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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.

Sparking an early interest in science
By Ricky Bogert / July 31, 2018
Fourth-graders at Potter-Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket got a practical lesson in science thanks to our Carter Spark Grant program.

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.

Progress requires a steady course
By Neil Steinberg / June 18, 2018
The following op-ed was published in yesterday's Providence Sunday Journal. It has been said that if you aren’t sure where you are going, you won’t get there. It’s true.

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.

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.

Roger Williams' ideals come to life in scholarship recipients
By Chris Barnett / May 2, 2018
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.

Partnering for better reading results
By Katie Murray / April 25, 2018
In 2012, Leo A. Savoie Elementary School was one of four elementary schools in Woonsocket to partner with the Learning Community Charter School and its professional development arm, The Teaching Studio, in a five-year partnership for targeted professional development in reading instruction.

More skills, knowledge lead to higher quality jobs
By Jessica David / April 11, 2018
We know that quality jobs – which allow Rhode Islanders to support themselves and their families, prosper, save, and give back to the community – require skills and knowledge beyond the high school level.

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.

Featured Post

  • Making science come alive Posted 4 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 7 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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