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Writers can apply for $25,000 fellowships
By Chris Barnett / July 16, 2015
Rhode Island writers who dream of spending a year working on their craft have until Aug. 7 to apply for $25,000 fellowships.

Our robust grantmaking continues in 2015
By Jenny Pereira / April 30, 2015
After a record-setting 2014, in which we awarded more money in grants than any year in our 99-year-history, we’re continuing our rigorous grantmaking in 2015. In the first quarter, our grants, both Foundation-directed and donor-directed, totaled more than $8 million.

'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.

Rhode Island Foundation Awards $25,000 Fellowships to Three Composers
By Chris Barnett / February 10, 2015
Our funding gives mid-career composers the resources to invest in honing their craft.

The MacColl Johnson Fellowships: Celebrating Ten Years
By Connie Grosch / January 23, 2015
With the rapidly approaching announcement of the winners of this year’s MacColl Johnson Fellowships – now in its 10th year - we talk with six of the 27 composers, writers and visual artists who have been awarded the fellowships over the past decade. Hear what they have to say about its impact on their work and careers.

Providence CityArts celebratory flash party
By Connie Grosch / November 14, 2014
Providence CityArts celebrates its National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award with a flash party bus tour with a stop at Providence City Hall to thank the Rhode Island Foundation for its support.

Keeping traditions alive
By Connie Grosch / October 30, 2014
A joint effort between the Rhode Island Foundation, the RI Council for the Humanities, and the RI State Council on the Arts, the Expansion Arts Program focuses on small and emerging arts and humanities organizations run by and serving communities of color.

Opening doors to Newport culture and history
By Daniel Kertzner / September 10, 2014
Five nonprofits are collaborating on a website that will preserve, document and promote the area's vibrant cultural history.

Grants 'reflect the breadth and depth of our grantmaking'
By Daniel Kertzner / August 26, 2014
The Rhode Island Foundation awarded more than $15.6 million in grants to fund dozens of programs serving Rhode Islanders throughout the state in the first half of 2014.

$25,000 grants target composers
By Chris Barnett / July 30, 2014
Our MacColl Johnson Fellowships will enable three Rhode Island composers to spend a year to working on their music.

Featured Post

  • Making science come alive Posted 5 days 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 2 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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