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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

  • Making science come alive Posted 11 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 12 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 last year
    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 last year
    Our RIGHA Foundation Fund awards more than $280,000 in grants to promote primary health care.
  • Introducing moves to fuel growth and expansion Posted last year
    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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