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More skills, knowledge lead to higher quality jobs
By Jessica David / April 11, 2018
We know that quality jobs – which allow Rhode Islanders to support themselves and their families, prosper, save, and give back to the community – require skills and knowledge beyond the high school level.

Carter fellowships inspire innovation
By Chris Barnett / April 9, 2018
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.

Community rises to meet demand for more foster families in Rhode Island
By Inés Merchán / April 4, 2018
Hundreds of children in state care need safe, stable foster homes. That’s why we supported a new initiative to speed the certification for prospective foster families.

Grants will improve health of RI'ers
By Chris Barnett / April 3, 2018
Our RIGHA Foundation Fund awards more than $280,000 in grants to promote primary health care.

Porter Braden Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 2, 2018
“I prefer to think of these grants as investments, something to give people a leg up." - Dr. William Braden of his philanthropic interests that include educational institutions and micro-lending organizations

Miss Swinburne Fund offers help for girls and women
By Chris Barnett / March 29, 2018
Newport County women, and nonprofits that provide programs supporting the self-sufficiency and independence of local girls and women have until April 6 to apply for scholarships and grants through our Miss Swinburne Fund.

KLR/Brian A. Altomari Memorial Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 28, 2018
“We think this is an essential thing to do in Brian’s honor to help another individual seek the professional success he attained. " - Anthony Mangiarelli, CPA, partner and shareholder at KLR

Our economy needs quality jobs and prosperous businesses
By Jessica David / March 26, 2018
For our economy to truly thrive, we need both prosperous businesses and people in quality jobs, making wages that can sustain their families.

Theresa Rossi Petrella College Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 23, 2018
“My mother was generous even though she didn’t have a lot of resources. I love that she modeled and taught me to help others and to be generous.” - Diane Petrella

School facilities are the foundation for learning
By Lisa DiMartino / March 21, 2018
Through our strategic initiative, Educational Success, we're committed to improving the quality of educational environments and reducing the disparities across districts and between facilities.

Featured Post

  • Making science come alive Posted last month
    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 last month
    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 3 months ago
    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 3 months ago
    Our RIGHA Foundation Fund awards more than $280,000 in grants to promote primary health care.
  • Introducing moves to fuel growth and expansion Posted 4 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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