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Breaking bread builds community
By Jessica David / April 26, 2019
There is nothing that celebrates community more or brings it together faster than food, especially if it's cooked outdoors over a wood fire.

Carter Spark Grants take students in new directions
By Lisa DiMartino / April 19, 2019
Our Carter Spark Grants program is inspiring teachers to take their students in innovative new directions – from math and science to current events to playwriting.

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.

Laurans Family Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 9, 2019
“We believe strongly in giving back to the community and will continue to focus our giving on education and healthcare.” - Scott Laurans

$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.

Never Without Kindness Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 2, 2019
The Never Without Kindness Fund, the initials of which are the same as those of the young man it honors, is designated for Wheeler School “with the express purpose of supporting mental health programming.”

Every Rhode Islander Counts
By Jessica David / April 1, 2019
Our board of directors recently voted to send a clear message – every Rhode Islander counts, so every Rhode Islander must be counted.

Featured Post

  • Rhode Island Foundation announces six recipients of college scholarships in the name of Roger Williams Posted last week
    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 week
    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 weeks 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 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 last month
    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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