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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.

Ralph, Letty, and Anthony Raponi Tribute Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 7, 2019
With the establishment of this designated fund, Ralph and Letty Raponi, along with Ralph’s brother Anthony, have established a total of nine funds at the Foundation.

F.A.F. Cares Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 5, 2019
Adopting a family for the holidays, organizing food drives, and assisting homeless shelters are just a few of the activities the employees of Greenville-based Fashion Accessories First (F.A.F. Inc.) have supported through the F.A.F. Cares Program.

Arthur L. Teal, Sr. Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 28, 2019
“Education was just so important to our dad and providing a scholarship to benefit future social workers seems a fitting tribute.” - Lysa Teal

Local writers win $25,000 fellowships
By Chris Barnett / February 27, 2019
Mary-Kim Arnold, Luisa C. Murillo and Chrysanthemum Tran will receive $25,000 grants from our Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund.

Grants and scholarships support RI's Black community
By Chris Barnett / February 22, 2019
Our Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund awards more than $125,000 in grants and scholarships to serve the state’s African-American community.

Janet L. Robinson Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 21, 2019
“I am a strong believer in the importance of offering quality public education, and a substantial portion of my philanthropy is directed toward education." - Janet Robinson

Featured Post

  • Rhode Island Foundation announces six recipients of college scholarships in the name of Roger Williams Posted last week
    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 week
    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 weeks 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 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 last month
    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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