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Transforming health care through focused learning
By Katie Murray / August 29, 2018
The Care Transformation Collaborative promotes care through the patient-center medical home model, with the goals of improved care, lowered costs, and better health outcomes for Rhode Islanders.

Antonio and Angelina Azzinaro Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / August 27, 2018
This fund has been established in memory of Antonio and Angelina Azzinaro, who came to Rhode Island from Acri, Italy to seek work and to have better lives by escaping poverty in their native country.

Foundation offering $94,000 in grants to nonprofits that serve the state’s Black community
By Chris Barnett / August 23, 2018
The Rhode Island Foundation is offering $94,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations that serve the state’s Black community.

$285,000 available for health care proposals
By Chris Barnett / August 20, 2018
Nonprofit organizations have until Sept. 4 to apply for up to $285,000 in grants to improve primary health care and health outcomes through our RIGHA Foundation Fund.

A cultural treasure at Roger Williams Park
By Connie Grosch / August 16, 2018
More than 7,000 people joined us at Roger Williams Park last week for a wonderful celebration of community –a free concert by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra.

Our grantees are working to strengthen educator capacity and leadership
By Lisa DiMartino / August 10, 2018
Studies have shown that sustained, content-rich, and practice-focused professional learning by teachers leads to better student outcomes. Furthermore, leadership has been identified as second only to teaching among school influences on student success.

Mary Lou Strong Fund
By Jean Cohoon / August 7, 2018
"Family – children, grandchildren – and good friends. Making a contribution to your world. Listening to people, learning about them, helping them.” - the late Mary Lou Strong on what is important in life

$400,000 for community-building projects
By Chris Barnett / August 2, 2018
Neighborhood-based projects across the state will receive more than $400,000 from our Community Grants program. The work will range from creating community gardens in Warwick and Westerly to expanding playgrounds in Cranston and Woonsocket.

Sparking an early interest in science
By Ricky Bogert / July 31, 2018
Fourth-graders at Potter-Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket got a practical lesson in science thanks to our Carter Spark Grant program.

Edwards Fund grows local art scene
By Connie Grosch / July 26, 2018
Our donors support the arts in a variety of ways – including investing in young talent.

Featured Post

  • Making science come alive Posted 7 months ago
    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 7 months 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 8 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 8 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 10 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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