Thrive's 2020 Grant Awards

Grant funding directly supports Thrive's programs and services.

Thrive Behavioral Health is thankful to the following companies, municipalities, service clubs, foundations and individuals who have supported Thrive's efforts through grant awards. Those listed below provided grant funding since January 2020.

AAA Northeast Charitable Giving Committee 

AAA Northeast's Charitable Giving Committee finds effective ways to serve the communities in which its employees and clients reside. Committee members provide financial support to nonprofit organizations and participate in service projects across the Northeast region. Thrive's $5,000 award will be used to support its behavioral health programs and services.


A local family generously donated $10,000 to Thrive in honor of their loved one. This funding enables Thrive to purchase much-needed furniture and equipment for its five group homes situated throughout Rhode Island. It will also support Hillsgrove Clubhouse's work ordered day program.

CARES Act Provider Relief Fund
The CARES Act Provider Relief Fund supports American families, workers, and the heroic healthcare providers in the battle against the COVID-19 outbreak. HHS distributed $175 billion to hospitals and healthcare providers on the front lines of the coronavirus response. The $220,000 Thrive received will help Thrive continue to deliver its programs and services during the pandemic.

City of Warwick: Community Development Block Grant

An annual grant application, the City of Warwick awarded $21,246 to Thrive in 2020 to support its Victims of Trauma Program and Homeless Outreach Program. This year, the funding will also support an Outreach Worker staff position, who will connect people experiencing homelessness with access to housing, behavioral health services, primary care, benefits, and dental services.

City of Warwick: Community Development Block Grant in Response to COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant program designated grant funding to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19. Thrive was awarded $35,400, which will support our Hillsgrove's Virtual Clubhouse and Buttonwoods Group Home.

City of Warwick: Contributive Support

Each year, the City of Warwick's receives funding from the Department of Human Services designated for Warwick nonprofits. In 2020, Thrive was awarded $5,000 to provide behavioral healthcare services to Warwick residents who are uninsured or under-insured so they can get the care they require to improve their quality of life.

Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation

In July 2020, Thrive received a $10,000 grant from Eastern Bank's Charitable Foundation. The grant is part of a commitment from the Eastern Bank to provide financial support to local organizations focused on COVID-19 relief. 

Paul G. Arpin Charitable Trust

Paul G. Arpin is remembered for his tremendous philanthropic spirit. While CEO of the Arpin Group, he made countless donations that supported community projects, aided environmental initiatives that reduced his company’s carbon footprint, and matched employee contributions that supported meaningful causes. His legacy continues through this Trust, which helps support Thrive's behavioral health programs.

RI Department of Education: Summer Learning Opportunities

RI Department of Education's Summer Learning Opportunity award enabled Thrive’s Eleanor Briggs School to implement an Academic Adventure Camp for K-12 students during the summer of 2020. This program was designed to enhance educational opportunities for students who had suffered significant learning losses during the peak of Rhode Island’s COVID-19 health crisis. Those who participated experienced easier transitions into the 2020 fall semester.

RI Foundation/United Way: COVID Response Fund

Thanks to many generous donors and a partnership between the Rhode Island Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island, this funding aided Rhode Island nonprofit organizations at the forefront of the COVID-19 response. Thrive’s $60,000 award supported hazard pay for frontline staff, financed costs to implement telehealth therapy and paid for personal protection equipment for staff and clients.

RI Foundation: Behavioral Health Grant 

COVID-19 Behavioral Health Grants chaired by the RI Foundation were made available to Rhode Island nonprofit organizations delivering behavioral health services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thrive was awarded $120,000 in funding, which will continue to support hazard pay for frontline staff, support telehealth therapy costs and pay for personal protection equipment for staff and clients.

SAMHSA: Addressing Mental & Substance Use Disorders During COVID-19

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released emergency grants to strengthen access to treatments for substance use disorders and serious mental illnesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thrive received $267,662 in funding to enhance its telehealth infrastructure and train staff on the best practices and use of telehealth tools.

SAMHSA: Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics

Thrive Behavioral Health, Inc. and Newport Mental Health were awarded $4 million each in federal grant funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The grants will increase access to and improve the quality of community mental health and substance use disorder treatment services in Rhode Island by expanding Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs). 

State of Rhode Island: House of Representatives Legislative Grant

This $1,500 grant was made possible by the Appropriations Act under the sponsorship of Representative David Bennett. In 2020, it was used to purchase living and dining room furniture for Thrive’s Buttonwood’s Group Home in Warwick.

Warwick Rotary Club

A subsidiary of Rotary International, members of Warwick Rotary are community leaders who are dedicated to improving the quality of life in Warwick and the world. This year, Thrive received $1,500 from the club. It was used to make critical updates to our Buttonwoods Group Home in Warwick.