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Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick Fund
By Jean Cohoon / August 18, 2017
“A Boys & Girls Club is a place where kids go that people ask, ‘What did you do today? Did you have a good day?’ We take the time to care and to help instill the right values in a child.” - Executive Director Lara D'Antuono

Letty A. (Spino) Raponi Memorial Fund
By Jean Cohoon / August 1, 2017
“Letty lived an active life with real goodness in her heart,” recalls Ralph Raponi of his late wife, noting also, “Letty’s smile would light up a room”.

Friday Charitable Fund
By Jean Cohoon / July 27, 2017
“We’re very lucky to have what we have and be where we are. There are so many people who do not have a lot and need help." - Richard Friday

Valley Breeze Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / July 17, 2017
The Valley Breeze Scholarship will be awarded annually, beginning in 2018, to one graduating senior at Cumberland High School and one at Mount Saint Charles Academy.

Murray Family Prize for Community Enrichment
By Jean Cohoon / April 28, 2017
“We want to recognize people or entities in Rhode Island who are doing things to improve life for the citizens of Rhode Island." - Paula (Murray) McNamara

Nancy W. Jencks Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 6, 2017
The Community Scholarship Fund of Barrington and Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island will receive support in perpetuity as the late Nancy Jencks directed through plans she made with the Rhode Island Foundation in 1992.

Estise Mauran Museum Concerts Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 28, 2017
“It is now more important than ever to bring to life the music of past centuries, performed by adept and informed musicians in intimate, exclusive places.” - L. Frederick Jodry, V, president, Museum Concerts of Rhode Island

Frederick B. Wilcox Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 21, 2017
Frederick B. Wilcox's "way with investments" and careful stewarding through the years by his daughter, Nancy Mattis, has resulted in the largest unrestricted gift to the Foundation in our 100-year-history.

Providence Female Charitable Society Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 13, 2017
For more than 200 years, members of the society have worked to fulfill the organization’s mission of supporting “indigent women and their children” in Rhode Island.

Edward J. and Gloria M. Barlow Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 10, 2017
When Ed and Gloria Barlow were invited to an event at the Roger Williams Casino by a member of the Rhode Island Foundation over twenty years ago, they immediately knew they would be channeling their legacy through the Foundation.

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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