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Child & Family - Townsend Planned Giving Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 20, 2016
“All of our programs, from our early childhood programs to our services for the elderly, are based on preserving families,” explains Child & Family CEO Marty Sinnott.

Kim and Howard Sutton Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 11, 2016
"We enjoy helping people in the community, and this fund is an extension of that." - Howard Sutton, former publisher, president, and CEO, The Providence Journal

Mary M. Juskalian Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 7, 2016
“My kids were doing amazing things like silk screening and filmmaking. I pushed my kids to their limits, and it was amazing what they could do." - Mary Juskalian, retired Providence schools art teacher

Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 5, 2016
Thanks to the generosity of the late David Wax and his wife, Elaine Arden Cali, The Gamm has a permanent fund to benefit its long-term goals, support financial security, and generate annual operating income. (Photo courtesy of Peter Goldberg)

Building a culture of philanthropy
By Jill Pfitzenmayer / December 21, 2015
The Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence sponsored a program featuring Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, Adv Dip. Simone’s message to board members and development staff is that in order to be successful in raising funds from individual donors, an organization needs a culture of philanthropy.

By Jean Cohoon / December 10, 2015
“We’ve lived here most all our lives,” Christine Rooks says of her and her husband’s desire to support organizations in the state where they grew up, had successful careers, raised a family, and have been actively involved.

proAbility Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 4, 2015
Smithfield-based proAbility, which has served Rhode Islanders since 2005, provides services to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families.

'Tis the season to give back
By Jim Sanzi / December 2, 2015
Our partners in philanthropy come from a variety of backgrounds and bring very different interests to the table, but they all share a deep understanding of the value of giving.

Sojourner House Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / November 20, 2015
“We believe that no one deserves violence in a relationship,” are the bold words on the website of Sojourner House, an organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence and their children.

Herbert S. Galkin Memorial Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / November 13, 2015
When David and Harris Galkin and Paula Wasser think of their father, three things come to mind: his love of family, his dedication to work, and his passion for boating.

Featured Post

  • Making science come alive Posted last month
    Thanks to our Carter Spark Grant, Narragansett Elementary School students just learned a lot about life around Narragansett Bay. Special education teacher Karen Festa used the grant to bring Save the Bay’s living “Bay Classroom Experience” to school.
  • Roger Williams' ideals come to life in scholarship recipients Posted last month
    The Rhode Island Foundation is sending seven high school seniors off to college with scholarships honoring Roger Williams, the state’s founding father.The four-year, renewable scholarships are through the Carter Roger Williams Initiative, which was launched last year by philanthropists Letitia and the late John Carter.
  • Carter fellowships inspire innovation Posted 2 months ago
    The recipients will receive $200,000 over four years to test and implement their proposals to dramatically improve life in Rhode Island thanks to the generosity of philanthropists Letitia and the late John Carter.
  • Grants will improve health of RI'ers Posted 3 months ago
    Our RIGHA Foundation Fund awards more than $280,000 in grants to promote primary health care.
  • Introducing moves to fuel growth and expansion Posted 4 months ago
    We are launching a new grantmaking opportunity, refining our strategic priorities, adopting impact targets and adding new staff positions to support work with partners, donors, nonprofits and community leaders.
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