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Jean Cohoon
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Zennovation Fund for Rhode Island
By Jean Cohoon / December 3, 2018
The Zennovation Fund...seeks to advance truly innovative work in education, the arts, entrepreneurship, and community leadership.

Alumnae Association of Newport Hospital School of Nursing Fund
By Jean Cohoon / November 30, 2018
"We want our name to go on, and we thought this fund would be the best way to do it." - Cheryl Abney

Barnet Fain Funds
By Jean Cohoon / November 26, 2018
“My father was interested in and participated in so many things. He had a very rich and full life.” - Kenneth Fain of his late father, Barnet “Bunny” Fain

East Bay Food Pantry & Thrift Shop Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / November 13, 2018
“People don’t think there is need in a community like Bristol, but there is poverty here and in all the communities we serve.” - Nicki Ann Tyska, executive director, East Bay Food Pantry & Thrift Shop

Barbara Flinker Ruttenberg Fund
By Jean Cohoon / November 9, 2018
"I love that my donor advised fund will continue after I die and that my children will continue giving charitably through the fund." - Barbara Ruttenberg

Elayne Walker-Cabral Medical Scholarship Endowment
By Jean Cohoon / November 5, 2018
"This scholarship will forever help MET students, and Mrs. Elayne’s legacy of helping students will continue forever as well.” - Idalys Perez

Hope High Dollars for Scholars Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / October 25, 2018
"We’re providing scholarships for talented, amazing students who face incredible obstacles." - Jane Rosenbloom Bermont

Larry J. and Kay P. Hirsch Charitable Fund
By Jean Cohoon / October 18, 2018
“My main goal is to help animals in need in Rhode Island, especially in South County...I like having a fund that will benefit the community in perpetuity." - Larry J. Hirsch

Gottlob Armbrust Family Fund
By Jean Cohoon / October 9, 2018
"It is my hope and desire that the Gottlob Armbrust Family Fund will keep future generations of the family together.” - Dennis Ledbetter

Michael G. Ehrlich, M.D. Fund for Orthopedic Research
By Jean Cohoon / September 28, 2018
“We want to continue his tradition of being a pioneer not only in research, but also in his ability to inspire others to contribute money to support this incredibly valuable work.” - Christopher Ehrlich

Featured Post

  • Making science come alive Posted 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 10 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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