The Pawtucket Foundation represents the business and not-for-profit sector as an advocate and catalyst for downtown, riverfront and transportation gateway enhancements within the City of Pawtucket. As civic entrepreneurs, we foster a vision of the community's future by mobilizing and coordinating research, information, talent and resources to positively impact the City.
We envision an attractive, sustainable and livable place with the Blackstone River as the centerpiece of a vibrant, distinctive community. Modernized infrastructure and a 21st-century multi-modal transportation network serve a thriving business community, a diverse resident population and active visitor market.
Organized in 2001, The Pawtucket Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity with Business and nonprofit leaders making up the membership. The organization is funded entirely from member contributions, private grants and fundraising events. The Pawtucket Foundation relies on the generosity, resources and leadership of the local business community.The Pawtucket Foundation is a leader, advocate and catalyst for redevelopment efforts with enhanced focus on economic development, placemaking and building connections. On-going projects include construction of a Pawtucket/Central Falls commuter rail stop, completing portions of the riverfront bike path, improving downtown traffic patterns and accessibility and redeveloping the downtown and riverfront corridor, remain priorities. We assist in positioning properties for redevelopment and building public private partnerships to better formalize business, development and marketing resources within the defined Pawtucket Downtown Growth Center (PDGC) and boarding areas of Central Falls creating opportunities for multi-community partnerships.