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The Rhode Island Foundation is announcing $400,000 in grants for playgrounds, community gardens and other neighborhood-based projects throughout the state. Foundation CEO Neil D. Steinberg says the funding will produce places to gather, create friendships and inspire new collaborations. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Rhode Island Foundation awards $400K in community-building projects

PROVIDENCE - From shared gardens to playground expansion, 47 projects across 25 Rhode Island cities and towns are receiving a total $400,000 in grants...
INVESTED: Rhode Island Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg and Jessica David, senior vice president of strategy and community investments, have helped launch 12 Rhode Island entrepreneurs through RIF’s innovation fellowship program. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Six years in, RIF innovation fellows’ impact unclear as they fight...

Six years ago, the Rhode Island Foundation announced it was accepting applications for something called an innovation fellowship. The program, funded by local philanthropists...
KEN WAGNER, commissioner of elementary and secondary education, with Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

RIDE announces $2.69M in 21st Century CLC grants

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Department of Education awarded $2.69 million in grants to 10 community-based organizations with a focus on after-school and summer programs...
DESIGNER THREADS: DownCity Design’s Adrienne Gagnon intends to use her fellowship to build a fleet of mobile design labs outfitted with tools and media. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

RIF fellows targeting health care, design

In its inaugural Innovation Fellowships last year, The Rhode Island Foundation funded two projects with undeniable commercial potential built around growing retail and arts-centered...

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