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$10,000 grants for proposals to enhance the community
By Chris Barnett / March 20, 2018
Proposals should spark community engagement at the local level, be easily accessible to the community, involve new or enhance existing community partnerships, be doable, have a meaningful impact on the community, create lasting impact and make exceptionally good use of the funds.

$2.8 million available to improve health
By Chris Barnett / March 19, 2018
We will give priority to proposals that bring together clinical organizations, community-based organizations, and residents to improve the health of communities with high rates of illness, chronic disease or other adverse health outcomes.

Carter Spark Grants bolster classroom innovation
By Chris Barnett / March 12, 2018
Elementary school teachers in 23 cities and towns will share $153,000 in grants from the program launched by philanthropists Letitia and the late John Carter.

$10,000 grants available to serve RI's LGBTQ communities
By Chris Barnett / March 7, 2018
Our program is open to nonprofits that traditionally have served Rhode Island’s LGBTQ communities, as well as organizations that are working to initiate or expand services to the LGBTQ communities.

Bringing back Gilded Age trees to Newport
By Connie Grosch / February 23, 2018
The Newport Arboretum and the Newport Tree Society partner with Rogers High School students to locate, document, and propagate Newport's most special and endangered trees.

Introducing moves to fuel growth and expansion
By Chris Barnett / February 22, 2018
We are launching a new grantmaking opportunity, refining our strategic priorities, adopting impact targets and adding new staff positions to support work with partners, donors, nonprofits and community leaders.

Grants fund programs for Latino community
By Chris Barnett / February 15, 2018
Eleven nonprofit organizations that serve the Latino community will receive grants through our Juanita Sánchez Community Fund. The programs range from mentoring and after-school activities to ESL classes and scholarships.

Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund empowers RI's Black community
By Chris Barnett / January 31, 2018
To mark Black History Month, our Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund awards more than $130,000 in grants and scholarships to empower the community.

Barrington District Nursing Association Fund offers grants
By Chris Barnett / January 31, 2018
Nonprofits that provide health care, counseling or basic human needs such as food or shelter to Barrington residents have until Feb. 9 to apply for grants.

Helping Rhode Island children find homes
By Chris Barnett / January 23, 2018
Hundreds of children in state care need safe, stable foster homes. That’s why we’re joining with the Annie E. Casey Foundation to support a new initiative that will speed the certification of prospective foster families.

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