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Dec. 11 is deadline to apply for $300,000 Innovation Fellowships
By Chris Barnett / December 3, 2015
This program enhances Rhode Island’s reputation as a place of innovation and ingenuity. We thank Letitia and John Carter for having the vision to encourage bold thinkers to bring their best ideas to life.

$2.7 million in grants awarded for health care
By Chris Barnett / December 1, 2015
By encouraging imaginative thinking around delivery and administration, we can ensure Rhode Islanders will continue to have access to the health care they need.

Buy Local RI campaign takes off
By Chris Barnett / November 24, 2015
“Buy Local RI” offers businesses and consumers a central website where merchants can market their products and services and shoppers can find locally sold products.

Animal welfare groups awarded nearly $500,000 in grants
By Chris Barnett / November 6, 2015
PAW funds organizations that promote and provide humane treatment of animals or work more generally on the welfare of animals. Grants are for projects or programs that have a positive impact statewide or in individual communities with regard to animal care, education about the humane treatment of animals and animal welfare in general.

Now accepting applications for Innovation Fellowships
By Chris Barnett / October 19, 2015
An annual initiative to stimulate proposals that can move Rhode Island forward, our Rhode Island Innovation Fellowships are made possible through the vision and generosity of philanthropists Letitia and John Carter.

Rhode Island Foundation welcomes Kate Kishfy to Development staff
By Lauren Paola / October 15, 2015
The Rhode Island Foundation has named Kate Kishfy as Development and Planned Giving Officer.

Oct. 2 is deadline to apply for grants to serve RI's Latino community
By Chris Barnett / September 22, 2015
Our Juanita Sánchez Community Fund has awarded more than $100,000 in grants to date.

Grants to serve the Black community are available
By Chris Barnett / August 17, 2015
Proposals must serve the African-American community and focus on economic sustainability and the Black family in three specific areas: housing, financial literacy, and job training.

Minority arts and cultural groups can apply for grants
By Chris Barnett / August 14, 2015
We believe in the importance of nourishing the artistic and cultural traditions of communities of color. This is an important part of our strategy to foster diverse participation in the arts.

Nonprofits awarded $17.2 million in first half of 2015
By Chris Barnett / August 11, 2015
We align the dreams of our donors with solutions to the challenges Rhode Island faces. By supporting innovation, collaboration and leadership, we make it possible for nonprofits to achieve the changes that are vital as the state moves forward

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