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Student journalists win scholarships from our RI PBS fund
By Chris Barnett / July 17, 2019
Our Rhode Island PBS fund awards scholarships to Adam Zangari and Mary Lind. The help targets high school seniors or college students pursuing a career in broadcasting, communications or journalism. The awards – up to $15,000 – are renewable for up to four years.

Grants seed local medical research
By Chris Barnett / July 12, 2019
We are awarding $400,000 to advance 17 promising projects to the point where they can compete for national funding.

A healthier Rhode Island for the ages
By Chris Barnett / July 3, 2019
Harvard Pilgrim joined the Foundation in announcing the latest round of grants -- nearly $280,000 for everything from launching an urgent care pediatric psychiatric clinic to training nurses to deliver home health care to the state’s aging population.

Rhode Island Foundation announces six recipients  of college scholarships in the name of Roger Williams
By Chris Barnett / June 17, 2019
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
By Chris Barnett / June 12, 2019
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
By Chris Barnett / May 28, 2019
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.

Rose Fund grants stimulate civic and cultural dialogue
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.

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  • 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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