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East Bay Food Pantry & Thrift Shop Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / November 13, 2018
“People don’t think there is need in a community like Bristol, but there is poverty here and in all the communities we serve.” - Nicki Ann Tyska, executive director, East Bay Food Pantry & Thrift Shop

Barbara Flinker Ruttenberg Fund
By Jean Cohoon / November 9, 2018
"I love that my donor advised fund will continue after I die and that my children will continue giving charitably through the fund." - Barbara Ruttenberg

A moving tribute
By Jenny Pereira / November 7, 2018
The Moving Wall, a half-size version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., came to Ponaganset High School in Glocester after months of fundraising efforts by teachers and students.

Elayne Walker-Cabral Medical Scholarship Endowment
By Jean Cohoon / November 5, 2018
"This scholarship will forever help MET students, and Mrs. Elayne’s legacy of helping students will continue forever as well.” - Idalys Perez

2018 Murray Family Prize honors Joe Garlick
By Chris Barnett / November 1, 2018
Garlick’s work includes creating hundreds of affordable houses and apartments in Burrillville, North Smithfield and Woonsocket.

City Year Providence: helping to develop tomorrow’s leaders
By Jim Sanzi / October 30, 2018
Jennie Johnson, executive director of City Year Providence, shared stories of challenges and successes at a recent luncheon for members of our 1916 Society, made up of generous donors planning to leave an estate or future gift to the Foundation.

Hope High Dollars for Scholars Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / October 25, 2018
"We’re providing scholarships for talented, amazing students who face incredible obstacles." - Jane Rosenbloom Bermont

Health disparities are target of $3.6 million in grants
By Chris Barnett / October 22, 2018
We award $3.6 million in grants to reduce illness, chronic disease and health disparities in more than a dozen cities and towns.

Larry J. and Kay P. Hirsch Charitable Fund
By Jean Cohoon / October 18, 2018
“My main goal is to help animals in need in Rhode Island, especially in South County...I like having a fund that will benefit the community in perpetuity." - Larry J. Hirsch

Philanthropic strategy in a new tax landscape
By Jim Sanzi / October 16, 2018
Each year, we partner with Washington Trust to present a wealth management roundtable, a panel discussion by experts in the field who talk about important developments in the area of financial planning.

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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