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By Jenny Pereira / April 8, 2014
Through our work in the environment sector, we are looking closely at available tools, policy, and infrastructure to strengthen our ability to rebound from future disasters and impacts of a changing climate.

Rhode Island Foundation, Cox Communications Team Up to Offer Rhode Island Success Stories “On Demand”
By Chris Barnett / April 3, 2014
The Rhode Island Foundation and Cox Communications have announced the debut of “Our Backyard TV,” where Rhode Islanders can find good news about their state 24 hours a day.

By Lauren Paola / March 31, 2014
Rhode Island nonprofits have until April 15 to apply for grants to encourage justice for, support and improve the quality of life of LGBTQ Rhode Islanders.

By Jessica David / March 28, 2014
The Foundation launched in January a new strategy for 2014-2018.

By Jim Sanzi / March 28, 2014
Jim Sanzi, VP of Development at the Rhode Island Foundation, reflects on teaching his children the value of philanthropy.

By Neil Steinberg / March 27, 2014
Welcome to the Foundation's new blog!

By Jill Pfitzenmayer / March 25, 2014
The Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence (INE) best practice award program honors the passion and impact of five Rhode Island nonprofit organizations.

By Lauren Paola / February 28, 2014
More than 1,300 nonprofits from every corner of the state receive funding to improve health care, education, community development, the environment, arts and culture, human services

Five Questions with John Murphy
By Jean Cohoon / February 26, 2014
John Murphy has established three funds at the Foundation: two scholarship funds and, with his wife, the John and Grace Murphy Fund for Youth.

Five Questions with Alfred K. Potter II
By Jean Cohoon / February 26, 2014
Al and Linda Potter established the Potter Family Fund, a donor advised fund at the Foundation, in 2004. Here, Al answers questions about the causes they support, what inspires him to give, and his hope for Rhode Island’s future.

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