Foundation milestones

1916
The Foundation founded with a $10,000 gift from Jesse H. Metcalf

1922
Foundation makes its first grant – awarding $850 to the Providence Scholarship Fund for Providence high schoolers

1932
RIF receives its first $100,000 gift (from the Marquise D’Andigne)

1946
Foundation reaches $1 million in assets

1964
Foundation first exceeds $1 million in annual gifts

1975
John Marshall III becomes the Foundation’s first full-time executive director

1977
Foundation first awards $1 million in annual grants

1979
Doug Jansson appointed executive director

1990
Foundation reaches $100 million in assets

1991
Foundation receives single largest donation - $34 million (Rhode Island Charities Trust via Royal Little)

1993
Ron Gallo appointed the Foundation’s first president

1996
Foundation first awards $10 million in annual grants

1997
Foundation reaches 500 funds

1999
Foundation purchases One Union Station

2000
Foundation first reports exceeding 1,000 in annual grants awarded

2006
Foundation reaches $500 million in assets

2008
Foundation launches the Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence

2008
Neil Steinberg appointed president and CEO

2011
Foundation launches the Rhode Island Innovation Fellowships

2012
Foundation first awards $30 million in annual grants

2012
Foundation launches Make It Happen RI economic development initiative

2015
Foundation first awards $40 million in annual grants

2015
Foundation’s assets are $790 million
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