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Every Rhode Islander Counts
By Jessica David / April 1, 2019
Our board of directors recently voted to send a clear message – every Rhode Islander counts, so every Rhode Islander must be counted.

Donald Farish Memorial Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 28, 2019
“He cared deeply about creating educational opportunities for underserved urban communities and providing access to nontraditional students.” - Maia Farish

Stephen P. Morenzi Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 25, 2019
“Steve was a very dear friend and a tremendous part of my life...I couldn’t have asked for a better partner. He was such a genuine human being, and a part of him touched everyone he met." - Steve Iemma

Richard J. Gladney Charitable Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 22, 2019
"Life is short. Who we are and what we do to help others is important. We should try to do as many good things as we can." - the late Richard Gladney

Carter Spark Grants launch a lively interest in STEAM
By Lisa DiMartino / March 20, 2019
A lively group of Fishing Cove Elementary School students gathered outside school Friday morning and launched rockets they built as part of an innovative program designed to make learning about gravity, trajectory and aerodynamics fun.

Keck Family Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 18, 2019
“Being generous was a theme in my parents’ and grandparents’ homes,” Kim Keck recalls. Through this new fund, the Keck family tradition of service and giving will live on.

RI PBS offers scholarship to aspiring journalists
By Chris Barnett / March 14, 2019
WSBE Rhode Island PBS is offering a $15,000 scholarship to high school seniors considering a career in broadcasting, communications or journalism. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 5.

Alton H. Conn, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 13, 2019
“Alton was more than a classmate and a great friend, he was my ‘brother,’ for we served together in the Marine Corps.” - Rick Taylor

Nancy E. and Fred R. Tripp Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 11, 2019
“We both knew the importance of volunteering. I was interested in working with children in the schools and Fred served on many community boards." - Nancy Tripp

Grants available to serve North Smithfield
By Chris Barnett / March 8, 2019
Nonprofit organizations that provide services to benefit the health and welfare of North Smithfield residents have until March 22 to apply for grants through our North Smithfield Ambulance and Rescue Association Fund.

Featured Post

  • Rhode Island Foundation announces six recipients of college scholarships in the name of Roger Williams Posted 2 months ago
    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 2 months ago
    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 3 months ago
    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 3 months ago
    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 3 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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