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Daniel Kertzner
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Nourishing artistic and cultural traditions
By Daniel Kertzner / November 21, 2016
Collaborating with the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, the Expansion Arts program targets emerging organizations whose programs and missions center on the cultural practices and traditions of Rhode Island’s diverse communities.

Advancing cultural equity in the arts
By Daniel Kertzner / November 2, 2015
Honoring Rhode Island's late U.S. States Senator Claiborne Pell - who was instrumental in the development of the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities - the 2015 Pell Lecture challenged us to develop a more equitable arts ecosystem.

Furthering our collective impact
By Daniel Kertzner / October 7, 2015
Increasingly, the Foundation seeks to partner with our donors as we work to find solutions to the complex problems facing the state. Over the last few years, the Foundation has offered our donors the opportunity to invest in grant opportunities with us. We call this “co-funding”.

Rhody Ramble makes history fun for families
By Daniel Kertzner / August 3, 2015
Led by cartoon mascot Rhody the Rooster, the Ramble helps families connect with historic Rhode Island places – from oceanfront mansions to historic farms – and enjoy fun, low cost events in their community.

Opening doors to Newport culture and history
By Daniel Kertzner / September 10, 2014
Five nonprofits are collaborating on a website that will preserve, document and promote the area's vibrant cultural history.

Grants 'reflect the breadth and depth of our grantmaking'
By Daniel Kertzner / August 26, 2014
The Rhode Island Foundation awarded more than $15.6 million in grants to fund dozens of programs serving Rhode Islanders throughout the state in the first half of 2014.

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