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Chris Barnett
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Grants build community throughout RI
By Chris Barnett / July 14, 2017
Our Community Grants program would not be possible but for the foresight of those who came before us, the donors who generously invest in our state and the nonprofits that transform those resources into action.

July 24 is deadline for nonprofits to apply for our Best Practice Awards
By Chris Barnett / July 10, 2017
Winners will receive a $1,000 grant, a promotional video highlighting their work and tuition waivers for professional development workshops.

Community foundations unite to share advice about philanthropy
By Chris Barnett / June 29, 2017
We are a cross-section of the United States. We represent a range of nonprofits, and every political views from in this country across the political spectrum. We have practical ideas about how to help our neighbors, now and in lasting ways.

Two new hires join the team
By Chris Barnett / June 20, 2017
Aaron Guckian and Keith Tavares will enhance our capacity to work in partnership with donors and grantees to meet the needs of the people of Rhode Island.

Nine nonprofits win grants to bring history to life
By Chris Barnett / June 9, 2017
Our Archive, Document, Display and Disseminate Fund, awards grants to nine nonprofit for documenting everything from RI's African American history to the rich stories of the state’s immigrant communities.

Grants seed medical research
By Chris Barnett / June 6, 2017
We give nearly $400,000 in grants to 17 promising medical research projects, including opioid-use disorder and ADHA studies.

Marker trail points the way to the future for fishing industry
By Chris Barnett / June 2, 2017
Our grant enables the commercial fishing community of Galilee to create a new walking trail featuring 10 interpretive sign panels that promote the local seafood industry.

Celebrating a year of community
By Chris Barnett / May 25, 2017
Hundreds of community and business leaders, donors, grant recipients, and other partners gathered at the Rhode Island Convention Center on May 24 for our 2017 Annual Meeting. Here are highlights of what our President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg told them.

Bliss, Gross, Horowitz, Fund offers grants to Jewish groups
By Chris Barnett / May 15, 2017
Jewish community charitable organizations, synagogues and day schools from Barrington to East Greenwich have until June 9 to apply for more than $35,000 in grants through our Bliss, Gross, Horowitz Fund.

Nonprofits receive $270,000 to improve health care services
By Chris Barnett / May 4, 2017
Five nonprofits receive more than $270,000 in grants to increase health care services in Rhode Island through our RIGHA Foundation Fund.

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