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Sparking an early interest in science
By Ricky Bogert / July 31, 2018
Fourth-graders at Potter-Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket got a practical lesson in science thanks to our Carter Spark Grant program.

Edwards Fund grows local art scene
By Connie Grosch / July 26, 2018
Our donors support the arts in a variety of ways – including investing in young talent.

Ann Morris Female Athlete Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / July 24, 2018
A teacher and coach in the Warren schools for more than 25 years, Ann Morris was a “trailblazer for women’s sports in Rhode Island” according to her Providence Journal obituary.

Our grants seed medical research
By Chris Barnett / July 20, 2018
Sixteen promising medical research projects will share nearly $340,000 to seed work ranging from treating chronic Lyme disease to determining the impact of healthy diets on diabetes.

Michael E. and Lida M. Contillo Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / July 19, 2018
“I’ve lived in Johnston all my life, and when I set up the fund, it gave me a good feeling." - Michael Contillo

Writers can apply for $25,000 fellowships
By Chris Barnett / July 16, 2018
Local writers have until Aug. 8 to apply for $25,000 fellowships from the Rhode Island Foundation.

South County Health Medical Staff Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / July 11, 2018
“The scholarships...help with the high cost of education and recognize students who deserve that recognition.” - Dr. David Chronley

Our grant funds novel approach to acceptance
By Chris Barnett / July 9, 2018
“The World in One Square Mile: Central Falls” is a new children’s book that chronicles the many people and cultures that together have paved Central Falls’ remarkable history.

Gloria Gemma Cancer Resource Fund
By Jean Cohoon / July 3, 2018
“We have such passion as a team and as an organization, and we believe that no one should go through cancer alone." - Maria Gemma-Corcelli, Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation

Featured Post

  • Making science come alive Posted 4 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 7 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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