Grants will build community statewide
By Chris Barnett / August 21, 2019
Dozens of community organizations will share $385,000 in grants to fund neighborhood-based projects across the state. The work ranges from creating community gardens in Coventry and Newport to enhancing performance spaces in Cumberland and Richmond.

Student journalists win scholarships from our RI PBS fund
By Chris Barnett / July 17, 2019
Our Rhode Island PBS fund awards scholarships to Adam Zangari and Mary Lind. The help targets high school seniors or college students pursuing a career in broadcasting, communications or journalism. The awards – up to $15,000 – are renewable for up to four years.

Grants seed local medical research
By Chris Barnett / July 12, 2019
We are awarding $400,000 to advance 17 promising projects to the point where they can compete for national funding.

A healthier Rhode Island for the ages
By Chris Barnett / July 3, 2019
Harvard Pilgrim joined the Foundation in announcing the latest round of grants -- nearly $280,000 for everything from launching an urgent care pediatric psychiatric clinic to training nurses to deliver home health care to the state’s aging population.

Rhode Island Foundation announces six recipients  of college scholarships in the name of Roger Williams
By Chris Barnett / June 17, 2019
The four-year, renewable scholarships are through the Carter Roger Williams Initiative, which was launched two years ago by philanthropists Letitia and late John Carter.

Rhode Island Foundation awards $285,000 to Newport County nonprofits
By Chris Barnett / June 12, 2019
The grants, through our Newport County Fund, will underwrite a host of activities ranging from workforce training and after-school activities to preventing relationship violence and protecting vulnerable seniors.

$2.6 million awarded for behavioral health care
By Chris Barnett / May 28, 2019
Six nonprofit organizations will use $2.6 million in grants to support primary and secondary prevention models and high-quality, affordable behavioral health care services across the state. The funding is the first from the Behavioral Health Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation.

Rose Fund grants stimulate civic and cultural dialogue
By Chris Barnett / May 15, 2019
The primary goals are to strengthen libraries and other civic, cultural and literacy-focused organizations and expand their role as community centers that stimulate dialogue around critical issues.

Grants nurture diversity in arts and culture
By Chris Barnett / April 11, 2019
We believe in the importance of nourishing the artistic and cultural traditions of communities of color. This is an important part of our strategy to foster diverse participation in the arts.

$2 million in scholarships are available
By Chris Barnett / April 4, 2019
Dozens of individual, family, corporate and organizational donors have established scholarship funds to help students defray educational expenses such as tuition, fees and books.

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