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Honoring nonprofits with a lot to teach us
By Chris Barnett / December 11, 2018
There is something each of our 2018 Best Practice Award recipients accomplished that can help other nonprofits become even more productive.

Polly Wall to chair our Board of Directors
By Chris Barnett / December 6, 2018
Our Board of Directors has elected Mary Brooks “Polly” Wall as Chair effective Jan. 1, 2019. She will succeed Marie Langlois.

Grants will help LGBTQ communities
By Chris Barnett / December 5, 2018
Eight nonprofit organizations serving the state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities received $53,200 in grants through our Equity Action Fund.

Animal welfare groups share nearly $480,000
By Chris Barnett / November 28, 2018
Animal welfare groups across Rhode Island will share nearly $480,000 to fund low-cost vet care for the pets of needy owners, raptor rehabilitation and a coyote education campaign among other programs.

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.

Health disparities are target of $3.6 million in grants
By Chris Barnett / October 22, 2018
We award $3.6 million in grants to reduce illness, chronic disease and health disparities in more than a dozen cities and towns.

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.

Juanita Sánchez Fund offers grants to serve the Latino community
By Chris Barnett / September 6, 2018
The fund was created in 1992 through contributions from Sánchez’s friends and family members who wished to honor her achievements as a community leader, organizer and long-time believer in fighting for the unmet needs and rights of Latinos.

James Wright named to Board of Directors
By Chris Barnett / September 4, 2018
James Wright has joined our Board of Directors. As CEO of Bridge Technical Talent, he is responsible for setting the strategic direction and overseeing operations for the IT staffing firm.

Foundation offering $94,000 in grants to nonprofits that serve the state’s Black community
By Chris Barnett / August 23, 2018
The Rhode Island Foundation is offering $94,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations that serve the state’s Black community.

Featured Post

  • Making science come alive Posted 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 10 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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