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Grants fund work on shoreline, shellfishing protection
By Chris Barnett / October 7, 2014
The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded $125,000 in grants to fund work on shoreline protection and the shellfish industry by the Coastal Resources Center (CRC) at the University of Rhode Island’s (URI) Graduate School of Oceanography.

Rhode Island Foundation adds pair to Development team
By Chris Barnett / October 3, 2014
Latest additions to our Development team will offer charitable planning advice and high-level relationship management and customer service.

A resilient Rhode Island
By Jenny Pereira / October 1, 2014
Climate change is hard for many of us to grasp. It’s too big and uncertain to include in a list of daily concerns. The good news is the Resilient Rhode Island Act provides a coordinated framework for state agencies to plan for and manage the impact of anticipated climate change as part of their existing work.

By Neil Steinberg / October 1, 2014
Four years ago, Rhode Island won a $75 million “Race to the Top” grant to help every school, teacher, and student in the state excel. My Race to the Top Steering Committee co-chair Colleen Burns Jermain joins me to look at the progress that has been made transforming education in our state.

Oct. 3 is deadline for grants to serve RI's Latino community
By Chris Barnett / September 24, 2014
Grants honor the achievements of long-time Latino community leader, organizer, and advocate Juanita Sánchez

The cost of choosing today over tomorrow
By Neil Steinberg / September 23, 2014
By working together to invest in Rhode Island's future, we can lead the way, transform our state and inspire the entire community.

The walking school bus
By Connie Grosch / September 18, 2014
With help from volunteers, a simple and manageable solution to chronic school absenteeism.

Five Questions with Herman H. Rose
By Jean Cohoon / September 16, 2014
Herman Rose established the first of three funds at the Foundation in 1985 and has been a thoughtful and involved partner throughout the nearly three decades he has worked with the Foundation.

Opening doors to Newport culture and history
By Daniel Kertzner / September 10, 2014
Five nonprofits are collaborating on a website that will preserve, document and promote the area's vibrant cultural history.

Make It Happen RI, two years later
By Jessica David / September 8, 2014
Two years ago today, we gathered with 300 business and community leaders at the Rhode Island Convention Center for Make It Happen RI. Our goal was to generate new ideas and specific action steps for improving Rhode Island’s economy. We are frequently asked, so what happened?, and the two-year mark seems like a good chance to reflect.

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