The Purple People Bridge is privately owned and operated by the Newport Southgate Bridge Company, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. This organization receives no public funds to maintain the structure, but accepts donations and contributions to pay for the upkeep of the bridge, including painting, maintenance, security, trash removal, landscaping, and lighting.

The Bridge Company must must raise more than $1 million dollars to repaint the bridge and it is currently conducting a capital campaign to raise these funds to keep the bridge open and accessible to the public. We are looking to raise these funds through partnerships and sponsorships with our corporate citizens, foundations, and philanthropic-minded individuals.

If you would like to support the bridge and help with our efforts to keep it open and clean, please contact the Newport Southbank Bridge Co. or you can donate securely online by using a credit card or Paypal account.