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Enhancing our work with donors and partners
By Neil Steinberg / March 11, 2015
Like all organizations, the Foundation is constantly adjusting to meet the needs of our customers and the community.

Sister Angela Daniels and Reverend Daniel Trainor Fund for The Genesis Center
By Jean Cohoon / March 11, 2015
Their neighbors’ need for assistance led Sister Angela Daniels and Father Daniel Trainor to co-found what today is The Genesis Center, a multi-service organization that has served more than 7,500 people from 50 countries.

College Crusade Believe Fund and College Crusade Legacy Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 10, 2015
The College Crusade was founded in 1989 “to reduce high school dropout rates and increase educational and career success for low-income urban youth." (Photo: David O'Connor)

RI students can apply for $500,000 in scholarships
By Chris Barnett / March 10, 2015
At the time of year when colleges are sending out financial aid packages, the Rhode Island Foundation is offering Rhode Island students and their families more than $500,000 in scholarships.

Children's Friend Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 10, 2015
For more than 180 years, Children’s Friend has served Rhode Island’s most vulnerable young children. President and CEO David Caprio says, “We have a responsibility to continue that legacy and to build upon it, as we move forward.”

Chariho-Westerly Animal Rescue League Legacy Fund and Chariho-Westerly Animal Rescue League Animal Welfare Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 6, 2015
For nearly half a century, the Chariho-Westerly Animal Rescue League (CWARL) was, in the words of its late founder, Ilon Sillman, “dedicated to aiding animals in distress.”

David Burnham Maritime Fund for Paul Cuffee School
By Jean Cohoon / March 5, 2015
The late David Burnham, inaugural president of the Paul Cuffee School board of trustees, once stated, “The dream of those of us who founded the school has always been to enable boys and girls to become familiar with the vast world of water.”

Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 4, 2015
In Rhode Island, a brain injury occurs every hour according to the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island. This statewide nonprofit, founded in 1983, has as its mission “to prevent brain injury and to enhance the lives of those affected by brain injury.”

Boys and Girls Clubs of Providence Operational Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 3, 2015
“We are about kids who deserve a better life. We are about listening to the whys of hurts, and the how to make them better," states Nicole Dufresne, executive director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Providence.

Blount Fine Foods Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 2, 2015
The Blount family has been in the food business for five generations, beginning in the 1880s when Eddie B. Blount started an oyster packing business in West Barrington, RI.

Featured Post

  • Making science come alive Posted 2 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 3 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 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 4 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 5 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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