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Foundation awards nearly $270,000 to Newport County nonprofits
By Chris Barnett / June 20, 2018
“From enriching arts and educational opportunities for young people to underwriting critical health and job readiness programs, we are grateful to work with partners that are improving lives here in Newport County,” said Neil Steinberg, our president and CEO.

Achieving health equity
By Larry Warner / June 4, 2018
Equity - the principle that everyone has the opportunity to achieve optimal outcomes - requires that we address the social, economic, and environmental determinants of health.

Bliss, Gross, Horowitz offers grants to Jewish groups
By Chris Barnett / May 21, 2018
Proposals can develop connections between the Jewish community and greater Rhode Island, deepen the understanding of Jewish life and culture through scholarship and historic preservation or provide for basic human needs such as food and housing.

Making science come alive
By Chris Barnett / May 16, 2018
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.

Working with our partners to improve learning for all students
By Lisa DiMartino / May 11, 2018
Latino children in Rhode Island have the least opportunities and worst outcomes of Latino children in all 50 states. As the state’s leading philanthropic organization, we recognize that equity is at the core of our work and that the facts stated above are unacceptable.

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.

Bringing Roger Williams to life
By Connie Grosch / April 19, 2018
Roger Williams National Memorial park ranger John McNiff recently hosted a group of students from the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School.

Community rises to meet demand for more foster families in Rhode Island
By Inés Merchán / April 4, 2018
Hundreds of children in state care need safe, stable foster homes. That’s why we supported a new initiative to speed the certification for prospective foster families.

Grants will improve health of RI'ers
By Chris Barnett / April 3, 2018
Our RIGHA Foundation Fund awards more than $280,000 in grants to promote primary health care.

Miss Swinburne Fund offers help for girls and women
By Chris Barnett / March 29, 2018
Newport County women, and nonprofits that provide programs supporting the self-sufficiency and independence of local girls and women have until April 6 to apply for scholarships and grants through our Miss Swinburne Fund.

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  • Making science come alive Posted last month
    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 last month
    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 3 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 3 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 4 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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