Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

You can be the person who strengthens Newport County

There are numerous ways to support the MLK Community Center:

  • Online: Make a secure online donation by credit card here
  • By Mail: Send in a contribution. Checks should be made payable to MLKCC and mailed to: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., Newport, RI 02840
  • Sponsor the Mobile Food Pantry.  To learn more and to register click here
  • Sponsor the MLK Friends Lunches and Dinners. To learn more and to register click here.
  • Gifts of Stock: Click here for our instructions on making a gift of stocks or securities.
  • Make a Qualified Charitable Distribution from your retirement account
  • Create a legacy by including the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in your long-term financial or estate plan. Including a Charitable Gift in your will is an easy way to give back to your community. As with any financial decision, please consult with your financial advisor or tax professional to determine if gifts of securities are appropriate for you.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and all charitable contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Every person who supports the MLK is our partner in philanthropy. We welcome your questions, and we encourage you to visit the Center to learn how your generosity makes a difference.

MLK Center Newport


Alyson Novick, Director of Development
(401) 846-4828 x102

EIN: 05-0271882

kid picking food

$50 will help pay for food for seniors in Lunch & Learn

$100 will help pay for food for 2 Family Dinners serving 75 families

$500 will help pay for food and fuel for 50 Food 2 Friends clients

$1,000 will help pay for a ½ gal of milk per family each month

kids reading scaled

$50 will help pay for art classes for 45 students in the afterschool program

$100 will help pay for enriching and fun field trips for Summer Adventure Camp

$500 will pay for one child to attend Summer Adventure Camp

$1,000 will pay for one week of healthy breakfast, lunch, and snack for 45 kids

kids meditating

$50 will help pay for an outing for LEAD, our LGBTQQ+ youth peer group

$100 will pay for a LivFit cooking class for 10 adults

$500 will help pay for one-on-one nutrition counseling for with our registered dietitian

$1,000 will help pay for two monthly community dinners

"There's so much need and we believe in what the MLK Community Center does. It feels good to know our special day will do some good in the community."
Couple celebrating 50th anniversary who directed gifts to the MLK