When Rhode Islanders work together, powerful things happen.
Over 100 years of experience and analysis
Based on our experience, we believe that focus on three key areas will have the greatest impact on our state: improving economic, education, and health outcomes for all Rhode Islanders. Explore our strategic initiatives and see their impact.Strategic Initiatives
Taking on critical issues
In our efforts to create a stronger, more vibrant community, we believe that all voices must be heard, collaboration is key in solving important issues and seizing emerging opportunities, and decision-making must be backed by quality data.Civic Leadership
Strengthening our community
We are committed to strengthening Rhode Island through our strategic initiatives in education, health, and economic security, as well as through impact investing, our diversity, inclusion, and equity work; and more.Community Investments
Capacity Building for Nonprofits
Topic-focused workshops and learning opportunities
Workshops and other learning opportunities focus on good governance, sound organizational management, grant writing, fundraising, technical assistance, and more. In just over a decade, we've served thousands of program participants and organizations.
Stories & Insights
Arts and cultural organizations of color can apply for $30,000 capacity-building grantsSeptember 27, 2022
$77,500 awarded for services to RI’s LGBTQ communitiesSeptember 20, 2022
Rhode Island Foundation Board of Directors selects search committee and search firm to identify next PresidentSeptember 14, 2022
31 people selected for second Equity Leadership Initiative classAugust 24, 2022
New scholarship fund helps nearly 90 students with $470,000 in financial aidAugust 23, 2022