Welcome to the David Louis Cunha Foundation

 

The mission of the David Louis Cunha Foundation is to positively impact the lives of children living with terminal and life-threatening medical conditions.

Whether making the dream of a special life experience a reality, or providing financial assistance to the family to help ease the burden of medical expenses, David’s Foundation is committed to these children. David’s Foundation also supports children who are in need of compassion and a helping hand in their daily lives, and the local agencies and groups dedicated to serving those children. Additionally, David’s Foundation awards two annual scholarships to Smithfield High School graduating seniors who excel in community service and embody the generous heart that defined David.

SO MUCH GREAT NEWS COMING SOON !! PLEASE STAY TUNED !

By Peter Cunha | August 17, 2019

Please stay tuned friends…news about our June 22nd 5th Annual Fundraiser, our journey to Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, and our visit to Open Hearts Camp in the Berkshires, Massachusetts…all coming soon !!! 

David Louis Cunha Foundation Meets With WJAR!

By DLCF | June 11, 2019

Peter and Cheryl Cunha and Lainey Dionne Meet With WJAR To Talk About Davids Foundation And Their Upcoming Fundraiser!

A Wish Come True!

By DLCF | June 11, 2019

Hello Friends, On Thursday, June 6th, 2019, David’s Foundation had the true pleasure of donating $ 4,000.00 to A Wish Come True in Warwick, RI to help sponsor a young boy’s wish. Five year old PJ, his brother, Joe, and his Mom & Dad will be vacationing at Disney World in Florida. PJ will get …

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Congratulations Seniors!

By DLCF | June 11, 2019

Congratulations to Elizabeth Ferreira and Justin Gorgone – 2019 recipients 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. And coincidently, also as David, both Elizabeth & Justin deal with congenital health conditions. …

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David Louis Cunha Foundation’s 2019 Donation Season About To Begin !

By Peter Cunha | May 3, 2019

Dear Friends, We are close to beginning our 2019 Donation Season.  Please stay tuned.  And as always, thank you so very much for your kindness and caring.  All we are able to accomplish is due to your most generous support.

David Louis Cunha Foundation 5th Annual Fundraiser !!

By Peter Cunha | April 27, 2019

David Louis Cunha Foundation 5th Annual Fundraiser ! Saturday, June 22nd, 2019. Smithfield Elks Lodge, 326 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI. Barbecue Dinner / Plus food throughout the evening ! Doors Open at 4:00 PM . Live Musical Entertainment by – Smithfield’s Own Lainey Dionne 4:30PM and                              RugBurn 8:00 PM to Midnight. Fantastic Live & Silent …

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David Louis Cunha Foundation 2019 Scholarships

By Peter Cunha | February 8, 2019

 DAVID LOUIS CUNHA FOUNDATION  SCHOLARSHIP 2019 This scholarship was created in the loving memory and honor of David Louis Cunha, a 2012 graduate of Smithfield High School, and will be awarded to students who have excelled in community service. David Cunha was born on January 1, 1994.   Though David lived with a congenital heart defect, …

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2018 Comes To An End – Thank You All For Your Wonderful Support !

By Peter Cunha | January 4, 2019

Dear Friends,  Since its inception in 2015, the David Louis Cunha Foundation has been privileged to provide over $ 38,500.00 in donations to Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts children in need.  In 2018, David’s Foundation was able to proudly donate $ 15,050.00 to these children.  And all we do is made possible by YOU. Thanks to …

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David Louis Cunha Foundation Christmas Gifting

By DLCF | November 25, 2018

David Louis Cunha Foundation Christmas Gifting “Christmas is the time of year where want is keenly felt and abundance rejoices” Dear Friends of the David Louis Cunha Foundation, As in the past three Christmas seasons, David’s Foundation will once again this Christmas reach out to children in need… children who do not experience the joys …

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THANK YOU !! The 4th Annual David Louis Cunha Foundation Fundraiser – A HUGE SUCCESS !

By Peter Cunha | September 18, 2018

Hello Everyone, The 4th Annual David Louis Cunha Foundation Fundraiser was a HUGE SUCCESS ! After all expenses were paid, the event raised over $ 33,000.00 !! A MOST SINCERE AND HEARTFELT THANK YOU to all of you for your support.  We have so much planned for this Christmas season and 2019 promises to be an …

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Children’s Wishes – Meet Violet

By DLCF | August 4, 2018

Children’s Wishes – Meet Violet Hello Friends, On Thursday, August 2nd, 2018, David’s Foundation had the pleasure of donating $ 2,000.00 to Children’s Wishes in Warwick, RI to help sponsor a young girl’s wish. Four year old Violet and her Mom & Dad will be vacationing at Disney World in Florida. Violet was born with …

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From Our Sponsor – Seacoast Mortgage Corporation

By DLCF | July 27, 2018

Thank You Seacoast Mortgage Corporation! Join Us For The Forth Annual DLC Fundraiser!

