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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.

2013 Rhode Island Innovation Fellows to focus on ‘design thinking’ and Hepatitis C eradication to improve state
By Lauren Paola / April 16, 2013
Two original ideas focusing on eradicating Hepatitis C and expanding “design thinking” have been selected as winners of the 2013 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship, an annual program in its second year designed to stimulate solutions by Rhode Islanders to Rhode Island challenges.

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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