History and FAQs
The Community 2000 Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) multi-community, charitable organization focused on building educational endowments and simultaneously funding scholarships, educational project grants, and student awards. Current endowments total over $2,300,000.
Founded as a scholarship organization in 2000, the foundation additionally began awarding seed grants of $200 to $1,500 to educators, administrators, community members, and parents in 2003 through the Chariho Community Innovative Projects (CCIP) Fund. In 2007, the foundation added the Strategic Project (CCSP) Fund, which provides grants up to $15,000 to supplement core instruction and professional development.
Financial support for Community 2000 comes from a combination of spring and fall golfing events, grants, and individual contributions. The typical range of individual contributions in a given year has been very large – from $5 to more than $20,000.
Frequently Asked Questions
What communities does Community 2000 serve?
Community 2000 supports the Chariho Regional School District, which includes the communities of Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton, Rhode Island.
Are scholarships reserved for Chariho High School students only?
No. Any student who lives in the towns of Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton may apply and be considered for a scholarship. This includes home-schooled students and those attending independent or parochial schools in other towns or states.
May a donor choose a preferred destination for a donation?
Yes. Donors may ask that funds be allocated to a specific scholarship or grant. General donations will be assigned to the area of greatest need.
“Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.”