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Operation Stand Down Rhode Island Veterans Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / August 16, 2016
“We provide veterans with a hand up, not a hand out,” states Erik Wallin, executive director of Operation Stand Down Rhode Island (OSDRI), in explaining the organization’s wide-range of services.

Make Someone Smile Fund
By Jean Cohoon / August 12, 2016
Delta Dental of Rhode Island is a leader in our state, not only as the state’s largest dental insurer with more than 600,000 members, but also in its commitment to community.

SouthSide Elementary Charter School Fund
By Jean Cohoon / July 28, 2016
SouthSide Elementary Charter School provides its young students with a solid step toward college, while emphasizing community engagement and leadership.

Philanthropy inspires us
By Jim Sanzi / July 26, 2016
Last week, we invited five of our partners who are passionate about giving and actively engaged in philanthropy - Linda Fain, Malcolm Farmer III, Alan Harlam, Bhikhaji Maneckji, and Anne Sage - to share their unique stories and experiences.

Alliance Française of Providence Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / July 20, 2016
“The Alliance Française of Providence has been a beacon of French culture, language, and ‘art de vivre’ in Rhode Island for more than 115 years." - Dominique Gregoire, executive director

Celebrating a century of philanthropy
By Chris Barnett / June 14, 2016
We celebrated our Centennial by staging our 2016 annual meeting at the Temple to Music in Roger Williams Park. More than 1,000 community and business leaders, donors, and grant recipients gathered 100 years to the day in 1916 that industrialist Jesse Metcalf established the Foundation with a $10,000 gift. Here are highlights of what CEO and President Neil Steinberg told them.

Providence Animal Rescue League’s Harry L. Doran Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 20, 2016
“We’ve been around for 103 years, and we want to make certain we’re around for another 103 years,” states Carmine DiCenso, executive director of the Providence Animal Rescue League.

By Jean Cohoon / March 16, 2016
“Education and the arts have always been at the core of what we do and what we support,” say Martha and Todd Moore of the new donor advised fund they have established.

Sr. Ann Keefe / CityArts Creativity and Social Justice Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 14, 2016
“CityArts (is) about changing children's hearts and giving them a new view of what life can be. And it's about social change. For when you change children's hearts, our hearts get changed too, and the quality of life in neighborhoods is improved.” - the late Sr. Ann Keefe (Photo courtesy of Corey Hendrickson)

Thank you, volunteer advisors!
By Jean Cohoon / March 11, 2016
Scores of community members assist the Foundation each year with the many facets of our work in meeting the needs of the people of Rhode Island.

Featured Post

  • Making science come alive Posted last week
    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 3 weeks ago
    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 last month
    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 last month
    Our RIGHA Foundation Fund awards more than $280,000 in grants to promote primary health care.
  • Introducing moves to fuel growth and expansion Posted 3 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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