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Chris Barnett
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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.

Metcalf Fellowship opens new horizons for an aspiring doctor
By Chris Barnett / April 22, 2014
One University of Rhode Island senior sees new possibilities in health care after spending a month in India on our Metcalf Fellowship.

Rhode Island Foundation Announces Recipients of 2014 Innovation Fellowships
By Chris Barnett / April 16, 2014
Amy Bernhardt and David Dadekian will each receive $300,000 to develop, test, and implement ideas to improve life in Rhode Island.

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