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Recovery strains community, philanthropic resources

As 2017 comes to a close, the United States is a long way from closing the book on the devastating effects of three hurricanes....
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION has begun accepting applications for $600,000 in seed grants through its 2018 Carter Fellowships for Entrepreneurial Innovation initiative. (L-R) Foundation CEO Neil D. Steinberg, 2017 fellowship recipients Ditra Edwards and Donna Childs and Foundation Senior Vice President Jessica David are pictured at the announcement of the fellowships that were awarded earlier this year./ COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

RIF Innovation Fellowship undergoes rebrand, calls for 2018 applicants

PROVIDENCE – As it approaches its seventh year, the Rhode Island Foundation’s Innovation Fellowship, one of the most prestigious entrepreneurial awards in the state,...
DITRA EDWARDS and Donna Childs are flanked by the Rhode Island Foundation’s Neil D. Steinberg and Jessica David, far right. Childs and Edwards were chosen from nearly 200 applicants to receive $300,000 over three years to pursue their proposals for improving civic engagement in Rhode Island. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Childs and Edwards named 2017 RIF Innovation Fellows

PROVIDENCE – Donna Childs and Ditra Edwards were named 2017 Innovation Fellows by the Rhode Island Foundation at a celebration on Wednesday at the...

Shellfish, cinema projects win 4th round of R.I. Foundation fellowships

PROVIDENCE – With a nod to seafood and the arts, the Rhode Island Foundation on Wednesday announced this year’s winners of the Rhode Island...
WHETTING APPETITES: David Dadekian, right, owner of Eat Drink RI LLC, with sous chef Ashley Vanasse. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Fellows follow passions to $300K

Following their passions led this year’s Innovation Fellows to concrete projects that have the potential to affect the food and textile industries in Rhode...
ONE OF TWO RHODE ISLAND INNOVATION FELLOWS named this week, Amy Bernhardt will receive $300,000 over three years to create Colorfast, a research and manufacturing facility to design and produce digitally printed textiles. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Textiles, food projects take 3rd round of R.I.F. fellowships

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Innovation Fellows Amy Bernhardt and David Dadekian will pursue projects in the textile and food industries respectively, Rhode Island Foundation...
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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