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Jean Cohoon
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Saint Elizabeth Community Fund for Quality Eldercare in RI
By Jean Cohoon / April 23, 2018
“We have the most extensive array of services for older adults of any senior care provider in Rhode Island." - Steven J. Horowitz, president & CEO of Saint Elizabeth Community

Karen Borger Holocaust Education Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 20, 2018
“I knew I wanted to do something philanthropic, and I started thinking about what really matters to me. The Holocaust has always captured my attention as something that was so incredibly horrible, but we must continue to tell the story." - Karen Borger

Banigan Malm Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 13, 2018
Rev. Raymond Banigan Malm has dedicated his life to issues of social justice, focusing on services for those with AIDS, teaching nonviolence, and currently, immigration.

Porter Braden Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 2, 2018
“I prefer to think of these grants as investments, something to give people a leg up." - Dr. William Braden of his philanthropic interests that include educational institutions and micro-lending organizations

KLR/Brian A. Altomari Memorial Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 28, 2018
“We think this is an essential thing to do in Brian’s honor to help another individual seek the professional success he attained. " - Anthony Mangiarelli, CPA, partner and shareholder at KLR

Theresa Rossi Petrella College Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 23, 2018
“My mother was generous even though she didn’t have a lot of resources. I love that she modeled and taught me to help others and to be generous.” - Diane Petrella

Town Dock Charitable Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 16, 2018
"Giving back and supporting our community is part of our (company's) purpose statement." - Ryan Clark, president and CEO, The Town Dock

Tides Family Services Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 9, 2018
“Tides takes pride in taking risks to develop new programs to meet the changing needs of the families we serve." - Beth Bixby, chief executive officer

Howard and Nancy Chudacoff Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 6, 2018
“It’s the personal nature of working with the Foundation, the personal touch, and knowing that our giving will go on in perpetuity." - Howard and Nancy Chudacoff

Sophia Academy Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 28, 2018
“Our goal is to stimulate a love for lifelong learning by providing our students with an empowering, hands-on education with opportunities beyond the classroom." - Gigi DiBello, head of school

Featured Post

  • Making science come alive Posted last month
    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 last month
    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 2 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 3 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 4 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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