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Thank you!
By Neil Steinberg / January 13, 2017
We are honored to have been recognized last evening with the President’s Award from the American Planning Association, Rhode Island Chapter, and wish to congratulate all of the evening’s awardees.

Elizabeth Z. Chace Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 11, 2017
“I’m doing this because of my love for Rhode Island. This state is my home, and I’ve had an incredible life here. This is something that forever will give back to Rhode Island,” Elizabeth “Liz” Chace says of her decision to establish this donor advised fund.

RI college students can apply for fellowships for travel and adventure
By Chris Barnett / January 9, 2017
College students with a yen for adventure have until Jan. 13 to apply for fellowships through the Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation.

Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 5, 2017
The Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund will support three areas which further the original focus of Bannister House to serve the African American community.

New giving circles initiative can boost your philanthropy
By Chris Barnett / January 3, 2017
Through our new Giving Circles initiative, we're offering to match up to $5,000 in donations you and your circle of friends, family and others make to your favorite causes.

Robert and Rhea Brooks Family Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 21, 2016
“We both believe giving back is important in life,” shares Rhea Brooks, with her husband, Rev. Robert Brooks, elaborating, “The church has influenced me substantially. The church teaches what you should do with your wealth.”

New $2.5 million endowment will serve RI's Black community
By Chris Barnett / December 19, 2016
The leadership of the Black Philanthropy Initiative and Bannister House are launching a new $2.5 million endowment to fund scholarships, youth mentoring and other services for the Black community.

Jeffrey L. Swanson Memorial Scholarship
By Jean Cohoon / December 13, 2016
"Just go. Lay down all your doubts and hit the road. You don't know what the future holds, so get off the couch while you can! The beauty is out there waiting to be captured." - Jeff Swanson

Restoring Roger Williams Park
By Chris Barnett / December 8, 2016
We have raised more than $7.8 million to restore Roger Williams Park. Work has already been completed on the historic Bandstand.

Professional advisors help inspire philanthropy
By Jim Sanzi / December 6, 2016
We at the Foundation have had the great pleasure of working with so many professional advisors and their charitable clients committed to Rhode Island.

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