The Rhode Island Foundation

The Rhode Island Foundation works to build a better Rhode Island as a philanthropic resource. . .for people, communities, organizations, and programs.

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Recent News from Rhode Island Foundation

Rhode Island Foundation awards $25000 fellowships to three RI songwriters
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Last spring I heard from a fan; a teacher, on her first day of school during ... With the fellowship, I can take more time and creative risks across...more

RI Foundation gives record $87 million in 2020, much to help COVID need
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In a year of great need because of the coronavirus pandemic, the foundation received $68 million in donations, the third-highest total in its...more

News Bites: Black Business Week 2021 / Social Enterprise Greenhouse Spring 2021 Virtual ...
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How to transition a side hustle into a scalable business is one of the week's highly anticipated virtual events hosted by Sterling...more

RI Foundation awarding thousands in grants to non-profits serving state's black community

The Rhode Island foundation has awarded $75,000 in grants to local non-profits serving the state's Black community. AddThis Sharing...more

Rhode Island Foundation awards $75K in grants to local nonprofits
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The grants are made possible through the Rhode Island Foundation's Philanthropy Bannister Fund, according to President and CEO Neil...more

Newport County nonprofits have until February 11 to apply for $270000 in grants
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11 to apply for more than $270,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Foundation. “The funds provided by the Newport County Fund grant program...more

Rhode Island Foundation distributes $5 million to nonprofits helping people survive the pandemic
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PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Foundation has distributed $5 million in federal stimulus funding to more than 120 non-profits straining to...more

Federal COVID relief funds awarded to RI nonprofits
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The grants were announced on Monday. The Foundation administered two pools of money on behalf of the state — a $4-million fund for nonprofits...more

Local groups benefit from $18 million Champlin grants
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RHODE ISLAND – The Champlin Foundation announced $18 million of grant funding last week, which will be going toward a diverse group...more

City groups win big with Champlin grants
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Cape Verdean American Community Development, with $45,000 for ... The foundation awarded 188 grants to meet pressing demands related...more

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Providence County, RI

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Billy Jensen, a digital media strategist, writer, and father of two, believes that people should “return to the heyday of adventure playgrounds.”

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