Community Investments

Make it Happen: Investing for Rhode Island's Future

Discussing their ideas

Make it Happen: Investing for Rhode Island’s Future is a Rhode Island Foundation-led initiative aimed at developing recommendations for state leaders to consider as they decide how to spend the $1.1 billion in funding the state is set to receive from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

The Foundation is working in partnership with the Economic Progress Institute, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, and the Foundation’s Make it Happen Steering Committee to combine rigorous policy analysis, public, and stakeholder input, to develop a set of spending recommendations that have the potential to move Rhode Island forward.

Progress Report

Read on for an update from Neil D. Steinberg, the Foundation's president and CEO, regarding Make it Happen: Investing for Rhode Island's Future.

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Steering Committee

The Make it Happen Steering Committee will analyze the public’s input, additional policy research and data collection to make funding recommendations to state leaders.

Meet the committee members