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Foundation awards grants to 80 Providence teachers for classroom innovation
By Lauren Paola / December 19, 2013
80 Providence teachers will share $75,000 in grants thanks to the generosity of two local philanthropists through a pilot program designed to encourage innovation in Providence schools.

Foundation grants enable Newport Jazz Festival to showcase “emerging” artists
By Lauren Paola / December 4, 2013
The Newport Festivals Foundation will add a third day of music featuring new and emerging artists at the 60th anniversary of the historic Newport Jazz Festival thanks to $40,000 from the Rhode Island Foundation.

By Lauren Paola / December 1, 2013
Five nonprofit organizations that serve the African-American community will receive more than $38,000 in grants from the Black Philanthropy Initiative, a field-of-interest fund at the Rhode Island Foundation.

By Lauren Paola / October 1, 2013
Steinberg highlights projects resulting from Make It Happen RI.

By Lauren Paola / September 26, 2013
Newport County nonprofit organizations and students will receive $52,000 in grants and scholarships from the Rhode Island Foundation through the Miss Swinburne Fund.

By Lauren Paola / September 23, 2013
$75,000 award from Rhode Island Foundation will enable partnership to bring leaders of eight industry sectors together to build action plan for economic development

By Lauren Paola / September 20, 2013
Funds dozens of initiatives to improve health, education, the environment and more throughout Rhode Island.

By Lauren Paola / September 18, 2013
The Foundation has committed more than $1 million over and above its normal grantmaking to fund Make It Happen RI projects, including these final two awards.

By Lauren Paola / August 19, 2013
Fifteen Rhode Island artist-educators will share $83,500 in scholarships from the Rhode Island Foundation through the Antonio Cirino Memorial Fund.

Foundation launches statewide media campaign, Rhode Island: It’s All In Our Backyard
By Lauren Paola / July 31, 2013
The Rhode Island Foundation has launched a statewide marketing campaign designed to celebrate Rhode Island and highlight the state’s people, organizations, businesses, and industries.

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