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Welcome to the David Louis Cunha Foundation

The mission of the David Louis Cunha Foundation is to provide financial support to families with children living with life threatening medical conditions.  The Foundation also awards scholarships to Smithfield High School graduating seniors who excel in community service and embody a generous heart, as did David.

2017 Comes To An End

By Peter Cunha | January 10, 2018

Dear Friends of the David Louis Cunha Foundation, As 2017 has come to an end, the David Louis Cunha Foundation would like to heartfully thank all of our wonderful friends and family who have supported us. We sincerely appreciate your kindness. The David Louis Cunha Foundation was established on January 13, 2015, upon the sudden … Read more

David Louis Cunha Foundation Christmas Gifting

By Peter Cunha | November 1, 2017

David Louis Cunha Foundation Christmas Gifting Friends of the David Louis Cunha Foundation, Part of David’s Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to families with children living with life threatening medical conditions.  But David’s Foundation also reaches out to children in general who are in need of some compassion and assistance in their daily lives and … Read more

Save the Dates! September 14, 21 & 28

By DLCF | September 10, 2017

Save The Dates: September 14, 21 & 28 Thank You to Gary Maddocks and Johnston Street Machines !  A great success !  Stay tuned for details. Every Thursday in the month of September, Johnston Street Machines is having a Antique Car Show in the parking lot of Denny’s on Hartford Ave. Johnston RI. No admission … Read more

Thank You!

By DLCF | August 17, 2017

On Saturday, July 22, 2017, the David Louis Cunha Foundation held it’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser.  After all expenses, well over $ 27,000.00 was raised.  With 370 friends and family in attendance, we gathered in David’s loving memory and honor. David’s Foundation is thriving and able to accomplish it’s mission due to the steadfast support of … Read more

Granting Wishes

By DLCF | August 11, 2017

Hello Friends of the David Louis Cunha Foundation ! On Thursday, August 10, 2017, David’s Foundation had the pleasure of donating $ 5,000.00 to A Wish Come True to sponsor a young boy’s wish. Domenic, his Mom & Dad and sister will be vacationing on Block Island for one week in August. They will be … Read more

The DLC Foundation and Open Hearts Camp.

By DLCF | August 1, 2017

July 31, 2017 To: David Louis Cunha Foundation From: The Edward J. Madden Open Hearts Camp Re: $2,500 Donation Federal Tax ID #: 111-962-110 Dear Cheryl, Peter, Donna, and Peter When you first got in touch with the camp I was immediately struck by the poignant nature of your foundation and what you were giving … Read more

The DLC Foundation Donates $ 2,500.00 to Open Hearts Camp.

By DLCF | July 30, 2017

Open Hearts Camp Hello Everyone, Some great news from the David Louis Cunha Foundation ! This past Saturday we visited the Edward Madden Open Hearts Camp in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, in the Berkshires. This camp hosts children who have undergone open heart surgeries…many of who have received heart replacements. During the entire Summer, there are children who … Read more

More Scholarships Given!

By DLCF | July 5, 2017

Congratulations to Alyssa Ricci and Nicholas Squillante – 2017 awardees of the David Louis Cunha Foundation Scholarships.  These scholarships are awarded to Smithfield High School Graduating Seniors who have excelled in community service and embody a generous heart, as did David.  Alyssa and Nicholas both receive $1,000.00 from David Louis Cunha Foundation – thank you … Read more

We’re Sending Kids to Open Heart Camp!

By DLCF | July 5, 2017

Hello Everyone, Great news from the David Louis Foundation!  David’s Foundation will be sponsoring 8 children to attend the Open Hearts Camp in Great Barrington, MA for two weeks this summer!!  We are looking to sponsor five children from Rhode Island and three children from Nearby Massachusetts.  The Open Hearts Camp is a non-profit summer … Read more

Donations/Grants In 2016

By DLCF | May 4, 2017

The David Louis Cunha Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization, was established on January 13, 2015, upon the passing of David Cunha.  The Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to families with children living with life threatening medical conditions.  The Foundation also awards scholarships to Smithfield High School graduating Seniors who excel in community service … Read more

3rd Annual Fundraiser

By DLCF | May 4, 2017

3rd Annual David Louis Cunha Foundation Fundraiser Sponsorships Purchase Tickets Donate The Who, What, Where, When, Why and WOW! Saturday, July 22nd – Smithfield Elks Lodge – 326 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI Barbecue Dinner with Music by Lainey Dionne 5:00 – 7:00 Steve Smith & the Nakeds 8:00 – 12:00 Tickets $ 30.00 Per Person … Read more

Congratulations Seniors!

By Peter Cunha | June 1, 2016

On Monday, May 30th, the David Louis Cunha Foundation presented graduating Smithfield High School Seniors Angela Gattinella and Paige Howard each with a check for $ 1,000.00 – Angela & Paige are the very first David Louis Cunha Foundation Scholarship recipients. These annual scholarships will be awarded to graduating Seniors who exemplify David’s compassion and … Read more

Boston Children’s Hospital’s Pacemaker Camp Fund

By Peter Cunha | May 15, 2016

Last Friday, May 13th, the David Louis Cunha Foundation presented Boston Children’s Hospital’s Pacemaker Camp Fund a check for $ 2,240.00 This donation will enable five Rhode Island children with pacemakers to attend the camp over Labor Day weekend in September. Years ago, David attended the camp and had a terrific time. In David’s memory … Read more

Bella to meet Mickey!

By Peter Cunha | February 11, 2016

Today, February 11, 2016, the David Louis Cunha Foundation had the opportunity to grant a wish to a young child named Bella. Her wish was to go to Walt Disney World in Florida this May. This is just the beginning of the great things that the Foundation is doing to help those in need. Thanks … Read more

We’re on Facebook!

By Peter Cunha | January 1, 2016

The David Louis Cunha Foundation would like to welcome you to the Foundation’s Facebook Page. This page will serve as a means of communication of the wonderful things David’s Foundation has accomplished in just one year as well as our plans for the future. All of these have been achieved through your love and support. … Read more

About DLC Foundation

By Peter Cunha | January 21, 2015

The David Louis Cunha Foundation was established in January 2015 upon the passing of David Louis Cunha. The mission of the David Louis Cunha Foundation is to provide financial support to families with children living with life-threatening medical conditions.  The Foundation also awards scholarships to Smithfield High School graduating seniors who excel in community service … Read more

SENATERESOLUTION – EXPRESSING OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY ON THE UNTIMELY PASSING OF DAVID LOUIS CUNHA

By DLCF | January 20, 2015

S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2015 ____________ S E N A T E R E S O L U T I O N EXPRESSING OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY ON THE UNTIMELY PASSING OF DAVID LOUIS CUNHA Introduced … Read more

Rhode Island College mourns student who died Monday

By DLCF | January 14, 2015

Source: Rhode Island College mourns student who died Monday By Kate Bramson Journal Staff Writer Posted Jan 14, 2015 at 9:25 AM PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island College is mourning the loss of one of its students, junior David Louis Cunha of Smithfield, who died Monday. Cunha, 21, was majoring in Mass Media Communications, was active with community service and had … Read more