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Grants nurture diversity in arts and culture
By Chris Barnett / April 11, 2019
We believe in the importance of nourishing the artistic and cultural traditions of communities of color. This is an important part of our strategy to foster diverse participation in the arts.

Local writers win $25,000 fellowships
By Chris Barnett / February 27, 2019
Mary-Kim Arnold, Luisa C. Murillo and Chrysanthemum Tran will receive $25,000 grants from our Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund.

A tribute to those who strengthen our cultural diversity in the arts
By Daniel Kertzner / December 31, 2018
The 2016-2018 Expansion Arts cohort – comprised of RI Cape Verdean Heritage, Columbian American Cultural Society, India Association of Rhode Island, and Laotian Community Center of Rhode Island  – came together recently at the Atrium Gallery to celebrate their successes upon graduation from the program.

Giving voice to our state's arts organizations
By Daniel Kertzner / October 12, 2018
Working to give voice to the range of diverse artists throughout the state, the Expansion Arts Program – in partnership with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities – supports community-based organizations which serve culturally-specific populations.

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.

Writers can apply for $25,000 fellowships
By Chris Barnett / July 16, 2018
Local writers have until Aug. 8 to apply for $25,000 fellowships from the Rhode Island Foundation.

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.

Grants available to support emerging arts and cultural organizations
By Chris Barnett / June 25, 2018
Small arts and cultural organizations from the minority community have until July 20 to apply for grants of up to $30,000 through our Expansion Arts Program.

Getting in tune with the community
By Chris Barnett / May 8, 2018
Folks who use the Bay Spring Community Center in West Barrington are no longer hampered by a lack of a convenient, dedicated outdoor performance space thanks to a $5,900 from our Community Grants program.

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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