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Aligning education and industry for workforce development that works
By Jessica David / February 18, 2015
Texas State Technical College’s public funding is based on the five-year earnings of its graduates. College for America at Southern New Hampshire University offers an online competency-based college education for $2,500/year.

A privilege and an honor
By Neil Steinberg / February 4, 2015
I had the great honor of being Senator Jack Reed’s guest at this year’s State of the Union Address.

The state of the teaching profession: A conversation with Shael Polakow-Suransky
By / January 20, 2015
A national thought leader talks about the future of teacher prep with more than 75 educators and civic leaders at the first of our Community Conversations.

A resilient Rhode Island
By Jenny Pereira / October 1, 2014
Climate change is hard for many of us to grasp. It’s too big and uncertain to include in a list of daily concerns. The good news is the Resilient Rhode Island Act provides a coordinated framework for state agencies to plan for and manage the impact of anticipated climate change as part of their existing work.

Getting people back to work
By Jessica David / July 25, 2014
SAMI is an eight-week training program to help unemployed Rhode islanders connect with jobs in the marine trades and manufacturing industries. The program recruits, screens, and trains individuals for high demand careers in these industries at no cost to participants.

Promoting entrepreneurship for economic growth
By Jessica David / July 17, 2014
Venture for America’s mission is to create jobs and revitalize communities through entrepreneurship.

By Lauren Paola / October 1, 2013
Steinberg highlights projects resulting from Make It Happen RI.

By Lauren Paola / September 23, 2013
$75,000 award from Rhode Island Foundation will enable partnership to bring leaders of eight industry sectors together to build action plan for economic development

Foundation launches statewide media campaign, Rhode Island: It’s All In Our Backyard
By Lauren Paola / July 31, 2013
The Rhode Island Foundation has launched a statewide marketing campaign designed to celebrate Rhode Island and highlight the state’s people, organizations, businesses, and industries.

By Lauren Paola / March 13, 2013
Six months following its economic development gathering Make It Happen RI, the Foundation announced awards totaling $630,000 to initiate and accelerate 12 projects catalyzed by the event.

Featured Post

  • Rhode Island Foundation announces six recipients of college scholarships in the name of Roger Williams Posted last month
    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 last month
    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 last month
    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 last month
    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 2 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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