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Connie Grosch
Connie Grosch
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Summertime tradition of generosity
By Connie Grosch / June 7, 2019
Our Providence Journal Summertime Fund is once again accepting donations to send needy children to camp this summer. The goal is to make school vacation season brighter for youngsters within our community.

We are from Islam and Judaism
By Connie Grosch / May 9, 2019
Partners in Peace is based on the premise that understanding comes through building real relationships in the real world.

A cultural treasure at Roger Williams Park
By Connie Grosch / August 16, 2018
More than 7,000 people joined us at Roger Williams Park last week for a wonderful celebration of community –a free concert by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra.

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.

A summertime tradition of generosity
By Connie Grosch / June 13, 2018
Our Providence Journal Summertime Fund is once again accepting donations to send needy children to camp this summer. The goal is to make school vacation season brighter for youngsters within our community.

Bringing Roger Williams to life
By Connie Grosch / April 19, 2018
Roger Williams National Memorial park ranger John McNiff recently hosted a group of students from the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School.

Bringing back Gilded Age trees to Newport
By Connie Grosch / February 23, 2018
The Newport Arboretum and the Newport Tree Society partner with Rogers High School students to locate, document, and propagate Newport's most special and endangered trees.

Setting a course for a career in cybersecurity
By Connie Grosch / February 9, 2018
CyberPatriot is a national program created by the Air Force Association to encourage students to think about STEM careers. The Woonsocket High School and Middle School teams have participated in the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.

Paying a visit to our grantees in the Blackstone River Valley
By Connie Grosch / November 16, 2017
Late last month, our Neil Steinberg spent time with a few of our grantees in the Blackstone River Valley to learn more about their work.

A journey to self-sufficiency
By Connie Grosch / October 13, 2017
Lucy’s Hearth was established in 1984 as a night-to-night shelter for homeless women and children of Aquidneck Island. Over the years, it has morphed into so much more – expanding its focus to help families live independently by gaining the life skills necessary to prevent future homelessness.

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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