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Writers can apply for $25,000 fellowships
By Chris Barnett / July 16, 2018
Local writers have until Aug. 8 to apply for $25,000 fellowships from the Rhode Island Foundation.

South County Health Medical Staff Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / July 11, 2018
“The scholarships...help with the high cost of education and recognize students who deserve that recognition.” - Dr. David Chronley

Our grant funds novel approach to acceptance
By Chris Barnett / July 9, 2018
“The World in One Square Mile: Central Falls” is a new children’s book that chronicles the many people and cultures that together have paved Central Falls’ remarkable history.

Gloria Gemma Cancer Resource Fund
By Jean Cohoon / July 3, 2018
“We have such passion as a team and as an organization, and we believe that no one should go through cancer alone." - Maria Gemma-Corcelli, Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation

Our RI PBS fund awards its first scholarship
By Chris Barnett / June 29, 2018
Audrey Martin is the winner of the inaugural Rhode Island PBS Foundation Scholarship for high school seniors considering a career in broadcasting, communications or journalism.

Grants available to support emerging arts and cultural organizations
By Chris Barnett / June 25, 2018
Small arts and cultural organizations from the minority community have until July 20 to apply for grants of up to $30,000 through our Expansion Arts Program.

Janet E. Shuster Special Education Fund
By Jean Cohoon / June 22, 2018
“Janet displayed an outsized kindness to her students and taught them, above all, the dignity of their own lives,” - George Shuster, Jr. (son of Janet Shuster)

Foundation awards nearly $270,000 to Newport County nonprofits
By Chris Barnett / June 20, 2018
“From enriching arts and educational opportunities for young people to underwriting critical health and job readiness programs, we are grateful to work with partners that are improving lives here in Newport County,” said Neil Steinberg, our president and CEO.

Progress requires a steady course
By Neil Steinberg / June 18, 2018
The following op-ed was published in yesterday's Providence Sunday Journal. It has been said that if you aren’t sure where you are going, you won’t get there. It’s true.

Letty A. (Spino) Raponi Memorial Fund, Ralph and Letty Raponi Charitable Fund, Ralph and Letty Raponi Tribute Fund
By Jean Cohoon / June 15, 2018
Through the years, Ralph and Letty Raponi, along with Ralph’s brother Anthony, have established eight designated funds at the Foundation. Three of those funds were established in 2017.

Featured Post

  • Rhode Island Foundation announces six recipients of college scholarships in the name of Roger Williams Posted 2 months ago
    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 2 months ago
    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 3 months ago
    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 3 months ago
    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 3 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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