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Grants available to serve North Smithfield
By Chris Barnett / March 8, 2019
Nonprofit organizations that provide services to benefit the health and welfare of North Smithfield residents have until March 22 to apply for grants through our North Smithfield Ambulance and Rescue Association Fund.

Local writers win $25,000 fellowships
By Chris Barnett / February 27, 2019
Mary-Kim Arnold, Luisa C. Murillo and Chrysanthemum Tran will receive $25,000 grants from our Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund.

Grants and scholarships support RI's Black community
By Chris Barnett / February 22, 2019
Our Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund awards more than $125,000 in grants and scholarships to serve the state’s African-American community.

We award $52 million in grants in 2018
By Chris Barnett / February 19, 2019
Many of the grants aligned with our three strategic priorities: educational success, healthy lives and economic security. Through these, we invest in organizations and programs that strive for long-term solutions to significant community issues.

Grants spark learning across RI
By Chris Barnett / February 11, 2019
Elementary school teachers across the state will share nearly $135,000 in grants to encourage innovation in their classrooms through our Carter Spark Grants program.

Our Newport County Fund offers nearly $270,000 in grants
By Chris Barnett / February 1, 2019
Nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Newport County’s six cities and towns have until Feb. 15 to apply for grants of up to $10,000.

Carter Roger Williams Scholarships enable students to dream big
By Chris Barnett / January 16, 2019
Conceived of and funded by philanthropists Letitia and the late John Carter, the program honors the principles of the state’s founding father.

Grant to Food Bank will feed hungry RI'ers
By Chris Barnett / December 13, 2018
We make a $100,000 donation to the Food Bank and challenge Rhode Islanders to pitch in during this time of extraordinary need.

Honoring nonprofits with a lot to teach us
By Chris Barnett / December 11, 2018
There is something each of our 2018 Best Practice Award recipients accomplished that can help other nonprofits become even more productive.

Polly Wall to chair our Board of Directors
By Chris Barnett / December 6, 2018
Our Board of Directors has elected Mary Brooks “Polly” Wall as Chair effective Jan. 1, 2019. She will succeed Marie Langlois.

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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