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Amaral Family Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“I remember our happiness, our tears, our good times, our hard times, and a lot of conversation while growing up on Summit Street in East Providence…This family is too precious to fall by the wayside without anyone knowing us." - George Amaral

By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
Joan O’Connor’s love for animals, evidenced through her involvement with local animal humane organizations, as well as the two cats, Wendy Lou and Nigel, who kept her company for many years, will be permanently recognized through this fund she established for the World Society for the Protection of Animals.

Foundation awards grants to 80 Providence teachers for classroom innovation
By Lauren Paola / December 19, 2013
80 Providence teachers will share $75,000 in grants thanks to the generosity of two local philanthropists through a pilot program designed to encourage innovation in Providence schools.

Foundation grants enable Newport Jazz Festival to showcase “emerging” artists
By Lauren Paola / December 4, 2013
The Newport Festivals Foundation will add a third day of music featuring new and emerging artists at the 60th anniversary of the historic Newport Jazz Festival thanks to $40,000 from the Rhode Island Foundation.

By Lauren Paola / December 1, 2013
Five nonprofit organizations that serve the African-American community will receive more than $38,000 in grants from the Black Philanthropy Initiative, a field-of-interest fund at the Rhode Island Foundation.

By Lauren Paola / October 1, 2013
Steinberg highlights projects resulting from Make It Happen RI.

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.

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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