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Grants seed local medical research
By Chris Barnett / July 12, 2019
We are awarding $400,000 to advance 17 promising projects to the point where they can compete for national funding.

A healthier Rhode Island for the ages
By Chris Barnett / July 3, 2019
Harvard Pilgrim joined the Foundation in announcing the latest round of grants -- nearly $280,000 for everything from launching an urgent care pediatric psychiatric clinic to training nurses to deliver home health care to the state’s aging population.

Rhode Island Foundation announces six recipients  of college scholarships in the name of Roger Williams
By Chris Barnett / June 17, 2019
The four-year, renewable scholarships are through the Carter Roger Williams Initiative, which was launched two years ago by philanthropists Letitia and late John Carter.

Rhode Island Foundation awards $285,000 to Newport County nonprofits
By Chris Barnett / June 12, 2019
The grants, through our Newport County Fund, will underwrite a host of activities ranging from workforce training and after-school activities to preventing relationship violence and protecting vulnerable seniors.

Summertime tradition of generosity
By Connie Grosch / June 7, 2019
Our Providence Journal Summertime Fund is once again accepting donations to send needy children to camp this summer. The goal is to make school vacation season brighter for youngsters within our community.

$2.6 million awarded for behavioral health care
By Chris Barnett / May 28, 2019
Six nonprofit organizations will use $2.6 million in grants to support primary and secondary prevention models and high-quality, affordable behavioral health care services across the state. The funding is the first from the Behavioral Health Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation.

Vision and commitment
By Neil Steinberg / May 22, 2019
Hundreds of community and business leaders, donors, grant recipients, and other partners gathered at the Rhode Island Convention Center on May 16 for our 2019 Annual Meeting. Here are highlights of what our President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg told them.

Rose Fund grants stimulate civic and cultural dialogue
By Chris Barnett / May 15, 2019
The primary goals are to strengthen libraries and other civic, cultural and literacy-focused organizations and expand their role as community centers that stimulate dialogue around critical issues.

We are from Islam and Judaism
By Connie Grosch / May 9, 2019
Partners in Peace is based on the premise that understanding comes through building real relationships in the real world.

Building the next generation of nonprofit leadership
By Jill Pfitzenmayer / May 1, 2019
Some nonprofit missions are so compelling that people want to give their time and financial support at the highest level by serving on the board of directors. We want to help those dedicated individuals express their passion for mission through board service.

Featured Post

  • Rhode Island Foundation announces six recipients of college scholarships in the name of Roger Williams Posted last month
    The four-year, renewable scholarships are through the Carter Roger Williams Initiative, which was launched two years ago by philanthropists Letitia and late John Carter.
  • Rhode Island Foundation awards $285,000 to Newport County nonprofits Posted last month
    The grants, through our Newport County Fund, will underwrite a host of activities ranging from workforce training and after-school activities to preventing relationship violence and protecting vulnerable seniors.
  • $2.6 million awarded for behavioral health care Posted last month
    Six nonprofit organizations will use $2.6 million in grants to support primary and secondary prevention models and high-quality, affordable behavioral health care services across the state. The funding is the first from the Behavioral Health Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation.
  • Vision and commitment Posted last month
    Hundreds of community and business leaders, donors, grant recipients, and other partners gathered at the Rhode Island Convention Center on May 16 for our 2019 Annual Meeting. Here are highlights of what our President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg told them.
  • Rose Fund grants stimulate civic and cultural dialogue Posted 2 months ago
    The primary goals are to strengthen libraries and other civic, cultural and literacy-focused organizations and expand their role as community centers that stimulate dialogue around critical issues.
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