Donors: Ways to Partner
with the Foundation

Our donors are the lifeblood of the Foundation. Their generosity and foresight make the good work of our grantees possible. We are proud to work with donors from a wide variety of backgrounds, interests, and means.

Won't you join them?

When you partner with the Foundation, you receive:

  • Creative, flexible, and easy ways to give
  • Sound investment policies
  • Stewardship and community knowledge
  • Permanence and stability
  • Maximum tax benefits
  • Recognition

Four primary ways to give

  1. Create a fund
  2. Establish a legacy with a planned gift
  3. Contribute to the Fund for Rhode Island - our unrestricted fund which supports our state's most pressing unmet needs
  4. Give to our 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
  5. Support the Campaign for Roger Williams Park – our $10 million campaign to restore and preserve one of Rhode Island’s most treasured places

The 1916 Society

Rhode Islanders who name the Foundation in their estate plans or establish deferred gifts become members of the 1916 Society and are acknowledged as special partners in philanthropy.

Learn more about The 1916 Society

The Rhode Island Foundation provides us with guidance on what areas of need are most critical and which organizations seem to be effective in using donated funds. We feel the Foundation gives us more confidence that our giving is well-placed and effective."

– Alfred K., II, and Linda Potter, donor advised fundholders and 1916 Society members

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