Our Funders:

WPWA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization funded by membership dues, individual and corporate contributions, charitable foundation grants, and government grants. Below is a list of our foundation and government funders and our current corporate donors.

Foundations and Other Private Supporters:

  • American Rivers
  • Ashaway Charitable Trust
  • Brightman Hill Charitable Trust
  • Mary Dexter Chaffee Foundation
  • The Champlin Foundations
  • Marie Chapman
  • Community Foundation of Southeastern CT
  • CT Fund for the Environment
  • Jessie B. Cox Foundation
  • Cornell Douglas Foundation
  • Dunn Foundation
  • Environmental Council of RI, Education Fund
  • The Freedom Forum
  • Fuller Charitable Lead Trust
  • Miriam C. Horton Trust
  • Horace A. and S. Ella Kimball Foundation
  • Forrest & Frances Lattner Foundation
  • Lattner Family Foundation
  • June Rockwell Levy Foundation
  • Maderia Charitable Trust
  • Mary (Polly) Matzinger
  • Mount Tom Land Trust
  • Narrow River Preservation Association
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • New York Times Charitable Trust
  • Ocean State Charities Trust
  • Providence Journal Foundation
  • Recreational Equipment Inc.
  • The Rhode Island Foundation
  • RI Blueways Alliance
  • RI Canoe and Kayak Association
  • RI Land & Water Partnership
  • Kayla Jean Ricci Memorial Foundation
  • Trout Unlimited Embrace-A-Stream Program
  • Trout Unlimited Narragansett Chapter
  • Save The Bay
  • Sharpe Foundation
  • Grant Sherbourne Foundation
  • Sisson Family
  • Small Craft Access Trust
  • Salomon Family
  • John Wald Science Grants
  • Harold Ward

Funding has also been provided by:

State and Federal Agencies:

  • CT Department of Environmental Protection
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Narragansett Bay Estuary Program
  • Partners for Resource Protection
  • RI General Assembly
  • RI Resource Conservation and Development
  • RI Coastal Resource Management Council
  • RI Dept. of Environmental Management
  • RI Dept. of Transportation
  • RI Trails Advisory Committee
  • Partnership for Narragansett Bay
  • Rhode Island Rivers Council
  • US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service
  • US Environmental Protection Agency
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service

Local Government - Towns of:

  • Charlestown, RI
  • Exeter, RI
  • Hopkinton, RI
  • Richmond, RI
  • North Kingstown, RI
  • West Greenwich, RI
  • North Stonington, CT
  • South Kingstown, RI
  • Stonington, CT
  • Westerly, RI


  • Chariho Regional School District
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