Founded in 1916, the Rhode Island Foundation is one of the nations oldest and largest community foundations. We are Rhode Island's only community foundation and the largest funder of Rhode Island's non-profit sector.
|Jesse H. Metcalf
Over almost a century, the original $10,000 gift from Jesse H. Metcalf has grown to more than $780 million dollars in assets that is dedicated to addressing the needs of our community. In 2013, the Foundation made grants of more than $31 million to organizations addressing the state's most pressing issues and needs of diverse communities.
The Rhode Island Foundation is a proactive community and philanthropic leader dedicated to meeting the needs of the people of Rhode Island.