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Chris Barnett
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$50,000 available to Jewish groups
By Chris Barnett / June 9, 2015
Proposals must develop connections between the Jewish community and greater Rhode Island, deepen the understanding of Jewish life and culture through scholarship and historic preservation, or provide for basic human needs such as food and housing.

$250,000 awarded to improve health care
By Chris Barnett / June 5, 2015
Supporting the development of a comprehensive primary care system that promotes healthy lives is a core strategic initiative for us. These grants will further our ongoing efforts to make quality health care more accessible and affordable across the state.

Metcalf Fellowships enable students to pursue their dreams
By Chris Barnett / June 3, 2015
Seven college students from Rhode Island will spend the summer traveling and learning thanks to more than $25,000 in fellowships.

Celebrating a year of making connections
By Chris Barnett / June 1, 2015
Hundreds of business leaders, donors, grant recipients and community leaders gathered at the Rhode Island Convention Center for our 2015 Annual Meeting. Here are highlights of what CEO and President Neil Steinberg told them.

$50,000 challenge grant supports streamlining state government
By Chris Barnett / May 18, 2015
The matching grants are in coordination with Governor Raimondo’s new "Lean Government Initiative," which will foster innovation across state government and promote a culture of continuous improvement.

Newport County residents to benefit from $200,000 in grants
By Chris Barnett / May 15, 2015
The funding from the Newport County Fund will underwrite activities ranging from after-school activities and cleaning up Sachuest Bay to Alzheimer’s supports and relationship violence prevention.

Still time to apply for our scholarships
By Chris Barnett / April 27, 2015
To help students defray educational expenses such as tuition, fees and books, generous individual and organizational donors established scholarship funds with us.

Making the world a smaller place
By Chris Barnett / April 24, 2015
Grants from our Demers fund will send URI engineering students across the globe.

$300,000 Fellowships will spur innovation
By Chris Barnett / April 15, 2015
The proposals will jumpstart the state's shellfishing industry and enhance RI's reputation as a regional arts center.

Grants to improve primary care are available
By Chris Barnett / April 2, 2015
By encouraging new, creative thinking around delivery and administration, we will ensure Rhode Islanders will continue to have access to the health care they need

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