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Chris Barnett
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Dec. 11 is deadline to apply for $300,000 Innovation Fellowships
By Chris Barnett / December 3, 2015
This program enhances Rhode Island’s reputation as a place of innovation and ingenuity. We thank Letitia and John Carter for having the vision to encourage bold thinkers to bring their best ideas to life.

$2.7 million in grants awarded for health care
By Chris Barnett / December 1, 2015
By encouraging imaginative thinking around delivery and administration, we can ensure Rhode Islanders will continue to have access to the health care they need.

Buy Local RI campaign takes off
By Chris Barnett / November 24, 2015
“Buy Local RI” offers businesses and consumers a central website where merchants can market their products and services and shoppers can find locally sold products.

Animal welfare groups awarded nearly $500,000 in grants
By Chris Barnett / November 6, 2015
PAW funds organizations that promote and provide humane treatment of animals or work more generally on the welfare of animals. Grants are for projects or programs that have a positive impact statewide or in individual communities with regard to animal care, education about the humane treatment of animals and animal welfare in general.

Now accepting applications for Innovation Fellowships
By Chris Barnett / October 19, 2015
An annual initiative to stimulate proposals that can move Rhode Island forward, our Rhode Island Innovation Fellowships are made possible through the vision and generosity of philanthropists Letitia and John Carter.

Oct. 2 is deadline to apply for grants to serve RI's Latino community
By Chris Barnett / September 22, 2015
Our Juanita Sánchez Community Fund has awarded more than $100,000 in grants to date.

Our scholarships make dreams come true
By Chris Barnett / September 2, 2015
Dozens of individual and organizational donors established scholarship funds with us to help students defray educational expenses such as tuition, fees and books.

Grants to serve the Black community are available
By Chris Barnett / August 17, 2015
Proposals must serve the African-American community and focus on economic sustainability and the Black family in three specific areas: housing, financial literacy, and job training.

Minority arts and cultural groups can apply for grants
By Chris Barnett / August 14, 2015
We believe in the importance of nourishing the artistic and cultural traditions of communities of color. This is an important part of our strategy to foster diverse participation in the arts.

Nonprofits awarded $17.2 million in first half of 2015
By Chris Barnett / August 11, 2015
We align the dreams of our donors with solutions to the challenges Rhode Island faces. By supporting innovation, collaboration and leadership, we make it possible for nonprofits to achieve the changes that are vital as the state moves forward

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 3 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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