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SouthSide Elementary Charter School Fund
By Jean Cohoon / July 28, 2016
SouthSide Elementary Charter School provides its young students with a solid step toward college, while emphasizing community engagement and leadership.

TGIF at the Newport Jazz Festival
By Chris Barnett / July 27, 2016
There once again will be a third day of performances at the Newport Jazz Festival this year. Our $30,000 grant will help showcase emerging artists and future stars this Friday at Fort Adams State Park.

Philanthropy inspires us
By Jim Sanzi / July 26, 2016
Last week, we invited five of our partners who are passionate about giving and actively engaged in philanthropy - Linda Fain, Malcolm Farmer III, Alan Harlam, Bhikhaji Maneckji, and Anne Sage - to share their unique stories and experiences.

Grants fund services for LGBTQ RI'ers
By Chris Barnett / July 22, 2016
This important work is enhanced by strengthening alliances between nonprofits working to address the most critical needs of Rhode Island’s LGBTQ communities, including investments in health, education and the arts, as well as issues critical to young and elderly members of the community.

Alliance Française of Providence Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / July 20, 2016
“The Alliance Française of Providence has been a beacon of French culture, language, and ‘art de vivre’ in Rhode Island for more than 115 years." - Dominique Gregoire, executive director

Seeding innovation in Rhode Island's schools
By / July 11, 2016
What do we mean when we say “innovation” in the education context? To us, innovative approaches in education are those new ideas that hold transformative promise to produce measurable results for a specific need in a sustainable and replicable way.

Arianne Corrente named communications director
By Chris Barnett / July 6, 2016
“Arianne has a wealth of experience in the nonprofit and public sectors.”

Nonprofits can apply for nearly $300,000 to improve health care
By Chris Barnett / July 5, 2016
Nonprofit organizations have until Aug. 29 to apply for grants to improve primary health care and health outcomes. Nearly $300,000 is available for distribution, with approximately 6 to 10 awards anticipated.

Nonprofits share $259,000 to serve Newport County residents
By Chris Barnett / July 1, 2016
Forty organizations serving Newport County residents will share $259,000. The grants will underwrite a host of programs ranging from job readiness training and after-school activities to preventing relationship violence and stocking food pantries.

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