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May is Mental Health Month
By Connie Grosch / May 5, 2014
Mental Health Policy Roundtable Discussion: “Mind Your Health: The Power of Integrated Policy and Integrated Behavioral Healthcare"

Our Philanthropic Partners
By Connie Grosch / May 2, 2014
We recently hosted a reception to welcome our 2013 philanthropic partners in the community and to engage them in a conversation about the Foundation’s priorities in education, promoting healthy lives, creating economic security for all, and inspiring philanthropy.

Thank you to our 'village of volunteers'
By Jean Cohoon / May 1, 2014
“It takes a village” has become a common phrase for projects that require a large number of people working together toward a common goal. Indeed, it takes a village of volunteers to assist the Foundation in the many facets of our work in meeting the needs of the people of Rhode Island.

Cross-Sector Coalitions for Education Systems
By Connie Grosch / April 30, 2014
Our Civic Leadership Fund, along with the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, sponsored our eighth discussion on Building a 21st Century Education System in Rhode Island. Warren Simmons, executive director of the Annenberg Institute, shown here, moderated the event.

Thinking strategically about website design and content
By Jean Cohoon / April 28, 2014
The all-new rifoundation.org is a completely re-designed and re-focused website that highlights Foundation initiatives, encourages site visitors to become involved, and is structured around three high-level focus areas.

Are you getting the board members you need?
By Jill Pfitzenmayer / April 23, 2014
There are many board members who fit that profile and who bring passion, talent and treasure to their role. But are you shortchanging your organization because you’re thinking too narrowly about board membership?

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.

2014 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship photos!
By Lauren Paola / April 18, 2014
Over 160 guests gathered at Roger Williams Park Casino to celebrate the 2014 Rhode Island Innovation Fellows.

Congratulations, Amy and David
By Jessica David / April 16, 2014
Today, we are pleased to announce the 2014 Rhode Island Innovation Fellows, Amy Bernhardt and David Dadekian. The Fellowship program was conceived of and made possible by Letitia and John Carter, pictured here.

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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