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THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION'S President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg announced Saturday the immediate launch of a new grantmaking opportunity, Responsive Grants, among other updates for the ney year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RIF expands grant opportunities, staff, recommits to strategic priorities

PROVIDENCE - While the Rhode Island Foundation closed out 2017 having doled out $43 million in grants to more than 1,700 nonprofit organizations and...
JANET ROBINSON, the former president and CEO of The New York Times Co., was named to the Rhode Island Foundation board of directors in January. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Former New York Times CEO named to RIF board of directors

PROVIDENCE – Janet Robinson, former president and CEO of The New York Times Co., was named to the Rhode Island Foundation board of directors...
Jeff Prystowski, Jacob Richman and Kirsten Volness have won the Rhode Island Foundation's MacColl Johnson Fellowships for composers. Volness plans to use her $25,000 prize to produce and promote an album of original electro-acoustic music for strings and piano and to ​develop an original, multi-media opera. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. composers win $25K RIF arts grants

PROVIDENCE - Continuing a 13-year annual tradition, the Rhode Island Foundation announced Monday three $25,000 grants from its Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION is awarding $130,000 in grants and scholarships through its new Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund. From left, Beverly Ledbetter, Linda Newton, Brendan Kane and Edward Clifton serve on the fund’s advisory committee. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

RIF awards $130K to organizations serving African-American community

PROVIDENCE – In recognition of black history month, the Rhode Island Foundation is awarding $130,000 in grants and scholarships to the local African-American community...
The Rhode Island Foundation will honor Delta Dental of Rhode Island, the Care Transformation Collaborative and attorney Renée A.R. Evangelista of Howland Evangelista Kohlenberg Burnett at its 2018 annual meeting this year. Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg speaks at last year’s event. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation sets meeting date, puts spotlight on community leaders

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Foundation has announced the date of its 2018 annual meeting, May 24, as well as the names of the...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION is offering $265,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations that serve Newport County residents. Front row, from left, Marilyn Warren of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Newport; Marty Sinnott of Child & Family in Middletown; and Rachel Holbert and Will Cronin from the Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown at the announcement of last year’s grants. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

RIF offers $265K in grants to serve Newport County residents

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has put out a call for nonprofit organizations serving Newport County residents to apply for $265,000 in grants...
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...

DeBlois wins enrichment prize from Rhode Island Foundation

ROB DEBLOIS, principal of The UCAP School, formerly the Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program, recently won the inaugural Murray Family Prize for Enrichment from the...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL Management announced $380,000 is available in the form of Local Agriculture and Seafood Act grants and Farm Viability grants for 2018.

RIDEM announces $380K in grants available for food, farming businesses

PROVIDENCE – Farm and food businesses looking to grow in Rhode Island can apply for up to $380,000 in grants available from the R.I....
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