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Proceeds of book highlighting Latino history in Rhode Island to benefit the Juanita Sánchez Community Fund
By Inés Merchán / September 2, 2014
Marta V. Martínez, Executive Director of Rhode Island Latino Arts, recently published a book of stories she collected over the past 20 years for the Latino Oral History Project of RI.

Creating a healthy supply of nurses
By / August 29, 2014
Nurses play a key role in the transformation of the healthcare system, but we are facing a looming shortage.

Grants 'reflect the breadth and depth of our grantmaking'
By Daniel Kertzner / August 26, 2014
The Rhode Island Foundation awarded more than $15.6 million in grants to fund dozens of programs serving Rhode Islanders throughout the state in the first half of 2014.

New community greenhouse raises hope
By Chris Barnett / August 22, 2014
The structure on Providence's Southside will extend the growing season for neighborhood farmers, foster micro-businesses, promote composting and serve Providence students with fresh food and learning.

LGBTQ groups receive $47,500 in grants
By Chris Barnett / August 21, 2014
Nine nonprofit organizations that serve the state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities receive nearly $48,000 through our Equity Action fund.

$15.6 million in grants awarded in first half of 2014
By Chris Barnett / August 14, 2014
We awarded more than $15.6 million in grants to fund dozens of programs serving Rhode Islanders throughout the state in the first half of 2014.

What I have learned from the Rhode Island Fellows
By Jill Pfitzenmayer / August 1, 2014
Listening to their stories and experiences, I have learned that our nonprofit executives are a passionate, talented and tireless group of leaders.

$25,000 grants target composers
By Chris Barnett / July 30, 2014
Our MacColl Johnson Fellowships will enable three Rhode Island composers to spend a year to working on their music.

Hep C taking spotlight at Waterfire
By Chris Barnett / July 25, 2014
A statewide campaign to eliminate hepatitis C in Rhode Island will offer people free, confidential screenings at Waterfire this Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. on the College Street Bridge.

Getting people back to work
By Jessica David / July 25, 2014
SAMI is an eight-week training program to help unemployed Rhode islanders connect with jobs in the marine trades and manufacturing industries. The program recruits, screens, and trains individuals for high demand careers in these industries at no cost to participants.

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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