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Celebrating a century of philanthropy
By Chris Barnett / June 14, 2016
We celebrated our Centennial by staging our 2016 annual meeting at the Temple to Music in Roger Williams Park. More than 1,000 community and business leaders, donors, and grant recipients gathered 100 years to the day in 1916 that industrialist Jesse Metcalf established the Foundation with a $10,000 gift. Here are highlights of what CEO and President Neil Steinberg told them.

Designing Rhode Island's economic future
By Jessica David / September 15, 2015
DESIGNxRI aims to connect the vast pool of design talent in Rhode Island and make the broader community aware that design-driven businesses play a key role in the state’s economy.

State leaders look to research to
By Chris Barnett / July 21, 2015
The best minds in RI's higher ed community are developing data on crucial issues that policymakers in the General Assembly and Governor’s office are telling us they need and want.

Research to inform economic policy and action
By Jessica David / June 1, 2015
On Thursday, June 4, the College & University Research Collaborative is presenting its latest round of research for 2015, focusing on business friendliness, energy sustainability, and innovation.

$50,000 challenge grant supports streamlining state government
By Chris Barnett / May 18, 2015
The matching grants are in coordination with Governor Raimondo’s new "Lean Government Initiative," which will foster innovation across state government and promote a culture of continuous improvement.

Investing in innovation
By Jessica David / February 3, 2015
Rhode Island's composites industry has critical mass coupled with strong education and training capabilities, mold-building capacity, and a long tradition of innovation.

Backyard bus tour
By Neil Steinberg / December 17, 2014
And so on November 21, 17 business leaders joined us for an inaugural Backyard Bus Tour. Our mission: to introduce the group to a small number of growing and successful companies, to talk with passionate business owners who have found success in Rhode Island, and to hear “wow!”

Buy local to be a champion for Rhode Island’s economy
By Jessica David / December 1, 2014
Buying local supports good jobs, keeps money in the Rhode Island economy longer, and strengthens our economic and tax base.

Cutting the red tape at DEM
By Connie Grosch / October 17, 2014
"This is the kind of momentum and engagement we need to move Rhode Island forward." - Neil Steinberg

Featured Post

  • Rhode Island Foundation announces six recipients of college scholarships in the name of Roger Williams Posted 2 days ago
    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.
  • RI Foundation awards $285,000 to Newport County nonprofits Posted last week
    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 3 weeks ago
    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 last month
    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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