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Chris Barnett
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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

April 16 is deadline to apply for grants to serve LGBTQ communities
By Chris Barnett / March 31, 2015
Since 2004, the Foundation's Equity Action Fund has awarded more than 100 grants totaling more than $650,000.

13 selected for leadership development program
By Chris Barnett / March 26, 2015
The goal of the 18-month Fellows program is to energize mid-career executives in the state’s nonprofit sector.

17 nonprofits get grants for preservation
By Chris Barnett / March 18, 2015
Work includes everything from documenting the status of endangered historic properties to putting a 2,000-page diary on-line.

RI students can apply for $500,000 in scholarships
By Chris Barnett / March 10, 2015
At the time of year when colleges are sending out financial aid packages, the Rhode Island Foundation is offering Rhode Island students and their families more than $500,000 in scholarships.

Ann-Marie Harrington and Howard G. Sutton named to Rhode Island Foundation’s Board of Directors
By Chris Barnett / February 23, 2015
Ann-Marie Harrington and Howard G. Sutton have been named to the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Foundation.

Nonprofits receive a record $34.8 million in grants last year
By Chris Barnett / February 19, 2015
More than 1,400 nonprofits organizations shared $34.8 million in grants in 2014, the most in the Foundation's 98-year history.

Rhode Island Foundation Awards $25,000 Fellowships to Three Composers
By Chris Barnett / February 10, 2015
Our funding gives mid-career composers the resources to invest in honing their craft.

$160,000 in grants available to serve Newport County residents
By Chris Barnett / January 29, 2015
Nonprofits can request up to $10,000 in eight key areas: arts and culture, children and families, education, economic security, environment, health, housing and basic human needs.

Creating a pipeline of nonprofit leaders for the future
By Chris Barnett / January 15, 2015
Participants in our Emerging Leaders program are paired with experienced mentors for 10 months of self-directed learning, through which they will create their own customized professional development plans.

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