David Louis Cunha Foundation at the Edward Madden Open Hearts Camp

By DLCF | July 26, 2018

David Louis Cunha Foundation at the Edward Madden Open Hearts Camp Hello Everyone, Some more good news from the David Louis Cunha Foundation ! On Sunday, July 15th, we returned to the Edward Madden Open Hearts Camp in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, in the Berkshires. As you may remember, this camp hosts children who have undergone …

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A Wish Come True

By DLCF | July 12, 2018

A Wish Come True – Give Kids The World Hello Friends, On Tuesday, July 10th, 2018, David’s Foundation had the pleasure of donating $ 3,000.00 to A Wish Come True to sponsor a young boy’s wish. Davis, his Mom & Dad and brother will be vacationing at Disney World in Florida. They will be staying …

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David Louis Cunha Foundation 4th Annual Fundraiser!!

By DLCF | July 12, 2018

Buy Tickets Here Announcing The 4th Annual David Louis Cunha Foundation Fundraiser! August 11, 2018. Smithfield Elks Lodge. 4PM – Midnight. Admission: $30.00 Lainey Dionne at 6PM and RugBurn 8PM to Midnight. Lainey Dionne Rugburn All This Fun Will Be Happening On August 11th At The Smithfield Elks . Entertainment will be provided by our …

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Thank You For Your Efforts

By DLCF | June 28, 2018

2017 Was A Very Successful Year!

2018 David Louis Cunha Foundation Scholarships!

By Peter Cunha | June 26, 2018

Congratulations to Hannah Dauray and Lily Caswell – 2018 recipients 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. Winners are chosen by a panel of some of David’s former teachers from the …

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A Village of Support Drives Our Efforts. Please Consider Joining Us.

By DLCF | June 8, 2018

A Village of Support Drives Our Efforts. Please Consider Joining Us. $2,000  David’s Grand Slammers     $ 500.00 OF DONATION SPECIFICALLY SPONSORS TWO CHILDREN FOR A TWO WEEK STAY AT OPEN HEARTS CAMP (details will be provided) Complimentary event tickets for 10 guests Company logo/name recognition in all press releases and media announcements Company logo/name …

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The Beneficiaries Of The Efforts Of So Many

By DLCF | June 8, 2018

2017 Was A Very Successful Year! A-Wish-Come-True Adoption-RI Smithfield Rotary Open-Hearts-Camp Devereux-Tanner-Hill-Houses Christmas-Is-For-Kids Friends-Way Miracles-for-Maddox Smithfield-High-School AIDS-Care-Ocean-State Pacemaker-Camp The David Louis Cunha Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization established on January 13, 2015, upon the sudden passing of David Cunha.  The Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to families with children living with life threatening …

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Mrs. Anna E. Clinton Memorial

By DLCF | May 4, 2018

Mrs. Anna E. Clinton Memorial Dear Friends, If you wish to donate to the David Louis Cunha Foundation in loving memory and honor of Mrs. Anna E. Clinton, please use the tabs below.   Thank you so very much for your thoughtfulness.And a very heartfelt and sincere Thank You to Jean & Fred Uttley and Anne Marie Bobola …

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David Louis Cunha Foundation Assists Monster Tough 4 Davis Fundraiser.

By Peter Cunha | March 16, 2018

On February 22nd, 2018, the David Louis Cunha Foundation had the honor of donating $ 500.00 to the Monster Tough 4 Davis Fundraiser held at Saint Timothy’s parish in Warwick. The fundraiser was for Davis McLarnon, a three year old boy who was recently diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. To make matters worse, the …

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2017 Comes To An End

By Peter Cunha | January 10, 2018

2017 Was A Very Successful Year! The David Louis Cunha Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization established on January 13, 2015, upon the sudden passing of David Cunha.  The Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to families with children living with life threatening medical conditions. David’s Foundation also reaches out to children in general who …

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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 …

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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 …

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3rd Annual Event Success. 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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The Countdown Begins! 3rd Annual Fundraiser

By DLCF | July 9, 2017

3rd Annual David Louis Cunha Foundation Fundraiser July 22, 2017 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 $ …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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2nd Annual DLC Foundation Fundraiser

By Peter Cunha | July 21, 2016

Join Rhode Island’s own Steve Smith and the Nakeds and the DLC Foundation family for a great 2nd Annual Fundraiser on August 27, 2016!  Smithfield’s own Lainey Dionne will also perform.  Enjoy all of our BBQ favorites and take a chance on winning wonderful raffle and auction items. A great night out for a great cause!! …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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2015

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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