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The potential for Rhode Island Opportunity Zones
By Jessica David / January 22, 2019
Opportunity zones are intended to encourage private investment, and ultimately inclusive economic growth, in low income communities.

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

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.

Educational program addresses dating violence
By Katie Murray / January 14, 2019
The Katie Brown Educational Program (KBEP) promotes respectful relationships by teaching relationship violence prevention.

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

A tribute to those who strengthen our cultural diversity in the arts
By Daniel Kertzner / December 31, 2018
The 2016-2018 Expansion Arts cohort – comprised of RI Cape Verdean Heritage, Columbian American Cultural Society, India Association of Rhode Island, and Laotian Community Center of Rhode Island  – came together recently at the Atrium Gallery to celebrate their successes upon graduation from the program.

Myriam Stettler, RN Nursing Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 21, 2018
“I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for St. Joseph School of Nursing, and I want to give back to St. Joseph." - Myriam Stettler

Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Endowment
By Jean Cohoon / December 18, 2018
Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Foundation was formed in 2004 for the purpose of restoring and maintaining the Lighthouse. "It is absolutely amazing, the conversion of that place," says Mike Tripp, treasurer of the Friends.

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.

Featured Post

  • Making science come alive Posted 9 months ago
    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 10 months 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 10 months ago
    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 11 months ago
    Our RIGHA Foundation Fund awards more than $280,000 in grants to promote primary health care.
  • Introducing moves to fuel growth and expansion Posted 12 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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