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Jean Cohoon
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Taylor Strong Charitable Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 27, 2018
“Rhode Island has a lot to offer. The quality of life is good here. We want to preserve it…and make it better.” - Dexter Strong and Maureen Taylor

Saint Elizabeth Community Fund for Quality Eldercare in RI
By Jean Cohoon / April 23, 2018
“We have the most extensive array of services for older adults of any senior care provider in Rhode Island." - Steven J. Horowitz, president & CEO of Saint Elizabeth Community

Karen Borger Holocaust Education Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 20, 2018
“I knew I wanted to do something philanthropic, and I started thinking about what really matters to me. The Holocaust has always captured my attention as something that was so incredibly horrible, but we must continue to tell the story." - Karen Borger

Banigan Malm Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 13, 2018
Rev. Raymond Banigan Malm has dedicated his life to issues of social justice, focusing on services for those with AIDS, teaching nonviolence, and currently, immigration.

Porter Braden Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 2, 2018
“I prefer to think of these grants as investments, something to give people a leg up." - Dr. William Braden of his philanthropic interests that include educational institutions and micro-lending organizations

KLR/Brian A. Altomari Memorial Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 28, 2018
“We think this is an essential thing to do in Brian’s honor to help another individual seek the professional success he attained. " - Anthony Mangiarelli, CPA, partner and shareholder at KLR

Theresa Rossi Petrella College Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 23, 2018
“My mother was generous even though she didn’t have a lot of resources. I love that she modeled and taught me to help others and to be generous.” - Diane Petrella

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

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

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

Featured Post

  • Rhode Island Foundation announces six recipients of college scholarships in the name of Roger Williams Posted last month
    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 month
    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 last month
    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 2 months ago
    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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