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Answering need everywhere
By Inés Merchán / September 30, 2015
Our latest grant of $5,000 is just one component of our strategy to ensure that basic human needs like food and shelter are available no matter where the need occurs.

Lilly C. Tow Fund
By Jean Cohoon / September 28, 2015
“Our mom was a gracious, determined lady. We want to keep alive her amazing spirit, sense of beauty, aura of class, and her courage to take on new challenges."

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.

A pure and humbling act of generosity
By Jim Sanzi / September 21, 2015
Throughout our history, the Foundation has been honored by the foresight and trust of donors who have placed their charitable legacies in our care through both lifetime and estate gifts.

Designing Rhode Island's economic future
By Jessica David / September 15, 2015
DESIGNxRI aims to connect the vast pool of design talent in Rhode Island and make the broader community aware that design-driven businesses play a key role in the state’s economy.

Ensuring a healthly supply of nurses
By Yvette Mendez / September 14, 2015
Nurses will play a key role in the transformation of Rhode Island’s health care system. Investing in the education of nursing leaders ensures there will be a steady supply of home-grown professionals to serve the next generation of Rhode Islanders.

Atrion Charitable Fund
By Jean Cohoon / September 8, 2015
Founded in 1987, Atrion has been guided for nearly 30 years by four business principles: vision, purpose, values, and giving back.

Our scholarships make dreams come true
By Chris Barnett / September 2, 2015
Dozens of individual and organizational donors established scholarship funds with us to help students defray educational expenses such as tuition, fees and books.

Demystifying evaluation
By Mary-Kim Arnold / September 1, 2015
Evaluation is one of those terms that can get a bad rap. Used well, and used thoughtfully, evaluation activities are simply tools to help you better understand your own work and to help arm you with information to make better, more-informed decisions.

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