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Health disparities are target of $3.6 million in grants
By Chris Barnett / October 22, 2018
We award $3.6 million in grants to reduce illness, chronic disease and health disparities in more than a dozen cities and towns.

Larry J. and Kay P. Hirsch Charitable Fund
By Jean Cohoon / October 18, 2018
“My main goal is to help animals in need in Rhode Island, especially in South County...I like having a fund that will benefit the community in perpetuity." - Larry J. Hirsch

Philanthropic strategy in a new tax landscape
By Jim Sanzi / October 16, 2018
Each year, we partner with Washington Trust to present a wealth management roundtable, a panel discussion by experts in the field who talk about important developments in the area of financial planning.

Giving voice to our state's arts organizations
By Daniel Kertzner / October 12, 2018
Working to give voice to the range of diverse artists throughout the state, the Expansion Arts Program – in partnership with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities – supports community-based organizations which serve culturally-specific populations.

Gottlob Armbrust Family Fund
By Jean Cohoon / October 9, 2018
"It is my hope and desire that the Gottlob Armbrust Family Fund will keep future generations of the family together.” - Dennis Ledbetter

Seed funding available for med research
By Chris Barnett / October 4, 2018
Thanks to the commitment of our generous donors, we have the resources to invest in advancing medical breakthroughs.

A direct impact for Rhode Island
By Jessica David / October 2, 2018
The Rhode Island Foundation aims to invest up to 5 percent of the Foundation’s endowment, beyond traditional grant making efforts, in Rhode Island-based efforts that generate measurable social impact and a financial return.

Michael G. Ehrlich, M.D. Fund for Orthopedic Research
By Jean Cohoon / September 28, 2018
“We want to continue his tradition of being a pioneer not only in research, but also in his ability to inspire others to contribute money to support this incredibly valuable work.” - Christopher Ehrlich

Data shows Rhode Islanders want to support local businesses
By Carmen Diaz-Jusino / September 25, 2018
Through the Buy Local RI campaign, we recently commissioned SocialSphere to conduct an online survey of Rhode Islanders to learn about their support for local businesses and how our neighbors and friends get, and share, information.

CCRI Foundation Fund
By Jean Cohoon / September 20, 2018
“We (the CCRI Foundation) are about raising the money to help the College and its students." - Oliver Brady, treasurer of the CCRI Foundation

Featured Post

  • Making science come alive Posted 5 months ago
    Thanks to our Carter Spark Grant, Narragansett Elementary School students just learned a lot about life around Narragansett Bay. Special education teacher Karen Festa used the grant to bring Save the Bay’s living “Bay Classroom Experience” to school.
  • Roger Williams' ideals come to life in scholarship recipients Posted 6 months ago
    The Rhode Island Foundation is sending seven high school seniors off to college with scholarships honoring Roger Williams, the state’s founding father.The four-year, renewable scholarships are through the Carter Roger Williams Initiative, which was launched last year by philanthropists Letitia and the late John Carter.
  • Carter fellowships inspire innovation Posted 7 months ago
    The recipients will receive $200,000 over four years to test and implement their proposals to dramatically improve life in Rhode Island thanks to the generosity of philanthropists Letitia and the late John Carter.
  • Grants will improve health of RI'ers Posted 7 months ago
    Our RIGHA Foundation Fund awards more than $280,000 in grants to promote primary health care.
  • Introducing moves to fuel growth and expansion Posted 8 months ago
    We are launching a new grantmaking opportunity, refining our strategic priorities, adopting impact targets and adding new staff positions to support work with partners, donors, nonprofits and community leaders.
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