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Grant to Food Bank will feed hungry RI'ers
By Chris Barnett / December 13, 2018
We make a $100,000 donation to the Food Bank and challenge Rhode Islanders to pitch in during this time of extraordinary need.

Professional advisors working
By Jim Sanzi / December 11, 2018
Recently, at our annual Professional Advisor Appreciation Breakfast, we invited our PAC partners to engage in a community conversation Together RI style.

Honoring nonprofits with a lot to teach us
By Chris Barnett / December 11, 2018
There is something each of our 2018 Best Practice Award recipients accomplished that can help other nonprofits become even more productive.

Polly Wall to chair our Board of Directors
By Chris Barnett / December 6, 2018
Our Board of Directors has elected Mary Brooks “Polly” Wall as Chair effective Jan. 1, 2019. She will succeed Marie Langlois.

Grants will help LGBTQ communities
By Chris Barnett / December 5, 2018
Eight nonprofit organizations serving the state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities received $53,200 in grants through our Equity Action Fund.

Zennovation Fund for Rhode Island
By Jean Cohoon / December 3, 2018
The Zennovation Fund...seeks to advance truly innovative work in education, the arts, entrepreneurship, and community leadership.

Alumnae Association of Newport Hospital School of Nursing Fund
By Jean Cohoon / November 30, 2018
"We want our name to go on, and we thought this fund would be the best way to do it." - Cheryl Abney

Animal welfare groups share nearly $480,000
By Chris Barnett / November 28, 2018
Animal welfare groups across Rhode Island will share nearly $480,000 to fund low-cost vet care for the pets of needy owners, raptor rehabilitation and a coyote education campaign among other programs.

Barnet Fain Funds
By Jean Cohoon / November 26, 2018
“My father was interested in and participated in so many things. He had a very rich and full life.” - Kenneth Fain of his late father, Barnet “Bunny” Fain

Making an impact – one house at a time
By Jessica David / November 19, 2018
Last year, we began investing, beyond traditional grant making efforts, in Rhode Island-based efforts that generate measurable social impact and a financial return. One Neighborhood Builders (ONB) is one of these efforts.

Featured Post

  • Rhode Island Foundation announces six recipients of college scholarships in the name of Roger Williams Posted last week
    The four-year, renewable scholarships are through the Carter Roger Williams Initiative, which was launched two years ago by philanthropists Letitia and late John Carter.
  • Rhode Island Foundation awards $285,000 to Newport County nonprofits Posted last week
    The grants, through our Newport County Fund, will underwrite a host of activities ranging from workforce training and after-school activities to preventing relationship violence and protecting vulnerable seniors.
  • $2.6 million awarded for behavioral health care Posted 3 weeks ago
    Six nonprofit organizations will use $2.6 million in grants to support primary and secondary prevention models and high-quality, affordable behavioral health care services across the state. The funding is the first from the Behavioral Health Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation.
  • Vision and commitment Posted last month
    Hundreds of community and business leaders, donors, grant recipients, and other partners gathered at the Rhode Island Convention Center on May 16 for our 2019 Annual Meeting. Here are highlights of what our President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg told them.
  • Rose Fund grants stimulate civic and cultural dialogue Posted last month
    The primary goals are to strengthen libraries and other civic, cultural and literacy-focused organizations and expand their role as community centers that stimulate dialogue around critical issues.
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