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Celebrating a year of community
By Chris Barnett / May 25, 2017
Hundreds of community and business leaders, donors, grant recipients, and other partners gathered at the Rhode Island Convention Center on May 24 for our 2017 Annual Meeting. Here are highlights of what our President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg told them.

Working Cities Challenge winners get to work
By Jessica David / May 23, 2017
Congratulations to the communities of Cranston, Newport, and Providence, winners of the Working Cities Challenge Rhode Island competition!

Bliss, Gross, Horowitz, Fund offers grants to Jewish groups
By Chris Barnett / May 15, 2017
Jewish community charitable organizations, synagogues and day schools from Barrington to East Greenwich have until June 9 to apply for more than $35,000 in grants through our Bliss, Gross, Horowitz Fund.

Nonprofits receive $270,000 to improve health care services
By Chris Barnett / May 4, 2017
Five nonprofits receive more than $270,000 in grants to increase health care services in Rhode Island through our RIGHA Foundation Fund.

Scholarship recipients bring Roger Williams' ideals to life
By Chris Barnett / May 3, 2017
We are sending six high school seniors off to college sharing $100,000 in scholarships honoring Roger Williams, the state’s founding father.

Community is alive and well in Roger Williams Park
By Lauren Paola / May 1, 2017
On April 22, over 150 volunteers joined the Roger Williams Park Conservancy for the City of Providence’s Annual Earth Day Clean Up at Roger Williams Park.

Murray Family Prize for Community Enrichment
By Jean Cohoon / April 28, 2017
“We want to recognize people or entities in Rhode Island who are doing things to improve life for the citizens of Rhode Island." - Paula (Murray) McNamara

Markers celebrate community history
By Chris Barnett / April 24, 2017
Funded with our Centennial Community Grant, the first marker in Cranston's historical tour tells the tale of Spragueville.

Offering scholarships to encourage artists to teach
By Chris Barnett / April 14, 2017
Artists who are planning a teaching career in the arts have until April 28 to apply for fellowships of up to $12,000 for graduate school through our Antonio Cirino Memorial Fund.

$300,000 fellowships target civic engagement
By Chris Barnett / April 13, 2017
Two local women are the recipients of this year’s Rhode Island Innovation Fellowships. Donna Childs and Ditra Edwards were chosen from nearly 200 applicants to receive $300,000 over three years to pursue their proposals for improving civic engagement.

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