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Helping students dream big
By Neil Steinberg / August 6, 2019
Hundreds of students from across the state are headed off to college with the help of $2.4 million in scholarships from the Rhode Island Foundation. Nearly 100 of them joined us for a cook-out in their honor.

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.

$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.

Carter Roger Williams Scholarships enable students to dream big
By Chris Barnett / January 16, 2019
Conceived of and funded by philanthropists Letitia and the late John Carter, the program honors the principles of the state’s founding father.

Elayne Walker-Cabral Medical Scholarship Endowment
By Jean Cohoon / November 5, 2018
"This scholarship will forever help MET students, and Mrs. Elayne’s legacy of helping students will continue forever as well.” - Idalys Perez

Edwards Fund grows local art scene
By Connie Grosch / July 26, 2018
Our donors support the arts in a variety of ways – including investing in young talent.

Featured Post

  • Rhode Island Foundation announces six recipients of college scholarships in the name of Roger Williams Posted 2 months ago
    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 2 months ago
    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 3 months ago
    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 3 months ago
    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 3 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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