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ELECTED OFFICIALS and advocates are pictured at a Rhode Island Statehouse event last April to launch the state’s Complete Count efforts. The Rhode Island Foundation just launched the Rhode Island Census 2020 Fund, which is offering nonprofit, municipal and community-based organizations grants of up to $25,000 to encourage people from hard-to-count communities to be counted. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation to launch grant program to encourage census participation

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Foundation announced Tuesday that it will offer local organizations through the Rhode Island Census 2020 Fund $425,000 in grants...

R.I. Foundation distributes $385K in grants to projects in 26 communities

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded $385,000 in grants to fund more than 40 neighborhood-based projects in 26 cities and towns, including...

6 R.I. students awarded scholarships that honor Roger Williams

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded scholarships to six Rhode Island high school students who will start college next fall. The winners...

Get opportunity zones right

A new government incentive to encourage private investment where it is most needed presents tremendous potential in Rhode Island. The incentive comes in the form...
IN 2018, the Rhode Island Foundation awarded $52 million in grants to over 1,800 nonprofits. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Rhode Island Foundation awards record $52M in 2018

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Foundation awarded $52 million in grants to more than 1,800 nonprofit organizations in 2018, according to the foundation Monday. The...

Rhode Island Foundation offers scholarships honoring Roger Williams

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation invites high school seniors to apply for the latest round of Carter Roger Williams Initiative college scholarships in...
ON TUESDAY, the R.I. Small Business Development Center and Rhode Island Foundation announced a partnership to launch the Small Business Growth Hub focused on businesses operating outside the tech indudstry. / COURTESY R.I. SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

RISBDC, R.I. Foundation launch non-tech-related Growth Hub

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A new funding outlet for non-technology-related small businesses is now available to Rhode Island companies looking to grow, thanks to a...
CARMEN DÍAZ-JUSINO has been named strategic initiative officer for economic security at the Rhode Island Foundation. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

RIF hires Díaz-Jusino as strategic initiative officer for economic security

PROVIDENCE – Tasked with leading the Rhode Island Foundation’s activities and grant-making for economic security, Carmen Díaz-Jusino was announced April 17 as a strategic...
TRAFFIC BOOST: The Rhode Island Foundation, which launched online directory Buy Local Rhode Island, above, in 2014, says holiday-shopping traffic increased in 2017. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Web tools boosting small businesses

Three years ago, the Rhode Island Foundation’s Jessica David identified a void in the local shopping scene – there was no central platform connecting...
CO-OP SPACE: Company executives at the site for the community-owned Urban Greens Food Co-op grocery store, slated to open this year on Cranston Street in Providence. From left, Philip Trevvett, vice chair and head of investments; Janiqua Jackson, general manager; and Corey Auger, chairman. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Community-supported food co-op banks on diverse investors

To find the best available produce, David Karoff, a resident of Providence’s South Side neighborhood, shops at three separate grocery stores – PriceRite, Whole...
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