Our Signature Initiatives
Throughout our nearly 100 year history, the Foundation has been dedicated "to meeting the needs of the people of Rhode Island." The peoples' most pressing needs have changed - and will continue to change - through the years.
In 2010, we identified two critical needs and began to increase our attention and resources within our education and health sectors, to raise awareness of these important issues and to position the Foundation as a catalyst for change. These focused efforts, our "signature initiatives," address:
Our primary goal for public education is to lead the effort - with our many partners:
- to reduce statewide drop-out rates for at-risk students.
Learn more about our signature initiative: public education.
Primary healthcare reform
Our primary goals in primary healthcare are to lead the efforts - with our many partners:
- to reduce the number of Rhode Islanders without a primary care "medical home" and
- to increase the number of primary care physicians practicing in Rhode Island
Learn more about our signature initiative: primary healthcare reform.