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$2.8 million available to improve health
By Chris Barnett / March 19, 2018
We will give priority to proposals that bring together clinical organizations, community-based organizations, and residents to improve the health of communities with high rates of illness, chronic disease or other adverse health outcomes.

Town Dock Charitable Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 16, 2018
"Giving back and supporting our community is part of our (company's) purpose statement." - Ryan Clark, president and CEO, The Town Dock

Welcoming our new partners in philanthropy
By Jim Sanzi / March 14, 2018
Every year, we are privileged and humbled by the fact that so many individuals, families, and nonprofit organizations create a fund with us or join our legacy society with their future gift intention.

Carter Spark Grants bolster classroom innovation
By Chris Barnett / March 12, 2018
Elementary school teachers in 23 cities and towns will share $153,000 in grants from the program launched by philanthropists Letitia and the late John Carter.

Tides Family Services Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 9, 2018
“Tides takes pride in taking risks to develop new programs to meet the changing needs of the families we serve." - Beth Bixby, chief executive officer

$10,000 grants available to serve RI's LGBTQ communities
By Chris Barnett / March 7, 2018
Our program is open to nonprofits that traditionally have served Rhode Island’s LGBTQ communities, as well as organizations that are working to initiate or expand services to the LGBTQ communities.

Howard and Nancy Chudacoff Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 6, 2018
“It’s the personal nature of working with the Foundation, the personal touch, and knowing that our giving will go on in perpetuity." - Howard and Nancy Chudacoff

Evaluation guides improvements to new program
By Katie Murray / March 2, 2018
Foster Forward used formative evaluation – led by external researchers – to help refine and improve their youth employment program, Works Wonders.

Sophia Academy Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 28, 2018
“Our goal is to stimulate a love for lifelong learning by providing our students with an empowering, hands-on education with opportunities beyond the classroom." - Gigi DiBello, head of school

Promotions enhance our capacity to grow
By Chris Barnett / February 26, 2018
We announce five promotions that will enhance our capacity to work in partnership with donors and grantees to meet the needs of the people of Rhode Island.

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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