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Doris Gademan Stephens Mariposa Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 20, 2015
"The sense of community, fellowship, and a deep connection to the land where the food came from took Doris back to her childhood when she was raised on a farm." - Paula Sager

Sinclair Family Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 17, 2015
The Sinclair family has a long history of community involvement and philanthropy. “You just help a little piece of the world and do the best you can,” Rosalyn Sinclair explains.

'Behind every proposal is a passionate, creative, positive advocate'
By Jessica David / April 16, 2015
We are excited to announce the 2015 Rhode Island Innovation Fellows, John Haley and the team of Daniel Kamil and Emily Steffian.

Marilyn Swan Miller Schultz Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 16, 2015
“I always considered Marilyn to be the teacher every child should have. She was a remarkable teacher and a very creative person,” John Schultz says of his late wife.

$300,000 Fellowships will spur innovation
By Chris Barnett / April 15, 2015
The proposals will jumpstart the state's shellfishing industry and enhance RI's reputation as a regional arts center.

By Jean Cohoon / April 15, 2015
“He was a spiritual leader in the spiritual community,” Dr. Irving Schneider says of his father, the late Cantor Morris Schneider who served as cantor at Congregation Adas Israel in Fall River for more than 50 years.

Marissa Salabert Memorial Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 14, 2015
“We want to do something meaningful in her memory. I feel good…we’re celebrating her life,” says Maria Salabert of this scholarship fund established in memory of her daughter, Marissa, who died in 2007 at age 19.

Rhode Island National Guard Living Memorial Care and Maintenance Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 13, 2015
Along the tree-lined Memorial Boulevard of the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter stands the only memorial to the National Guard of Rhode Island.

Fund of the Providence Shelter for Colored Children
By Jean Cohoon / April 10, 2015
For more than 100 years, the Providence Shelter for Colored Children provided a safe haven for Black children.

Preserve Rhode Island Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 9, 2015
“We want to keep our special, unique historic structures and our special places that form the character of our communities and contribute so much to the quality of life in Rhode Island,” states Valerie Talmage, executive director of Preserve Rhode Island.

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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