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Colonel Lee Walton and Xenia Roberts Memorial Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“Xenia told me several times that she and Lee discussed leaving money to charity, for something that would help mankind." - Mary Kosowski

Rhode Island 4-H Club Foundation Memorial Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
Rhode Island 4-H offers 35 project areas, ranging from leadership and life skills to healthy living and from science/technology/environment to communications and expressive art.

Frank J. Raponi Memorial Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
"Frank was an avid believer of the Smile Train Charity where children from all over the world with deformed clefts would get free surgery so that they could live a normal life. This fund will forever benefit Smile Train, Inc., helping it to continue its wonderful work.” - Anthony, Ralph, and Letty Raponi

Lombard John Pozzi Historical Preservation Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“I’m putting so much effort and time into these properties. I want to preserve what I’ve done and let them live on for future generations to use and enjoy.” - the late Lombard Pozzi

Nadler Family Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
Both Charles Fenger Nadler, Jr. and Louise Mauran Nadler are proud to be able to say that they were raised in families with long histories of community collaboration and volunteerism. In looking at the future, they want to help to ensure the continuation of those legacies.

Maurania/Rainbow Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
"This is a wonderful opportunity to support the places and institutions that are near and dear to our hearts." - Marion Mariner

Ruth and Samuel Markoff Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“The roots of our family are in Rhode Island. We'd like to continue our parents' philanthropy where their legacy began.” - Bernice Gourse

Paul D. Lynch Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
"My father had a great perspective on life and on people. He was so approachable and visible throughout the Westerly area. It is our hope that this fund will allow us to continue his legacy of generosity forever." - Peter Lynch

Lewis P. and Edna D. Lipsitt Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
"Education, social justice, and the well-being of children have been passions in our lives." - Lewis P. Lipsitt

Lifelong Learning Collaborative Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
Lifelong Learning Collaborative, which invites members and prospective members to “Learn, Discover, Enjoy,” offers peer-led classes and activities for adults, most of whom are retired.

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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