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Chris Barnett
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$400,000 for community-building projects
By Chris Barnett / August 2, 2018
Neighborhood-based projects across the state will receive more than $400,000 from our Community Grants program. The work will range from creating community gardens in Warwick and Westerly to expanding playgrounds in Cranston and Woonsocket.

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.

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.

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.

Our RI PBS fund awards its first scholarship
By Chris Barnett / June 29, 2018
Audrey Martin is the winner of the inaugural Rhode Island PBS Foundation Scholarship for high school seniors considering a career in broadcasting, communications or journalism.

Grants available to support emerging arts and cultural organizations
By Chris Barnett / June 25, 2018
Small arts and cultural organizations from the minority community have until July 20 to apply for grants of up to $30,000 through our Expansion Arts Program.

Foundation awards nearly $270,000 to Newport County nonprofits
By Chris Barnett / June 20, 2018
“From enriching arts and educational opportunities for young people to underwriting critical health and job readiness programs, we are grateful to work with partners that are improving lives here in Newport County,” said Neil Steinberg, our president and CEO.

Bliss, Gross, Horowitz offers grants to Jewish groups
By Chris Barnett / May 21, 2018
Proposals can develop connections between the Jewish community and greater Rhode Island, deepen the understanding of Jewish life and culture through scholarship and historic preservation or provide for basic human needs such as food and housing.

Making science come alive
By Chris Barnett / May 16, 2018
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.

Getting in tune with the community
By Chris Barnett / May 8, 2018
Folks who use the Bay Spring Community Center in West Barrington are no longer hampered by a lack of a convenient, dedicated outdoor performance space thanks to a $5,900 from our Community Grants program.

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  • Making science come alive Posted 3 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 6 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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