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Reducing health care disparities in Rhode Island
By / April 8, 2015
We were pleased to host Dr. Chin, a professor of medicine at the University of Chicago and a general internist with experience improving care of vulnerable patients with chronic disease, as part of our Civic Leadership Fund Community Conversations series.

Pennfield School Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 8, 2015
“The school is small enough that everybody knows everybody. Teachers know their students really well, and we have the ability to have conversations and make connections with our kids.” - Rob Kelley, Head of School

Jewel R. Paley Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 7, 2015
The late Jewel Paley’s love of Rhode Island and her belief in the value of a good education are the reason she established this fund, which forever will support education for Rhode Island youth.

By Jean Cohoon / April 6, 2015
Well-known for her love of music and the theatre, Emily Nicholson also exemplified a true philanthropist. Six years before her death, she established an unrestricted fund at the Foundation and later made arrangements through her estate plan both to supplement the unrestricted fund and to create a new fund at the Foundation.

Murphy Family Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 3, 2015
“The Foundation provides a very efficient way to handle your philanthropic giving,” believes Raymond F. Murphy, Jr., CPA, a principal with BlumShapiro, who established this donor advised fund.

Grants to improve primary care are available
By Chris Barnett / April 2, 2015
By encouraging new, creative thinking around delivery and administration, we will ensure Rhode Islanders will continue to have access to the health care they need

Brian Moretti Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 2, 2015
“Brian had hundreds of friends, really close friends. In a professional way, he got people on his team and, in a personal way, he was everyone’s best friend,” Michael Moretti says of his late brother, a 2005 graduate and hockey standout at Cranston High School West who died in March 2014 from a cardiomyopathy at age 26.

Dorothy Carol Mitchell Charitable Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 1, 2015
Dorothy Mitchell remembers her father as a brilliant man, a gifted music composer who played many instruments, an animal lover, and an experienced sailor, but it was his charitable nature that stands out most in her mind.

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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