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Health care leaders give state policymakers recommendations for improving health care
By Chris Barnett / December 23, 2014
A broad coalition of hospitals, insurers and others reaches consensus on strategy to sustain quality, affordable health care

Sparking innovation in urban classrooms
By / December 18, 2014
Philanthropists Letitia and John Carter conceived and funded Spark Grants to engage students and stimulate their interest in academics

Don't stop at 12...
By Jessica David / December 17, 2014
Every day is an opportunity to give something back to the community, and there are more great organizations than we could spotlight over the course of a year.

Backyard bus tour
By Neil Steinberg / December 17, 2014
And so on November 21, 17 business leaders joined us for an inaugural Backyard Bus Tour. Our mission: to introduce the group to a small number of growing and successful companies, to talk with passionate business owners who have found success in Rhode Island, and to hear “wow!”

Leaving a legacy
By Jim Sanzi / December 12, 2014
Leaving a legacy means different things to different people, but it is one of my favorite concepts because it is almost always about something good.

Animal welfare programs awarded nearly $440,000 in grants
By Chris Barnett / December 9, 2014
Animal welfare programs across the state will receive grants for everything from providing low-cost spay and neutering programs to humane education.

Tell us your bold idea for Rhode Island
By Jessica David / December 5, 2014
Submit your application by December 12 to receive $300,000 over three years.

Buy local to be a champion for Rhode Island’s economy
By Jessica David / December 1, 2014
Buying local supports good jobs, keeps money in the Rhode Island economy longer, and strengthens our economic and tax base.

Featured Post

  • Making science come alive Posted 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 10 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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