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Our robust grantmaking continues in 2015
By Jenny Pereira / April 30, 2015
After a record-setting 2014, in which we awarded more money in grants than any year in our 99-year-history, we’re continuing our rigorous grantmaking in 2015. In the first quarter, our grants, both Foundation-directed and donor-directed, totaled more than $8 million.

Nepal: What you can do to help
By Jim Sanzi / April 29, 2015
The images of devastation in Nepal are heartbreaking – poverty-stricken people crowded into dirty open spaces, lacking adequate food, shelter, water and any assurance of what tomorrow will bring.

Tapping nursing’s potential to meet growing demand for primary care costs
By Yvette Mendez / April 28, 2015
Can nurse practitioners be the key to reducing and/or controlling healthcare costs, while improving access to primary care?

Still time to apply for our scholarships
By Chris Barnett / April 27, 2015
To help students defray educational expenses such as tuition, fees and books, generous individual and organizational donors established scholarship funds with us.

Making the world a smaller place
By Chris Barnett / April 24, 2015
Grants from our Demers fund will send URI engineering students across the globe.

Westerly Senior Citizens Center Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 24, 2015
“(It’s) a wonderful place to make new friends, enjoy a delicious hot meal, learn a new skill, take a day trip, volunteer, and/or partake of the wide variety of activities.”

W.H.S. Alumni Scholarship Fund
By Jamie Hull / April 23, 2015
“Traditionally, graduating classes of Westerly High School celebrating their 50th anniversary give a gift to the school." - Charles Taylor, president of the W.H.S. Alumni Scholarship Fund

Happy Earth Day
By Jenny Pereira / April 22, 2015
An Earth Day message from our Director of Grants and chief environmental enthusiast.

Veterans Memorial Auditorium Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 22, 2015
“The Vets is a piece of a very complex puzzle. If we’re all working together, the arts can bring business to the state. It’s really exciting.” - Paul Brooks, president, The Vets Foundation

Dominique Velociter Founder’s Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 21, 2015
“We build globally aware citizens who are fluent in two languages and many cultures,” states Jean-Yves Carpanèse, head of the French-American School of Rhode Island, the organization that established this endowment to honor its founder.

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