Together, we can transform the present…and the future
When Jesse H. Metcalf, an industrialist and United States Senator, gave the Foundation its first gift in 1916, he could little imagine the programs he would support a century later: blended learning in public schools, off-shore wind energy development, patient-centered medical homes, high-tech workforce development, and more.
Metcalf and other founders believed “gifts for charitable purposes can be more effectively administered if such gifts are combined in a common fund and...(distributed) for the greatest good of the community.”
Fund for Rhode Island
The Fund for Rhode Island is that common fund for the greatest good of the community. It supports our mission to meet the needs of the people of Rhode Island…yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Since 1916, generous, civic-minded Rhode Islanders have placed their trust in the Foundation's knowledge and expertise to determine the course of their philanthropy.
You, too, can help address Rhode Island’s most pressing needs today…and tomorrow.