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Grants seed local medical research
By Chris Barnett / July 12, 2019
We are awarding $400,000 to advance 17 promising projects to the point where they can compete for national funding.

By Jessica David / January 30, 2019
It is up to all of us – institutions and individuals -- to support local businesses in times of crisis. I hope you’ll join us by eating out or making a purchase at a Newport business to express your support!

The potential for Rhode Island Opportunity Zones
By Jessica David / January 22, 2019
Opportunity zones are intended to encourage private investment, and ultimately inclusive economic growth, in low income communities.

Making an impact – one house at a time
By Jessica David / November 19, 2018
Last year, we began investing, beyond traditional grant making efforts, in Rhode Island-based efforts that generate measurable social impact and a financial return. One Neighborhood Builders (ONB) is one of these efforts.

2018 Murray Family Prize honors Joe Garlick
By Chris Barnett / November 1, 2018
Garlick’s work includes creating hundreds of affordable houses and apartments in Burrillville, North Smithfield and Woonsocket.

Seed funding available for med research
By Chris Barnett / October 4, 2018
Thanks to the commitment of our generous donors, we have the resources to invest in advancing medical breakthroughs.

Data shows Rhode Islanders want to support local businesses
By Carmen Diaz-Jusino / September 25, 2018
Through the Buy Local RI campaign, we recently commissioned SocialSphere to conduct an online survey of Rhode Islanders to learn about their support for local businesses and how our neighbors and friends get, and share, information.

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.

RIBizBuilder.com – helping businesses start and grow
By Jessica David / June 11, 2018
Local businesses are the backbone of our economy AND our communities. They shape the character of the places we live, employ our friends and family, and support our local nonprofit organizations. That’s why helping businesses start and grow is one of our economic security strategies.

Buy Local RI wraps up small business month with Golden Chicken Awards
By Jessica David / June 6, 2018
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and our communities. They employ our people, keep money local longer, shape our places, and give to local nonprofits. For residents to have access to good jobs, we need strong independent businesses.

Featured Post

  • Rhode Island Foundation announces six recipients of college scholarships in the name of Roger Williams Posted last month
    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 last month
    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 last month
    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 last month
    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 2 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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