Donations/Grants In 2016

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 and embody a generous heart, as did David.

  • March 2016 – Donation to A Wish Come True / Warwick, RI. Bella, a four year old girl with leukemia and her family granted a wish to go to Disney World ($4,000.00).
  • May 2016 – Donation to Boston Children’s Pace Maker Camp. Five children from Rhode Island with pace makers granted a 3 day / 2 night stay at the camp ($2,240.00).
  • May 2016 – Scholarships to Smithfield High School. Two $1,000.00 scholarships awarded to two students who have excelled in community service ($2,000.00).

We are also pleased to announce that this past Christmas Season, the David Louis Cunha Foundation donated over $ 2,000.00 to the following local agencies to specifically help children…children who do not experience the joys of Christmas that most do…children with no homes or away from their homes for good reason…children who were in great need of some Christmas kindness.

  • Adoption Rhode Island
  • Friends Way
  • Tanner Hill House
  • Aids Care Ocean State
  • Crossroads Rhode Island Domestic Violence Program
  • David’s Foundation also supported the Miracles for Maddox fundraiser held on December 10th.

2nd Annual DLC Foundation Fundraiser

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!!  Don't miss the opportunity to bid and win some great Live and Silent Auction Items including:

  • 1.) Narragansett Beach House # 1  101 Allagash Trail   5 Bedroom/4 Bath    June 10th-17th, 2017
  • 2.) Narragansett Beach House # 2  184 Boon Street      5 Bedroom/3 Bath   June 17th-24th, 2017
  • 3.) Patriots Vs. New York Jets   November 27th in New York  - 2 Tickets, Transportation, Overnight Stay, Tailgate Party
  • 4.) New York Yankees Vs. Baltimore Orioles  October 1st, 2016  Yankee Stadium  Prime Seating
  • 5.) Potowomut Gold Club  Foursome  18 Holes
And here is just a sampling of the silent auction items:
  • Renaissance Providence Hotel  Overnight Stay
  • Charbroil Grill
  • Red Sox Junichi Tazawa Autographed Baseball
  • Sam Adams Neon Bar Sign
  •  Providence Performing Arts Center  2 Tickets  King and I
  • Alex & Ani Tri Bracelet
  • New England Patriot Legarrette Blount Autographed Football
  • New York Yankees Golf Bag with Yankees Umbrella
  • Boston Red Sox Golf Bag
  • Babe Ruth Lithograph Signed & Numbered by Armand LaMontagne
  • Providence Bruins Hockey 4 Flex Tickets with $ 100.00 Gift Card to the Budweiser Bar & Grill
Plus of course...our great raffles !
We are also pleased to announce David Louis Cunha Foundation Fundraiser T-Shirts will be available - sizes M thru XL $ 10.00, 2XL $ 12.00, 3XL's will also be available. PLEASE PRE-ORDER so that you can wear your T-shirt at the fundraiser !  Please reach out to Cheryl or Peter for tickets and/or T-Shirts !
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    Tickets purchased online will not be mailed but your name will be on the prepaid reservation list at the event.  To purchase tickets or make a donation online, just click on the links below.

    To purchase tickets in person or for more information, please contact Cheryl or Peter directly.

    Cheryl's Cell # 419-2100
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    If you can't make the event but would like to donate to the DLC Foundation, simply click here.

    Need directions?  Elks Lodge No 2359

    Congratulations Seniors!

    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 commitment to helping others through community service, good citizenship, and respect. Congratulations Angela & Paige. And a special "Thank You" to our good friends Joyce Perry, who joined us at the presentation, and to Nick Patrie, who presented the scholarship awards. No doubt David is smiling and sending all of us his love.


    Boston Children’s Hospital’s Pacemaker Camp Fund

    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 and honor, his Foundation continues to make a positive impact on children’s lives. Thank you all so very much for your continued support…YOU are the Foundation. A special “thank you” to Nick Patrie, Mike Rozzero, and Cheryl Cunha who had to carry that heavy check ! 🙂 More good things to come !!

    Bella to meet Mickey!

    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 to your donations, we were able to put a smile on this child's face (as well as our own). We wish Bella a fabulous time in Disney, and may all her wishes come true.

    We’re on Facebook!

    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. Without you, David's Foundation would not exist.
    As you know, the past year has brought much heartache and pain for those of us who loved Dave; however, through this tragedy, the David Louis Cunha Foundation was born. In just one year, we have raised over $25,000 to help children with life-threatening conditions. This is just the beginning.
    The Foundation's activities will be posted during the year and we hope you will join us in carrying on Dave's his memory and in his honor.
    Please take a moment to go to "Company Overview" under the "About" tab to learn more about David and his Foundation. Thank you again for your caring and support...and may our Lord Bless you for your kindness.