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Offering $10,000 grants for proposals that build community
By Chris Barnett / February 23, 2017
We are offering local libraries, schools, municipal agencies and nonprofit groups grants of up to $10,000 to fund proposals that bring people together as a community.

Frederick B. Wilcox Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 21, 2017
Frederick B. Wilcox's "way with investments" and careful stewarding through the years by his daughter, Nancy Mattis, has resulted in the largest unrestricted gift to the Foundation in our 100-year-history.

New analysis charts the route to small business prosperity
By Neil Steinberg / February 14, 2017
Economic security is one of our strategic priorities. That is why we invested in this analysis of the supports available to small businesses in Rhode Island.

Providence Female Charitable Society Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 13, 2017
For more than 200 years, members of the society have worked to fulfill the organization’s mission of supporting “indigent women and their children” in Rhode Island.

Edward J. and Gloria M. Barlow Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 10, 2017
When Ed and Gloria Barlow were invited to an event at the Roger Williams Casino by a member of the Rhode Island Foundation over twenty years ago, they immediately knew they would be channeling their legacy through the Foundation.

A record year in 2016
By Chris Barnett / February 8, 2017
We awarded a record $45 million in grants last year. More than 1,600 nonprofit organizations working across eight broad sectors, including economic development, education and health care, received funding.

Grants available to serve Newport County residents
By Chris Barnett / February 7, 2017
Nonprofit organizations serving Newport County’s six communities have until Feb. 16 to apply for more than $260,000 in grants.

Sargent Rehabilitation Center Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 30, 2017
Established in 1917 as the Providence School of Lipreading, Sargent has expanded its services through the decades and now provides a full range of rehabilitation services to children and adults through its pediatric, neuro rehabilitation, and hearing center programs.

Nonprofits that serve Barrington have until Feb. 10 to apply for grants
By Chris Barnett / January 26, 2017
Nonprofits that provide health care, counseling or basic human needs such as food or shelter to Barrington residents have until Feb. 10 to apply for grants of up to $15,000.

Frank A. Spino Memorial Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 24, 2017
“Frank lived an active life, but always had time for his family and friends...We would like his legacy to go on forever and are designating the Rhode Island Community Food Bank to be the recipient of this fund.” - Ralph and Letty Raponi

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