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Lisa DiMartino
Lisa DiMartino
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Our grantees are working to strengthen educator capacity and leadership
By Lisa DiMartino / August 10, 2018
Studies have shown that sustained, content-rich, and practice-focused professional learning by teachers leads to better student outcomes. Furthermore, leadership has been identified as second only to teaching among school influences on student success.

Working with our partners to improve learning for all students
By Lisa DiMartino / May 11, 2018
Latino children in Rhode Island have the least opportunities and worst outcomes of Latino children in all 50 states. As the state’s leading philanthropic organization, we recognize that equity is at the core of our work and that the facts stated above are unacceptable.

School facilities are the foundation for learning
By Lisa DiMartino / March 21, 2018
Through our strategic initiative, Educational Success, we're committed to improving the quality of educational environments and reducing the disparities across districts and between facilities.

Combatting the “summer slide”
By Lisa DiMartino / July 11, 2017
Learn about three programs the Foundation is supporting to help Rhode Island youth combat summer learning loss.

A dogged dedication to innovative learning
By Lisa DiMartino / April 5, 2017
Lincoln Central Elementary School third-grade teacher Jeff Drolet is using a $994 grant from our Spark Grants program to teach students a lesson about the power of teamwork. Drolet’s “I-Kid-Arod” initiative uses dogsled races to capture his students’ imagination.

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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