About

Your Community Foundation

The Rhode Island Foundation helps thoughtful individuals, families, organizations, and corporations make smart, effective change.

Student participating in the Family Service walking school bus project

A community foundation provides a link between philanthropy and the needs of a place.

Each community foundation in the United States (nearly 800) is made up of charitable funds established by generous donors. The funds are pooled and invested so that they grow. The income generated becomes a permanent, steady resource for community giving. Rhode Island Foundation is the state's community foundation and largest funder of its nonprofit organizations.

Trusted for more than a century

Rhode Island Foundation is one of the oldest - and largest - community foundations in the country.

Our history

Giving helps people do good and feel good

We work to increase the magnitude of both. Read more about our approach.

Mission, vision, and strategy