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Hundreds of students receive scholarships
By Chris Barnett / September 14, 2017
Our scholarships honor not just the recipients, but the donors who make their dreams of a better future come true.

Alice Hall Allen, Class of 1935 Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / September 13, 2017
This fund will provide graduates of Cranston High School East with an experience its namesake never had, the opportunity to attain a baccalaureate or advanced degree.

FabNewport: Making a Difference
By Chris Barnett / September 11, 2017
FabNewport gives kids "a chance to play with materials, tools and machines with the support of expert coaching, a chance to learn at their own pace while surrounded with possibility."

Joanne Fitts Memorial Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / September 7, 2017
“She was passionate about sports of all kinds and often said that all of life’s important lessons could be taught in sports: teamwork, respect, self-discipline, leadership, perseverance, and how to win and lose gracefully." - Pat Burbank

Offering grants to serve RI's Latino community
By Chris Barnett / September 5, 2017
Nonprofit organizations have until Sept. 29 to apply for grants that serve the Latino community through the Juanita Sánchez Community Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation. Grants generally range from $500 to $1,500

Helping after Hurricane Harvey
By Neil Steinberg / August 30, 2017
If you wish to assist the people of Texas who have been affected by the storm, please consider giving to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

Nonprofit board and staff: check out these great learning opportunities
By Keith Tavares / August 28, 2017
We are excited to announce our fall programs that provide opportunities for nonprofit staff and board members to learn new skills and techniques to help them better achieve their organizations’ missions.

Data-informed decision making to drive improvement
By Katie Murray / August 25, 2017
At the Rhode Island Foundation we have the privilege of learning from and with many organizations that use data to guide their decisions and increase their impact.

South County nonprofits win funding
By Chris Barnett / August 23, 2017
Seven South County nonprofits have won grants through the Rhode Island Foundation’s Community Grants program. The funding will support work ranging from creating performance spaces to keeping senior citizens healthy. “These grants will create places to gather, build relationships and launch new collaborations that will make community connections stronger all over Rhode Island,” said Neil D. Steinberg, president and CEO of the Foundation.

Offering grants to serve the Black community
By Chris Barnett / August 22, 2017
Nonprofits serving Rhode Island’s Black community have until Sept. 15 to apply for nearly $90,000 in grants through the new Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund.

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