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Feb. 12 is deadline to apply for $500,000 in community-building grants
By Chris Barnett / February 9, 2016
To mark our centennial this year, we are offering grants of up to $15,000 to fund community-building activities in every city and town in Rhode Island.

2016 Nonprofit Best Practice Awards
By Jill Pfitzenmayer / February 5, 2016
The Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence (INE) best practice award program honors Rhode Island nonprofit organizations doing outstanding work in the sector.

Every student succeeds
By / February 4, 2016
On February 1st, 2016 the Rhode Island Foundation convened a group of education stakeholders to hear from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Board of Education Chairwoman Barbara Cottam and Elementary & Secondary Education Commissioner Ken Wagner about the new federal “Every Student Succeeds” Act.

Le Foyer Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 3, 2016
“The purpose of the (Le Foyer) Club was to help integrate the French Canadian people into a welcoming community.” - Roger Bonin, Le Foyer president

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 2, 2016
Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island (DIIRI) has existed only since 2013, yet its history of serving the state’s underserved, immigrant, and refugee populations goes back nearly 100 years.

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