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Nonprofits serving Newport County share $270,000 in grants
By Chris Barnett / July 25, 2017
The grants, through the Foundation’s Newport County Fund (NCF), will underwrite a host of activities ranging from job readiness training and after-school activities to preventing relationship violence and stocking food pantries.

Plugging into the community
By Chris Barnett / July 21, 2017
We award a $15,000 Centennial Community Grant to the City of Newport to create the “Plug Park,” a temporary stop for people looking to recharge themselves or their electronic devices.

Grants build community throughout RI
By Chris Barnett / July 14, 2017
Our Community Grants program would not be possible but for the foresight of those who came before us, the donors who generously invest in our state and the nonprofits that transform those resources into action.

Combatting the “summer slide”
By Lisa DiMartino / July 11, 2017
Learn about three programs the Foundation is supporting to help Rhode Island youth combat summer learning loss.

Nine nonprofits win grants to bring history to life
By Chris Barnett / June 9, 2017
Our Archive, Document, Display and Disseminate Fund, awards grants to nine nonprofit for documenting everything from RI's African American history to the rich stories of the state’s immigrant communities.

Grants seed medical research
By Chris Barnett / June 6, 2017
We give nearly $400,000 in grants to 17 promising medical research projects, including opioid-use disorder and ADHA studies.

Marker trail points the way to the future for fishing industry
By Chris Barnett / June 2, 2017
Our grant enables the commercial fishing community of Galilee to create a new walking trail featuring 10 interpretive sign panels that promote the local seafood industry.

Ensuring young lives stay healthy
By Larry Warner / May 30, 2017
Grants to Hasbro Children’s Hospital will encourage delivery in new, creative ways. And that will make a significant difference in the lives of some of the state’s most vulnerable children – foster children and children with vision-related impairments.

Bliss, Gross, Horowitz, Fund offers grants to Jewish groups
By Chris Barnett / May 15, 2017
Jewish community charitable organizations, synagogues and day schools from Barrington to East Greenwich have until June 9 to apply for more than $35,000 in grants through our Bliss, Gross, Horowitz Fund.

Nonprofits receive $270,000 to improve health care services
By Chris Barnett / May 4, 2017
Five nonprofits receive more than $270,000 in grants to increase health care services in Rhode Island through our RIGHA Foundation Fund.

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