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Larry Warner named grantmaker in Health sector
By Chris Barnett / January 26, 2016
“Larry’s diverse experience in the study and practice of health care make him a natural to lead one of the Foundation’s strategic priorities."

Redwood Library RIF Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 25, 2016
The stately classical architecture of the Redwood Library & Athenaeum is a visitor’s first clue they are entering a very special place.

Grants fund services for Latino community
By Chris Barnett / January 22, 2016
Six nonprofit organizations that serve the Latino community will share $6,450 in grants from the Rhode Island Foundation through the Juanita Sánchez Community Fund, established in memory of the late Latina activist.

Grants available to serve Newport County residents
By Chris Barnett / January 21, 2016
The Newport County Fund (NCF) offers grants of up to $10,000 in eight key funding areas: arts and culture, children and families, education, economic security, environment, health, housing and basic human needs.

Welcoming new Professional Advisory Council members
By Jim Sanzi / January 20, 2016
Over the years, we have had the great pleasure of working with countless professional advisors throughout Rhode Island. In addition to playing a critical role advising clients on charitable giving strategies, many of those professionals have played a critical role in helping us achieve our mission through their service on the Foundation’s Professional Advisory Council.

Child & Family - Townsend Planned Giving Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 20, 2016
“All of our programs, from our early childhood programs to our services for the elderly, are based on preserving families,” explains Child & Family CEO Marty Sinnott.

Black Philanthropy grants expand equity and access
By Chris Barnett / January 15, 2016
By funding proposals that promote equity and access, we can improve the lives of Rhode Island’s Black community. Encouraging long-term, systemic changes will create pathways to achievement and success.

Strengthening the business ecosystem
By Jessica David / January 14, 2016
The vision that guides our economic security initiative is a strong economic environment that allows all Rhode Islanders to prosper. We believe that the foundation of a strong Rhode Island economy will be quality jobs that allow our residents to support themselves and their families, and these quality jobs require robust enterprise and a skilled workforce.

Beyond the numbers
By / January 12, 2016
In discussing evaluation and impact, it is easy to get caught up in a numbers game. There is tremendous pressure to report on how our work is making a difference, and scale (“Billions and billions served!”) seems like the most expedient way to demonstrate why our organizations and our programs matter.

Kim and Howard Sutton Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 11, 2016
"We enjoy helping people in the community, and this fund is an extension of that." - Howard Sutton, former publisher, president, and CEO, The Providence Journal

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