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30 Newport County nonprofits receive grants
By Chris Barnett / July 3, 2014
The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded $166,666 in grants to 30 nonprofit groups serving Newport County residents.

John Barnett named CFO
By Chris Barnett / June 23, 2014
John Barnett is named vice president of finance and chief financial officer. In his new role, Barnett directs the finance, accounting, budgeting and investment functions for the $800-million community foundation.

OpportunitySpace RI opens doors to city-owned properties
By Chris Barnett / June 18, 2014
Four municipalities have launched an on-line database of government-owned properties.

$60,000 available to groups serving Jewish community
By Chris Barnett / June 11, 2014
Jewish community, religious and educational organizations have until June 27 to apply for $60,000 in grants.

Nonprofits honored for work to be admired
By Chris Barnett / June 5, 2014
Our Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence honors five nonprofits with Best Practice Awards.

Celebrating a year of inspiration
By Chris Barnett / June 2, 2014
Hundreds of business leaders, donors, grant recipients and community leaders gathered at the Rhode Island Convention Center for our 2014 Annual Meeting. Here is what CEO and President Neil Steinberg told them.

Urban farming takes root in Providence
By Chris Barnett / May 27, 2014
A greenhouse will soon rise on a vacant, city-owned lot near a neighborhood school.

Boston Fed names Adrian Bonéy to advisory council
By Chris Barnett / May 16, 2014
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston names Adrian Bonéy to its New England Community Development Advisory Council

Rhode Island Foundation adds two in Community Investments
By Chris Barnett / May 7, 2014
The Rhode Island Foundation adds Connie Grosch and Shayne Purdue to its Strategy and Community Investments staff.

“Make It Happen” research will guide state policymakers
By Connie Grosch / May 6, 2014
The College and University Research Collaborative joined us at the RI Foundation to release the findings of its first round of economic development studies.

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