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Thomas DePetrillo and Carol Keefe Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“Having money is nice, but it is a blessing only if you share some of it to help your community and those less fortunate than you.” - Tom DePetrillo

Frieda Dengal Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“She (Frieda Dengal) wanted to give to something where she could do the most good…where her fund could grow and where it would be added to other funds to have an even greater impact.” - Christine Driscoll

Denby Family Fund for Public Art in Providence
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“We have personally seen very lively, inspirational outdoor art. It can lift up the aesthetic profile of a city and improve a city’s economic position through new tourism and convention business. Having cool, fun art would do great things for the city.” - Charles Denby, M.D.

Delmonico Family Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“This permanent fund is a wonderful way to keep the Delmonico family name alive, while also contributing to the community." - Gilda “Jill” Delmonico

Cranston Historical Society Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
Protect, preserve, promote. Those are the words Sandra Moyer, president of the Cranston Historical Society, uses to succinctly explain the Society’s mission.

Samuel J. and Esther Chester Arts Fund, Samuel J. and Esther Chester Medical Research Fund, and Louis and Goldie Chester Full Plate Kosher Food Pantry Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“He (Sam Chester) followed his interests with a passion and always wanted to help people.” - Tony Del Vecchio

Friends of Canonchet Farm Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“This farm means a lot to the community now. It’s changed from a place where nobody even knew it existed to a place where people say ‘I can’t believe this beautiful spot is here in Narragansett.’" - Kathie Kelleher

Bhikhaji Maneckji Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
Bhikhaji Maneckji is committed “to anything where my money helps people, especially that helps people to advance.”

Amaral Family Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“I remember our happiness, our tears, our good times, our hard times, and a lot of conversation while growing up on Summit Street in East Providence…This family is too precious to fall by the wayside without anyone knowing us." - George Amaral

By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
Joan O’Connor’s love for animals, evidenced through her involvement with local animal humane organizations, as well as the two cats, Wendy Lou and Nigel, who kept her company for many years, will be permanently recognized through this fund she established for the World Society for the Protection of Animals.

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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