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Christine Grinavic Adventurer’s Fund
By Jean Cohoon / May 28, 2014
This fund, which “broadens perspectives and enhances personal growth” of students participating in travel and career internship programs abroad, honors URI graduate and adventurer Christine Grinavic who was lost at sea in 2007 at age 26.

Urban farming takes root in Providence
By Chris Barnett / May 27, 2014
A greenhouse will soon rise on a vacant, city-owned lot near a neighborhood school.

Lynn Taylor is helping RI defeat Hep C
By Jessica David / May 21, 2014
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, so it seems appropriate to catch you up on the work of Lynn E. Taylor, MD, 2013 Rhode Island Innovation Fellow.

Primary care reform initiative highlights success
By Connie Grosch / May 20, 2014
Data shows reduced rates of costly inpatient hospitalization, improvement in patient health outcomes and higher quality patient experience.

Boston Fed names Adrian Bonéy to advisory council
By Chris Barnett / May 16, 2014
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston names Adrian Bonéy to its New England Community Development Advisory Council

10 Quick Tips: Ask a Grant Programs Officer
By Connie Grosch / May 8, 2014
A workshop for nonprofit organizations looking to improve their grant-seeking skills.

Rhode Island Foundation adds two in Community Investments
By Chris Barnett / May 7, 2014
The Rhode Island Foundation adds Connie Grosch and Shayne Purdue to its Strategy and Community Investments staff.

“Make It Happen” research will guide state policymakers
By Connie Grosch / May 6, 2014
The College and University Research Collaborative joined us at the RI Foundation to release the findings of its first round of economic development studies.

May is Mental Health Month
By Connie Grosch / May 5, 2014
Mental Health Policy Roundtable Discussion: “Mind Your Health: The Power of Integrated Policy and Integrated Behavioral Healthcare"

Our Philanthropic Partners
By Connie Grosch / May 2, 2014
We recently hosted a reception to welcome our 2013 philanthropic partners in the community and to engage them in a conversation about the Foundation’s priorities in education, promoting healthy lives, creating economic security for all, and inspiring philanthropy.

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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