Grants, Scholarships, and Awards

$100,000
Annually For Chariho Schools

WHO WE SERVE

Student Spotlight

It is an honor to be the "handshake" between donors and students. Here are some moving testimonials from our recipients.

Ella Krause, a second-semester sophomore at URI this fall, spent a portion of the spring semester on a coffee farm on the big island of Hawaii, learning about processes from planting to drying, fermenting, and roasting coffee!

The Chariho Chargers golf team made an impressive showing at the 2023 Community 2000 golf tournament at Richmond Country Club. Golfers pictured (left to right) are Jesse Desarro, Jack Keaveney, Kyle Brodeur, and Noah Blanchard.

“Education is helping people create themselves.” 

MAXINE GREENE

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