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Friends of Canonchet Farm Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“This farm means a lot to the community now. It’s changed from a place where nobody even knew it existed to a place where people say ‘I can’t believe this beautiful spot is here in Narragansett.’" - Kathie Kelleher

Bhikhaji Maneckji Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
Bhikhaji Maneckji is committed “to anything where my money helps people, especially that helps people to advance.”

Amaral Family Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“I remember our happiness, our tears, our good times, our hard times, and a lot of conversation while growing up on Summit Street in East Providence…This family is too precious to fall by the wayside without anyone knowing us." - George Amaral

By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
Joan O’Connor’s love for animals, evidenced through her involvement with local animal humane organizations, as well as the two cats, Wendy Lou and Nigel, who kept her company for many years, will be permanently recognized through this fund she established for the World Society for the Protection of Animals.

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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