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Janet L. Robinson Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 21, 2019
“I am a strong believer in the importance of offering quality public education, and a substantial portion of my philanthropy is directed toward education." - Janet Robinson

Cherry Family Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 13, 2019
“This (the Foundation) is the place we need to be. Through this fund, we can make our philanthropy work better and do more to help others.” - Melanie Cherry

East Side Branch YMCA Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 6, 2019
“If we can get kids in here, we can help get them on the right path and give their lives structure. Our goal is to help every kid to thrive." - Steven O’Donnell, CEO, YMCA of Greater Providence

Thomas & Maureen Moakley Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 4, 2019
“There’s so much theater here, and it’s great,” Tom Moakley says, with wife Maureen elaborating, “We went to Trinity, and it was delightful. Then we went to the Gamm which we love. And then Wilbury and all the other new and innovative performance venues in the state.”

Shirley and Kenneth Payne Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 28, 2019
“Since having a knowable past is a source of meaning for people and places, I wanted to help keep local history lively for future generations in the community of my youth." - Ken Payne

Handicraft Club Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 23, 2019
Founded in 1904, the Handicraft Club works “to promote interest in all kinds of handicrafts and to provide a place where such work can be done.”

Judith McSoley Fund for Children
By Jean Cohoon / January 17, 2019
“Judy was a fierce and tireless advocate for children in foster care and dedicated herself to their well-being and their futures." - Darlene Allen, CEO and executive director, Adoption Rhode Island

World War II Memorial Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 9, 2019
"We want to maintain the integrity of the structure (and) to have an educational component that will tell future generations the story of World War II." - Lt. General Reginald Centracchio

Iacchei and Cotoia Memorial Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 3, 2019
“Our parents and our aunt and uncle made sacrifices to make our lives better. My brother and I asked ourselves, ‘What can we do now to give back?’” - Cheryl (Iacchei) Johnson

Myriam Stettler, RN Nursing Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 21, 2018
“I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for St. Joseph School of Nursing, and I want to give back to St. Joseph." - Myriam Stettler

Featured Post

  • Making science come alive Posted 9 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 last year
    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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