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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...

Rhode Island Foundation offers $25K fellowships to budding writers

PROVIDENCE – Up to three local writers are eligible for $25,000 Rhode Island Foundation fellowships that will allow them to focus on the creative...
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...

Five Questions With: Carmen Díaz-Jusino

Carmen Díaz-Jusino was appointed strategic initiative officer for economic security at the Rhode Island Foundation on April 17. Beginning in 2006, she worked at...

Rhode Island Foundation awards $338K to medical research projects

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded $338,000 to 16 medical research projects, seed money that will allow researchers at Brown University, The Miriam...
ON MONDAY, Brown University published Brown and the Innovation Economy - a strategic plan which includes five action points which the school identified to help achieve its goals of further local economic impact. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown highlights new ways to leverage school assets for greater economic...

PROVIDENCE – Incentivizing local entrepreneurs, translating medical innovations into products and companies, increasing the school’s engagement with private industry and building new innovation infrastructure...
Arts and cultural organizations of color have until July 20 to apply for capacity-building grants from the Rhode Island Foundation. The Cambodian Society of Rhode Island, performing here, is a previous recipient. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation renews Expansion Arts Program grant program

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has put out a call for applications for $120,000 in grants of up to $30,000 each to support...
EXCESS FOOD: Eva Agudelo launched Hope’s Harvest Rhode Island in February, a nonprofit that works with farms and food-service organizations to identify excess food and transport it to organizations that serve it to those in need.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Hope’s Harvest promotes equality with food

Eva Agudelo’s childhood was one marked by food ­insecurity.“There were times would skip meals, so I had enough money to eat. That’s a...

Rhode Island champions innovation

The Undersea Technology Innovation Consortium was recently awarded an “Other Transaction Agreement” for undersea and maritime technology prototyping from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center,...
Representatives of Newport County nonprofit organizations listen as the Rhode Island Foundation announces they will share nearly $270,000 in grants. The funds will underwrite activities ranging from workforce training and after school activities to preventing relationship violence and protecting vulnerable seniors. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Rhode Island Foundation awards nearly $270K to Newport County-serving organizations

PROVIDENCE - Forty grants funding job readiness training, after school activities, protecting vulnerable seniors and preventing domestic violence were among $267,755 in grants awarded...
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