About the Charitable Fund

The Starkweather & Shepley Charitable Fund provides grants to local charities to give back to the communities. Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage, Inc. has a long history of supporting local charities. Community involvement is a core value of our firm and one of the noblest ways to build meaningful and long-lasting relationships with its constituents. Although Starkweather & Shepley and our associates have always supported and volunteered at countless organizations, we wanted to formalize our commitment to giving back to the community on a grander scale.
The Starkweather & Shepley Charitable Fund was created in 2010 to provide grants to local non-profit organizations that benefit the community. Already, more than 50 grants have been made to local charities in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Mission Statement

The Starkweather & Shepley Charitable Fund is committed to supporting children and families in need. Starkweather & Shepley formed the Charitable Fund to create possibilities and ensure a brighter future in our communities.

Grant Selection

The Starkweather & Shepley Charitable Fund provides grants to non-profit organizations that support our youth and families in need. Each year, qualified non-profit organizations are nominated by current Starkweather & Shepley associates. The nominations are reviewed and narrowed down by the Grant Committee, after which potential recipients are invited to apply formally.

Grant amounts vary year after year, depending on funds raised and the need of the potential recipient. The Grant Committee uses a variety of criteria to select a recipient, including whether the mission of the non-profit supports our mission, the financial status of the non-profit, and the non-profit’s need.

The Starkweather & Shepley Charitable Fund is a corporate advised fund of the Rhode Island Foundation.