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Boston Fed names Adrian Bonéy to advisory council
By Chris Barnett / May 16, 2014
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston names Adrian Bonéy to its New England Community Development Advisory Council

10 Quick Tips: Ask a Grant Programs Officer
By Connie Grosch / May 8, 2014
A workshop for nonprofit organizations looking to improve their grant-seeking skills.

Rhode Island Foundation adds two in Community Investments
By Chris Barnett / May 7, 2014
The Rhode Island Foundation adds Connie Grosch and Shayne Purdue to its Strategy and Community Investments staff.

“Make It Happen” research will guide state policymakers
By Connie Grosch / May 6, 2014
The College and University Research Collaborative joined us at the RI Foundation to release the findings of its first round of economic development studies.

May is Mental Health Month
By Connie Grosch / May 5, 2014
Mental Health Policy Roundtable Discussion: “Mind Your Health: The Power of Integrated Policy and Integrated Behavioral Healthcare"

Our Philanthropic Partners
By Connie Grosch / May 2, 2014
We recently hosted a reception to welcome our 2013 philanthropic partners in the community and to engage them in a conversation about the Foundation’s priorities in education, promoting healthy lives, creating economic security for all, and inspiring philanthropy.

Thank you to our 'village of volunteers'
By Jean Cohoon / May 1, 2014
“It takes a village” has become a common phrase for projects that require a large number of people working together toward a common goal. Indeed, it takes a village of volunteers to assist the Foundation in the many facets of our work in meeting the needs of the people of Rhode Island.

Cross-Sector Coalitions for Education Systems
By Connie Grosch / April 30, 2014
Our Civic Leadership Fund, along with the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, sponsored our eighth discussion on Building a 21st Century Education System in Rhode Island. Warren Simmons, executive director of the Annenberg Institute, shown here, moderated the event.

Thinking strategically about website design and content
By Jean Cohoon / April 28, 2014
The all-new rifoundation.org is a completely re-designed and re-focused website that highlights Foundation initiatives, encourages site visitors to become involved, and is structured around three high-level focus areas.

Are you getting the board members you need?
By Jill Pfitzenmayer / April 23, 2014
There are many board members who fit that profile and who bring passion, talent and treasure to their role. But are you shortchanging your organization because you’re thinking too narrowly about board membership?

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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