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Our robust grantmaking continues in 2015
By Jenny Pereira / April 30, 2015
After a record-setting 2014, in which we awarded more money in grants than any year in our 99-year-history, we’re continuing our rigorous grantmaking in 2015. In the first quarter, our grants, both Foundation-directed and donor-directed, totaled more than $8 million.

Still time to apply for our scholarships
By Chris Barnett / April 27, 2015
To help students defray educational expenses such as tuition, fees and books, generous individual and organizational donors established scholarship funds with us.

Making the world a smaller place
By Chris Barnett / April 24, 2015
Grants from our Demers fund will send URI engineering students across the globe.

Supporting smart approaches to education
By Connie Grosch / March 26, 2015
Schools with high concentrations of low-income, urban students often have less successful educational outcomes. We are committed to changing that.

RI students can apply for $500,000 in scholarships
By Chris Barnett / March 10, 2015
At the time of year when colleges are sending out financial aid packages, the Rhode Island Foundation is offering Rhode Island students and their families more than $500,000 in scholarships.

The state of the teaching profession: A conversation with Shael Polakow-Suransky
By / January 20, 2015
A national thought leader talks about the future of teacher prep with more than 75 educators and civic leaders at the first of our Community Conversations.

Patty and Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship Fund
By Connie Grosch / January 5, 2015
Patty and Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation

Sparking innovation in urban classrooms
By / December 18, 2014
Philanthropists Letitia and John Carter conceived and funded Spark Grants to engage students and stimulate their interest in academics

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.

By Neil Steinberg / October 1, 2014
Four years ago, Rhode Island won a $75 million “Race to the Top” grant to help every school, teacher, and student in the state excel. My Race to the Top Steering Committee co-chair Colleen Burns Jermain joins me to look at the progress that has been made transforming education in our state.

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