Charitable Giving Options

Whether your client has a clear vision for his philanthropy or is looking for direction, we are ready to assist. Our professional staff has a broad knowledge of community issues, and we will tailor our services to each individual's needs.

We welcome the opportunity to work with you to create the personal philanthropic plan that is right for your client. For 100 years, we have partnered with professional advisors to create highly effective approaches to charitable giving.

Here are the primary ways for your client to give:

  1. Leave a legacy
    We would be happy to work with you to help your client establish a deferred or life income gift. Alternatively, a charitable lead trust may fulfill your client's needs. For a client who is considering leaving their legacy through a trust or bequest, please see our Sample Trust or Bequest Language.
  2. Start a new fund
    Learn about the types of funds the Foundation offers and the assets we can accept to start a new fund.
  3. Contribute to the Fund for Rhode Island - our unrestricted fund which supports our state's most pressing unmet needs
  4. Contribute to the Civic Leadership Fund - our current use fund, established in 2012, which empowers us to go "beyond grantmaking" to influence critical community challenges through convening, research, and policy.

Related Content

Types of Funds

Help your client create a lasting legacy for himself, his family, or to memorialize a loved one by creating a charitable endowment. Funds can be unrestricted, field of interest, designated, scholarship, or donor advised.

See our types of funds

Our 2016 Annual Report

Our 2018 Annual Report

Read the highlights including Foundation and donor funded projects, new funds, and more; download the report or launch a fun, page-turning version of the print report.

Sample Trust or Bequest Language

This document provides helpful language for establishing an unrestricted, field of interest, designated, and donor advised fund for your clients who are planning now to give later.


Jim Sanzi

Welcoming new partners

We welcome - and celebrate - our new donors, people who care about important issues, about community, and about helping others. Learn more.


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Providence, RI 02903


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