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Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 4, 2015
In Rhode Island, a brain injury occurs every hour according to the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island. This statewide nonprofit, founded in 1983, has as its mission “to prevent brain injury and to enhance the lives of those affected by brain injury.”

Boys and Girls Clubs of Providence Operational Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 3, 2015
“We are about kids who deserve a better life. We are about listening to the whys of hurts, and the how to make them better," states Nicole Dufresne, executive director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Providence.

Blount Fine Foods Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 2, 2015
The Blount family has been in the food business for five generations, beginning in the 1880s when Eddie B. Blount started an oyster packing business in West Barrington, RI.

Belmont Chapel Preservation Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 27, 2015
The August Belmont Memorial Chapel has commanded a dominant presence at the Island Cemetery in Newport since its construction in 1886.

Friends of Beechwood/North Kingstown Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 26, 2015
The North Kingstown Senior Association (dba Friends of Beechwood) is “dedicated to enhancing the social, recreational, and educational opportunities for all North Kingstown seniors.”

Edward F. Almon Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 25, 2015
From his years in semi-pro baseball, to decades of coaching Little League and Babe Ruth, to cheering on his children – and later grandchildren – Edward F. “Ted” Almon was a sports enthusiast.

AIA Rhode Island Scholarship Fund and AIA Rhode Island / DF Pray Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 24, 2015
The AIA Rhode Island Architectural Forum, the charitable arm of AIA Rhode Island (a chapter of the American Institute of Architects), was established to support educational programs within the architectural community. The Forum provides this support primarily through scholarships.

Mark G. Adrain Memorial Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 23, 2015
“Mark was a great guy, very loving, and very much into family,” says Alyn Adrain of her late brother who died in 1990 from viral myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart. He was 35.

Patty and Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship Fund
By Connie Grosch / January 5, 2015
Patty and Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation

Don't stop at 12...
By Jessica David / December 17, 2014
Every day is an opportunity to give something back to the community, and there are more great organizations than we could spotlight over the course of a year.

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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