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RI's food sector continues to bloom
By Jenny Pereira / August 26, 2016
This is an exciting time in the development of Rhode Island’s food policy and an opportunity to encourage private-public collaborations that can move our food system forward – toward economic growth, improved health outcomes, and a more sustainable future.

The Healing Foods Project – it's change
By Jessica David / December 14, 2015
People who are poor aren’t armed with information they need to be healthier. We want to change that.

Thank you for all that you do
By Neil Steinberg / October 2, 2015
I would like to thank all the nonprofits in Rhode Island for all that you do to serve the Rhode Island community.

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.

Financial incentives like money in the bank
By Inés Merchán / May 1, 2015
Grant to Capital Good Fund will help keep the working poor warm and dry and out of the food pantry.

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.

$75,000 for short-term energy assistance, investments for long-term energy efficiency
By Jenny Pereira / November 19, 2014
Energy experts say we could see up to a 30% increase in our electric bills. Whether or not the Farmer’s Almanac’s predictions of a harsher winter are correct, we know that higher utility costs will cause vulnerable families additional hardship.

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.

30 Newport County nonprofits receive grants
By Chris Barnett / July 3, 2014
The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded $166,666 in grants to 30 nonprofit groups serving Newport County residents.

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