Sowams Project awarded a RI THRIVE grant

Thanks to an allocation from the State of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Council on the Humanities (RICH) announced the inaugural awardees of the THRIVE general operating support grantmaking program. THRIVE provides funding for small cultural heritage organizations and local historical and preservation societies that support and strengthen Rhode Island’s many diverse, dynamic communities. In 2024, RICH awarded 18 grants of $5,000 each to organizations representing 15 cities/towns across the state. The Sowams Heritage Area Project was one of those organizations receiving this year’s grant award. RI Secretary of State Gregg Amore is pictured with Sowams Project Coordinator Dave Weed at a ceremony held in the RI State House Library on May 23, 2024. Click here for more photos and text.