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Rhode Island Foundation adds pair to Development team
By Chris Barnett / October 3, 2014
Latest additions to our Development team will offer charitable planning advice and high-level relationship management and customer service.

A resilient Rhode Island
By Jenny Pereira / October 1, 2014
Climate change is hard for many of us to grasp. It’s too big and uncertain to include in a list of daily concerns. The good news is the Resilient Rhode Island Act provides a coordinated framework for state agencies to plan for and manage the impact of anticipated climate change as part of their existing work.

By Neil Steinberg / October 1, 2014
Four years ago, Rhode Island won a $75 million “Race to the Top” grant to help every school, teacher, and student in the state excel. My Race to the Top Steering Committee co-chair Colleen Burns Jermain joins me to look at the progress that has been made transforming education in our state.

Oct. 3 is deadline for grants to serve RI's Latino community
By Chris Barnett / September 24, 2014
Grants honor the achievements of long-time Latino community leader, organizer, and advocate Juanita Sánchez

The cost of choosing today over tomorrow
By Neil Steinberg / September 23, 2014
By working together to invest in Rhode Island's future, we can lead the way, transform our state and inspire the entire community.

The walking school bus
By Connie Grosch / September 18, 2014
With help from volunteers, a simple and manageable solution to chronic school absenteeism.

Five Questions with Herman H. Rose
By Jean Cohoon / September 16, 2014
Herman Rose established the first of three funds at the Foundation in 1985 and has been a thoughtful and involved partner throughout the nearly three decades he has worked with the Foundation.

Opening doors to Newport culture and history
By Daniel Kertzner / September 10, 2014
Five nonprofits are collaborating on a website that will preserve, document and promote the area's vibrant cultural history.

Make It Happen RI, two years later
By Jessica David / September 8, 2014
Two years ago today, we gathered with 300 business and community leaders at the Rhode Island Convention Center for Make It Happen RI. Our goal was to generate new ideas and specific action steps for improving Rhode Island’s economy. We are frequently asked, so what happened?, and the two-year mark seems like a good chance to reflect.

Testing a blended learning approach to education
By / September 3, 2014
Today, it seems everyone is wrestling with the question of how K-12 education should approach technology. Clearly, the opportunities are great.

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 2 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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