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Keeping traditions alive
By Connie Grosch / October 30, 2014
A joint effort between the Rhode Island Foundation, the RI Council for the Humanities, and the RI State Council on the Arts, the Expansion Arts Program focuses on small and emerging arts and humanities organizations run by and serving communities of color.

Addressing the future nursing shortage now
By / October 28, 2014
Increasing the number of primary care professionals practicing in Rhode Island is one of our key strategies, but the state will need a projected 4,000 new nurses by the end of this decade.

$300,000 Fellowships available to spark innovation in RI
By Chris Barnett / October 22, 2014
Philanthropists Letitia and John Carter support initiative to stimulate big ideas for improving life in Rhode Island

Cutting the red tape at DEM
By Connie Grosch / October 17, 2014
"This is the kind of momentum and engagement we need to move Rhode Island forward." - Neil Steinberg

Celebrating our 1916 Society
By Jim Sanzi / October 8, 2014
Yesterday over eighty Foundation donors gathered to celebrate their commitment to philanthropy.

Grants fund work on shoreline, shellfishing protection
By Chris Barnett / October 7, 2014
The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded $125,000 in grants to fund work on shoreline protection and the shellfish industry by the Coastal Resources Center (CRC) at the University of Rhode Island’s (URI) Graduate School of Oceanography.

Rhode Island Foundation adds pair to Development team
By Chris Barnett / October 3, 2014
Latest additions to our Development team will offer charitable planning advice and high-level relationship management and customer service.

A resilient Rhode Island
By Jenny Pereira / October 1, 2014
Climate change is hard for many of us to grasp. It’s too big and uncertain to include in a list of daily concerns. The good news is the Resilient Rhode Island Act provides a coordinated framework for state agencies to plan for and manage the impact of anticipated climate change as part of their existing work.

By Neil Steinberg / October 1, 2014
Four years ago, Rhode Island won a $75 million “Race to the Top” grant to help every school, teacher, and student in the state excel. My Race to the Top Steering Committee co-chair Colleen Burns Jermain joins me to look at the progress that has been made transforming education in our state.

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  • Making science come alive Posted 2 months ago
    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 2 months 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 3 months ago
    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 3 months ago
    Our RIGHA Foundation Fund awards more than $280,000 in grants to promote primary health care.
  • Introducing moves to fuel growth and expansion Posted 5 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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