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Making a Difference Fund

About MAD: Providence  College students enrolled in the Philanthropy course offered by the Department of Public and Community Service Studies are looking to positively impact the Smith Hill community. Provided with a $15,000 grant from the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund and Campus Compact, students will have the opportunity to learn about the charitable giving process while making a difference to the community in which they live and learn. Termed the Making a Difference Fund (MAD), students of the 2010 Philanthropy course have carried on the careful research and planning of the 2008 and 2009 Philanthropy courses by prioritizing three needs in the Smith Hill community: after-school programs, affordable housing, and healthcare. Acting as the board of directors for MAD, students will distribute the funds in the form of small grants to community-based non-profit organizations that benefit residents of Smith Hill.


Fall 2010 MAD Fund Press Release

Announcing the new Grant Recipients- Fall 2010:

Capital Good Fund
Family Service of Rhode Island
Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence
Textron Chamber of Commerce Academy Charter School


Read about the MAD Fund in PC Now
Read about the Mad Fund in 
Philanthropist’s Journal

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