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By Jenny Pereira / April 8, 2014
Through our work in the environment sector, we are looking closely at available tools, policy, and infrastructure to strengthen our ability to rebound from future disasters and impacts of a changing climate.

Economic intersections recommendations released at Make It Happen RI 2.0
By Lauren Paola / January 23, 2014
Hundreds of ideas distilled into 21 broad recommendations to create jobs and to grow industries in Rhode Island.

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

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 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.

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 / 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 / March 13, 2013
Six months following its economic development gathering Make It Happen RI, the Foundation announced awards totaling $630,000 to initiate and accelerate 12 projects catalyzed by the event.

Featured Post

  • Making science come alive Posted last month
    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 last month
    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 2 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 3 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 4 months ago
    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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