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Varoujan and V. Rose Karentz Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
Through this fund, Varoujan and Rose Karentz are continuing in perpetuity their parents’ commitment to their heritage and history. “Don’t ever forget your ethnic background.” - Varoujan Karentz

Dr. J. Paul Jones, Carolyn M. Jones and Virginia L. Jones Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
Dr. Jones helped found South County Cottage Hospital and Carolyn worked as its first administrator. “Jinny (their daughter) always felt there was no place as wonderful to be as Rhode Island." - Maude Bivins

Elizabeth J. Johnson Pawtucket History Research Center Fund and Preservation Society of Pawtucket Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
Three generations of the late Elizabeth J. Johnson’s family lived in the Joseph Spaulding House in Pawtucket where she and her grandmother amassed a collection of material about Pawtucket, its people, businesses, nonprofits, and government.

Imperial 718 Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“My grandfather, whenever he had success in business, set aside a portion to give back to the community. Family members were always on boards and involved in philanthropic causes. It was part of the family culture." - Alan Harlam

Herreshoff Marine Museum Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“We want people to understand that the museum is about so much more than just boats. It’s a place that highlights the entrepreneurism of the Herreshoff brothers, their innovation in boat building, their design and engineering expertise, and their role in the American industrial revolution." - Larry Lavers

Ralph E. Hanson Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
The late Ralph Hanson, who first became involved with Linden Place in 1988, is providing for the “crown jewel” of Bristol through this fund designated for the Friends of Linden Place.

Richard C. and Ellen M. Gower Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“I fell in love with Rhode Island. It’s beautiful, close to skiing and the ocean, and Providence is such a nice, small city. There’s always something going on.” - Ellen Gower

Baum Fund for Emmanuel Church and Brown Fund for Emmanuel Church
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
"The Foundation is so aligned with our mission of service to the community. It was a clear choice for the Vestry and me.” - The Rev. Dr. Anita Schell-Lambert

Iona Blake Dobbins Scholarship Fund for the Visual Arts
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“The scholarship fund is a way to keep Iona’s name alive, to tell people about her passions, and to help get young people to the next level in their artistic efforts." - Kristie Gardiner

Dimock Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“The environment has always been important to my family...Nature’s always been pretty close to home." - Stan Dimock

Featured Post

  • Making science come alive Posted last week
    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 3 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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