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New historical markers highlight neighborhood walking tours
By Chris Barnett / September 12, 2018
The funding for the Cranston Discovery Network comes from our Community Grants program.

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.

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.

$285,000 available for health care proposals
By Chris Barnett / August 20, 2018
Nonprofit organizations have until Sept. 4 to apply for up to $285,000 in grants to improve primary health care and health outcomes through our RIGHA Foundation Fund.

Our grantees are working to strengthen educator capacity and leadership
By Lisa DiMartino / August 10, 2018
Studies have shown that sustained, content-rich, and practice-focused professional learning by teachers leads to better student outcomes. Furthermore, leadership has been identified as second only to teaching among school influences on student success.

$400,000 for community-building projects
By Chris Barnett / August 2, 2018
Neighborhood-based projects across the state will receive more than $400,000 from our Community Grants program. The work will range from creating community gardens in Warwick and Westerly to expanding playgrounds in Cranston and Woonsocket.

Sparking an early interest in science
By Ricky Bogert / July 31, 2018
Fourth-graders at Potter-Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket got a practical lesson in science thanks to our Carter Spark Grant program.

Our grants seed medical research
By Chris Barnett / July 20, 2018
Sixteen promising medical research projects will share nearly $340,000 to seed work ranging from treating chronic Lyme disease to determining the impact of healthy diets on diabetes.

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.

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.

Featured Post

  • Making science come alive Posted 4 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 7 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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