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Planting the seeds for growth
By Jenny Pereira / January 14, 2015
Nonprofits, farmers and fishermen can apply for grants to promote locally grown or harvested food.

Backyard bus tour
By Neil Steinberg / December 17, 2014
And so on November 21, 17 business leaders joined us for an inaugural Backyard Bus Tour. Our mission: to introduce the group to a small number of growing and successful companies, to talk with passionate business owners who have found success in Rhode Island, and to hear “wow!”

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.

Cutting the red tape at DEM
By Connie Grosch / October 17, 2014
"This is the kind of momentum and engagement we need to move Rhode Island forward." - Neil Steinberg

Celebrating our 1916 Society
By Jim Sanzi / October 8, 2014
Yesterday over eighty Foundation donors gathered to celebrate their commitment to philanthropy.

Make It Happen RI, two years later
By Jessica David / September 8, 2014
Two years ago today, we gathered with 300 business and community leaders at the Rhode Island Convention Center for Make It Happen RI. Our goal was to generate new ideas and specific action steps for improving Rhode Island’s economy. We are frequently asked, so what happened?, and the two-year mark seems like a good chance to reflect.

Grants 'reflect the breadth and depth of our grantmaking'
By Daniel Kertzner / August 26, 2014
The Rhode Island Foundation awarded more than $15.6 million in grants to fund dozens of programs serving Rhode Islanders throughout the state in the first half of 2014.

Getting people back to work
By Jessica David / July 25, 2014
SAMI is an eight-week training program to help unemployed Rhode islanders connect with jobs in the marine trades and manufacturing industries. The program recruits, screens, and trains individuals for high demand careers in these industries at no cost to participants.

Black Philanthropy Initiative offering grants
By Chris Barnett / July 21, 2014
Nonprofit organizations have until Sept. 15 to apply for grants from the Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI), one of our field-of-interest funds.

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.

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