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We are proud to be part of the Rhode Island community! Follow our blog for the latest news and occasional commentary about what’s happening at the Foundation and around our great state.

Making the world a little smaller
By Chris Barnett / July 18, 2014
Our Beatrice S. Demers Fund helps 18 Rhode Island students pursue international learning. This year’s recipients received $166,054 to study in France, Germany, Chile, China, Rwanda, Spain and Tajikistan.

Promoting entrepreneurship for economic growth
By Jessica David / July 17, 2014
Venture for America’s mission is to create jobs and revitalize communities through entrepreneurship.

30 Newport County nonprofits receive grants
By Chris Barnett / July 3, 2014
The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded $166,666 in grants to 30 nonprofit groups serving Newport County residents.

Eight students receive Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators Scholarship Fund awards
By Connie Grosch / July 2, 2014
Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators awards $12,000 in scholarships.

Activating Ambassadors: Social Media Savvy for Nonprofits
By Chris Barnett / July 1, 2014
Our Jessica David offers strategic social media tips for nonprofits thinking of expanding in the social space.

Investing in our teachers
By / June 27, 2014
The Rhode Island Foundation has highlighted professional development as one of the Foundation’s three core strategies for achieving educational success in our state.

Leadership: visible or invisible?
By Jill Pfitzenmayer / June 24, 2014
Do you know who the invisibles are in your organization? Are there invisibles in leadership roles at your organization? How does your organizational culture recognize and reward invisibles?

John Barnett named CFO
By Chris Barnett / June 23, 2014
John Barnett is named vice president of finance and chief financial officer. In his new role, Barnett directs the finance, accounting, budgeting and investment functions for the $800-million community foundation.

OpportunitySpace RI opens doors to city-owned properties
By Chris Barnett / June 18, 2014
Four municipalities have launched an on-line database of government-owned properties.

Funders at the Foundation
By Connie Grosch / June 17, 2014
Funders visit the Foundation for a briefing on community-led organizing as a strategy for change; another group of funders comes to discuss sustainable food systems and networks as part of 2014 New England Food Summit.

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