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By Lauren Paola / September 26, 2013
Newport County nonprofit organizations and students will receive $52,000 in grants and scholarships from the Rhode Island Foundation through the Miss Swinburne Fund.

By Lauren Paola / September 23, 2013
$75,000 award from Rhode Island Foundation will enable partnership to bring leaders of eight industry sectors together to build action plan for economic development

By Lauren Paola / September 20, 2013
Funds dozens of initiatives to improve health, education, the environment and more throughout Rhode Island.

By Lauren Paola / September 18, 2013
The Foundation has committed more than $1 million over and above its normal grantmaking to fund Make It Happen RI projects, including these final two awards.

By Lauren Paola / August 19, 2013
Fifteen Rhode Island artist-educators will share $83,500 in scholarships from the Rhode Island Foundation through the Antonio Cirino Memorial Fund.

Foundation launches statewide media campaign, Rhode Island: It’s All In Our Backyard
By Lauren Paola / July 31, 2013
The Rhode Island Foundation has launched a statewide marketing campaign designed to celebrate Rhode Island and highlight the state’s people, organizations, businesses, and industries.

By Lauren Paola / July 3, 2013
Selected from a pool of 85 applicants, 13 students received a total of $143,575 in grant awards, ranging from $9,000 to $14,000.

By Lauren Paola / June 27, 2013
Four new projects stemming from the economic development convening Make It Happen RI have been awarded a total of $172,000 from the Rhode Island Foundation.

By Lauren Paola / May 14, 2013
The first and only Foundation-established fund with a geographic focus, the Fund’s mission is to improve the lives of Newport County residents.

By Lauren Paola / April 24, 2013
The Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Fund, an endowment established at the Rhode Island Foundation in 1989 to honor the late publisher of The Providence Journal, awards up to $5,000 to Rhode Island college students seeking to pursue a self-designed educational enrichment project through travel.

Featured Post

  • Making science come alive Posted 10 months ago
    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 11 months ago
    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 12 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 12 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 last year
    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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