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Rhode Island Foundation adds two in Community Investments
By Chris Barnett / May 7, 2014
The Rhode Island Foundation adds Connie Grosch and Shayne Purdue to its Strategy and Community Investments staff.

“Make It Happen” research will guide state policymakers
By Connie Grosch / May 6, 2014
The College and University Research Collaborative joined us at the RI Foundation to release the findings of its first round of economic development studies.

Rhode Island Foundation Announces Recipients of 2014 Innovation Fellowships
By Chris Barnett / April 16, 2014
Amy Bernhardt and David Dadekian will each receive $300,000 to develop, test, and implement ideas to improve life in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Foundation Names Toby Shepherd Programs Officer for Educational Grantmaking
By Chris Barnett / April 14, 2014
The Rhode Island Foundation has named Toby Shepherd as a grant programs officer effective May 5.

Rhode Island Foundation, Cox Communications Team Up to Offer Rhode Island Success Stories “On Demand”
By Chris Barnett / April 3, 2014
The Rhode Island Foundation and Cox Communications have announced the debut of “Our Backyard TV,” where Rhode Islanders can find good news about their state 24 hours a day.

By Lauren Paola / March 31, 2014
Rhode Island nonprofits have until April 15 to apply for grants to encourage justice for, support and improve the quality of life of LGBTQ Rhode Islanders.

By Lauren Paola / February 28, 2014
More than 1,300 nonprofits from every corner of the state receive funding to improve health care, education, community development, the environment, arts and culture, human services

Foundation awards $25,000 fellowships to three RI artists
By Lauren Paola / February 11, 2014
Rhode Island artists Anthony Giannini, Leslie Hirst, and Daniel Sousa awarded $25,000 fellowships by the Rhode Island Foundation through the Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund.

Economic intersections recommendations released at Make It Happen RI 2.0
By Lauren Paola / January 23, 2014
Hundreds of ideas distilled into 21 broad recommendations to create jobs and to grow industries in Rhode Island.

Michael Allio named to Foundation Board of Directors
By Lauren Paola / January 15, 2014
Michael K. Allio, CEO of Allio Associates LLC and a former deputy director of strategy and management at the Gates Foundation, has joined the Foundation board of directors.

Featured Post

  • Making science come alive Posted last week
    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 3 weeks ago
    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 last month
    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 last month
    Our RIGHA Foundation Fund awards more than $280,000 in grants to promote primary health care.
  • Introducing moves to fuel growth and expansion Posted 3 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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