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Helping after Hurricane Harvey
By Neil Steinberg / August 30, 2017
If you wish to assist the people of Texas who have been affected by the storm, please consider giving to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

Nonprofit board and staff: check out these great learning opportunities
By Keith Tavares / August 28, 2017
We are excited to announce our fall programs that provide opportunities for nonprofit staff and board members to learn new skills and techniques to help them better achieve their organizations’ missions.

Data-informed decision making to drive improvement
By Katie Murray / August 25, 2017
At the Rhode Island Foundation we have the privilege of learning from and with many organizations that use data to guide their decisions and increase their impact.

South County nonprofits win funding
By Chris Barnett / August 23, 2017
Seven South County nonprofits have won grants through the Rhode Island Foundation’s Community Grants program. The funding will support work ranging from creating performance spaces to keeping senior citizens healthy. “These grants will create places to gather, build relationships and launch new collaborations that will make community connections stronger all over Rhode Island,” said Neil D. Steinberg, president and CEO of the Foundation.

Offering grants to serve the Black community
By Chris Barnett / August 22, 2017
Nonprofits serving Rhode Island’s Black community have until Sept. 15 to apply for nearly $90,000 in grants through the new Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick Fund
By Jean Cohoon / August 18, 2017
“A Boys & Girls Club is a place where kids go that people ask, ‘What did you do today? Did you have a good day?’ We take the time to care and to help instill the right values in a child.” - Executive Director Lara D'Antuono

We're offering composers $25,000 to create music
By Chris Barnett / August 11, 2017
Rhode Island composers who dream of having more time to work on their craft have until Sept. 5 to apply for $25,000 fellowships from the Rhode Island Foundation. The grants are considered to be among the largest no-strings-attached awards available to artists in the United States.

Building community with music
By Connie Grosch / August 9, 2017
More than 7,000 people joined us at Roger Williams Park last week for a wonderful celebration of community –a free concert by the Rhode Island Philharmonic. The event showcased one of our state’s cultural treasures in one of our best-loved places for the people of Rhode Island.

Offering nearly $300,000 in grants to improve health care
By Chris Barnett / August 4, 2017
Supporting programs that improve the health of Rhode Islanders is one of our core objectives. Our priority is proposals that will greatly impact the provision of quality and affordable health care services or that will connect individuals with the community health resources necessary for better health outcomes.

Talking philanthropy with our VP of Development
By Chris Barnett / August 3, 2017
“Every day we’re striving to connect generous donors with the causes they are passionate about. The process is fun and inspirational and touches on my values.”

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