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Rose Fund grants stimulate dialogue around critical issues
By Chris Barnett / May 15, 2019
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.

Grants nurture diversity in arts and culture
By Chris Barnett / April 11, 2019
We believe in the importance of nourishing the artistic and cultural traditions of communities of color. This is an important part of our strategy to foster diverse participation in the arts.

$2 million in scholarships are available
By Chris Barnett / April 4, 2019
Dozens of individual, family, corporate and organizational donors have established scholarship funds to help students defray educational expenses such as tuition, fees and books.

RI PBS offers scholarship to aspiring journalists
By Chris Barnett / March 14, 2019
WSBE Rhode Island PBS is offering a $15,000 scholarship to high school seniors considering a career in broadcasting, communications or journalism. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 5.

Grants available to serve North Smithfield
By Chris Barnett / March 8, 2019
Nonprofit organizations that provide services to benefit the health and welfare of North Smithfield residents have until March 22 to apply for grants through our North Smithfield Ambulance and Rescue Association Fund.

Local writers win $25,000 fellowships
By Chris Barnett / February 27, 2019
Mary-Kim Arnold, Luisa C. Murillo and Chrysanthemum Tran will receive $25,000 grants from our Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund.

Grants and scholarships support RI's Black community
By Chris Barnett / February 22, 2019
Our Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund awards more than $125,000 in grants and scholarships to serve the state’s African-American community.

We award $52 million in grants in 2018
By Chris Barnett / February 19, 2019
Many of the grants aligned with our three strategic priorities: educational success, healthy lives and economic security. Through these, we invest in organizations and programs that strive for long-term solutions to significant community issues.

Grants spark learning across RI
By Chris Barnett / February 11, 2019
Elementary school teachers across the state will share nearly $135,000 in grants to encourage innovation in their classrooms through our Carter Spark Grants program.

Our Newport County Fund offers nearly $270,000 in grants
By Chris Barnett / February 1, 2019
Nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Newport County’s six cities and towns have until Feb. 15 to apply for grants of up to $10,000.

Featured Post

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