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By Lauren Paola / July 3, 2013
Selected from a pool of 85 applicants, 13 students received a total of $143,575 in grant awards, ranging from $9,000 to $14,000.

By Lauren Paola / June 27, 2013
Four new projects stemming from the economic development convening Make It Happen RI have been awarded a total of $172,000 from the Rhode Island Foundation.

By Lauren Paola / May 14, 2013
The first and only Foundation-established fund with a geographic focus, the Fund’s mission is to improve the lives of Newport County residents.

By Lauren Paola / April 24, 2013
The Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Fund, an endowment established at the Rhode Island Foundation in 1989 to honor the late publisher of The Providence Journal, awards up to $5,000 to Rhode Island college students seeking to pursue a self-designed educational enrichment project through travel.

2013 Rhode Island Innovation Fellows to focus on ‘design thinking’ and Hepatitis C eradication to improve state
By Lauren Paola / April 16, 2013
Two original ideas focusing on eradicating Hepatitis C and expanding “design thinking” have been selected as winners of the 2013 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship, an annual program in its second year designed to stimulate solutions by Rhode Islanders to Rhode Island challenges.

By Lauren Paola / April 15, 2013
The new initiative will help transform primary care services to better meet the needs of the 8,000 children served each year in the hospital’s primary care practice while also enhancing training of the 60 medical residents who care for them.

New Urban Arts, Jonnycake Center, and Youth in Action named winners of 2013 INE Best Practice Awards
By Lauren Paola / April 10, 2013
Sponsored by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, the award program recognizes outstanding practices by Rhode Island nonprofit organizations in the areas of board governance, leadership development, and creative collaboration.

By Lauren Paola / March 13, 2013
Six months following its economic development gathering Make It Happen RI, the Foundation announced awards totaling $630,000 to initiate and accelerate 12 projects catalyzed by the event.

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