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 to develop recommendations to state leaders for spending $1 billion in broad new stimulus funding the state is projected to receive from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Now, through July 15, 2021, we're looking for broad community engagement and idea generation.

With the support of the Economic Progress Institute and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, the Foundation’s Make it Happen Steering Committee has developed a set of guiding principles, in alignment with federal guidance, regarding the intended use of ARPA dollars.

Idea Generation Toolkit

With this toolkit, you'll be able to brainstorm on your own or convene a conversation with friends, neighbors, relatives, or colleagues to generate your big ideas.

Access the toolkit

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

Let Your Voice Be Heard

All ideas presented through the submission form will be shared with the Steering Committee in full. Later this summer a series of accessible visioning workshops will be hosted by the Steering
Committee, and anyone who submits ideas will be invited to attend.

Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on July 15, 2021.

Submit your ideas

Formulario de propuesta-encuesta en línea