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Too much of a good thing in R.I. history

Rhode Island has more than 190 historical and heritage organizations, one for every 5½ square miles of land.Why? Based on interviews with those engaged...
THE STUDENTS receiving scholarships from the Rhode Island Foundation are, from left to right, Ngan (Kim) Le, Mount Saint Charles Academy, Columbia University; Night Jean Muhingabo, Central High School, Johnson & Wales University; Fatou Dieng, Woonsocket High School, Smith College; Taleen Donoyan, Cranston High School West, Quinnipiac College or University of Rhode Island; Diana Iglesias, Central High School, Providence College; Kelsey Dellinger, North Kingstown High School, University of Rhode Island. /COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Winners of Roger Williams commemorative college scholarships announced by RI Foundation

PROVIDENCE – Six high school seniors from Cranston, Providence, North Kingstown and Woonsocket will share $100,000 in college scholarships honoring Roger Williams, thanks to...

Meghan Hughes

Meghan Hughes has been named to the board of directors of the Rhode Island Foundation. She is president of the Community College of Rhode...
SWIM PREPARATION: Swimmers and kayakers in the fourth wave of the 40th Save The Bay Swim in August 2016 get ready to start their 1.7-nautical-mile challenge  from Newport to Jamestown. / COURTESY SAVE THE BAY

Fundraising costs, benefits go beyond money for nonprofits

Once every year Narragansett Bay, from Naval Station Newport to Jamestown’s Potter Cove, is flooded with 700 swimmers and kayakers dedicated to improving and...
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...
MEDLEY GENOMICS, which provides smart software solutions for optimizing effective individualized therapy for cancer patients, recently won the inaugural MassChallenge Bridge to Rhode Island Bootcamp, in which Rhode Island-based startups competed for a chance to participate in the MassChallenge accelerator.

Medley Genomics wins MassChallenge Rhode Island Bootcamp

PROVIDENCE – Medley Genomics, which provides smart software solutions for optimizing effective individualized therapy for cancer patients, recently won the inaugural MassChallenge Bridge to...
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo launched a statewide initiative Monday designed to improve health care for all Rhode Islanders. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo launches initiative to improve health care for R.I.

PROVIDENCE – A statewide initiative was launched Monday designed to improve health care for all Rhode Islanders.Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, who announced the new...

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...
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