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By Neil Steinberg / March 27, 2014 /   Loading Disqus...
Welcome to the Foundation’s new blog! I hope you’ll stick around for awhile and explore our new website. We’ll be using this space to keep you informed about our work, share the good work of our many partners, and engage in discussion about what it means for Rhode Island.
In this, my first-ever blog post, I’d like to say thank you to our donors supporting critical services and important programs, the nonprofits doing the good work across the state, and those leading (sometimes difficult) change in our communities. We at the Foundation are grateful for your compassion and persistence. I am privileged to work with you each and every day. 

2013 was a tremendous year for the Rhode Island Foundation, with record grant dollars going out to the community and a record number of new funds created. I think this represents the hope that Rhode Islanders have for a better tomorrow, and the confidence that we share in Rhode Island. 

I look forward to continuing to work with you to make good things happen.

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