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Arthur L. Teal, Sr. Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 28, 2019
“Education was just so important to our dad and providing a scholarship to benefit future social workers seems a fitting tribute.” - Lysa Teal

Janet L. Robinson Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 21, 2019
“I am a strong believer in the importance of offering quality public education, and a substantial portion of my philanthropy is directed toward education." - Janet Robinson

Cherry Family Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 13, 2019
“This (the Foundation) is the place we need to be. Through this fund, we can make our philanthropy work better and do more to help others.” - Melanie Cherry

East Side Branch YMCA Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 6, 2019
“If we can get kids in here, we can help get them on the right path and give their lives structure. Our goal is to help every kid to thrive." - Steven O’Donnell, CEO, YMCA of Greater Providence

Thomas & Maureen Moakley Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 4, 2019
“There’s so much theater here, and it’s great,” Tom Moakley says, with wife Maureen elaborating, “We went to Trinity, and it was delightful. Then we went to the Gamm which we love. And then Wilbury and all the other new and innovative performance venues in the state.”

Shirley and Kenneth Payne Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 28, 2019
“Since having a knowable past is a source of meaning for people and places, I wanted to help keep local history lively for future generations in the community of my youth." - Ken Payne

Handicraft Club Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 23, 2019
Founded in 1904, the Handicraft Club works “to promote interest in all kinds of handicrafts and to provide a place where such work can be done.”

Judith McSoley Fund for Children
By Jean Cohoon / January 17, 2019
“Judy was a fierce and tireless advocate for children in foster care and dedicated herself to their well-being and their futures." - Darlene Allen, CEO and executive director, Adoption Rhode Island

World War II Memorial Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 9, 2019
"We want to maintain the integrity of the structure (and) to have an educational component that will tell future generations the story of World War II." - Lt. General Reginald Centracchio

Iacchei and Cotoia Memorial Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 3, 2019
“Our parents and our aunt and uncle made sacrifices to make our lives better. My brother and I asked ourselves, ‘What can we do now to give back?’” - Cheryl (Iacchei) Johnson

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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