Community Heroes Grant Program

CVS Health, WPRI and the Pawtucket Red Sox are joining forces for the third year of Community Heroes, a program that will provide $55,000 in grants to Rhode Island nonprofits. All three organizations are committed to helping youth lead tobacco-free lives. That is why this year’s grant program is a Public Service Announcement campaign where youth can create a 30- or 60-second video on what it means for them to be the first tobacco-free generation.

After-school programs, youth enrichment programs and other youth-focused nonprofit organizations are invited to have their youth submit videos starting Monday, June 26 through Wednesday July 26. All submissions will be reviewed, and the ten nonprofits whose videos best align with the theme, will be chosen to receive $5,000 each. The ten nonprofits will be announced on August 7, and community members will then have the chance to pick one of these ten organizations for an additional $5,000 bonus grant! Voting will open on August 7, 2017 so check back here then for more information.

Entries must be by July 26 at 5:00 pm EST. When you’re ready to submit your video, email You will receive a link and instructions on how to upload your video to Google Drive.

Please read the PSA Campaign Rules and Instructions carefully.

CVS Health, WPRI and the Pawtucket Red Sox are proud to help Rhode Island youth be the first tobacco-free generation!