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Tell us your bold idea for Rhode Island
By Jessica David / December 5, 2014
Submit your application by December 12 to receive $300,000 over three years.

Buy local to be a champion for Rhode Island’s economy
By Jessica David / December 1, 2014
Buying local supports good jobs, keeps money in the Rhode Island economy longer, and strengthens our economic and tax base.

For Professional Advisors: Trust-worthy decisions
By Jim Sanzi / November 25, 2014
Along with the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants, we co-hosted a continuing education seminar for professional advisors: attorneys, financial planners, and CPA’s, who often face complex situations in an increasingly challenging climate.

$75,000 for short-term energy assistance, investments for long-term energy efficiency
By Jenny Pereira / November 19, 2014
Energy experts say we could see up to a 30% increase in our electric bills. Whether or not the Farmer’s Almanac’s predictions of a harsher winter are correct, we know that higher utility costs will cause vulnerable families additional hardship.

Protecting children is a priority
By Inés Merchán / November 17, 2014
Our $50,000 grant to Day One will produce a lifetime of benefits to children, their families and society as a whole.

Providence CityArts celebratory flash party
By Connie Grosch / November 14, 2014
Providence CityArts celebrates its National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award with a flash party bus tour with a stop at Providence City Hall to thank the Rhode Island Foundation for its support.

Black Philanthropy Initiative grants will improve access and equity
By Chris Barnett / November 13, 2014
Four nonprofit organizations that serve the state's African-American community will receive $24,000 to advance equity and social justice for Blacks in Rhode Island.

Is it better to give or receive?
By Jim Sanzi / November 4, 2014
Partnering with inspired and inspiring Rhode Islanders for the last 98 years gives the Foundation the privilege of seeing first-hand the power of philanthropy.

Keeping traditions alive
By Connie Grosch / October 30, 2014
A joint effort between the Rhode Island Foundation, the RI Council for the Humanities, and the RI State Council on the Arts, the Expansion Arts Program focuses on small and emerging arts and humanities organizations run by and serving communities of color.

Addressing the future nursing shortage now
By / October 28, 2014
Increasing the number of primary care professionals practicing in Rhode Island is one of our key strategies, but the state will need a projected 4,000 new nurses by the end of this decade.

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