Rhode Island Foundation
By Steve Ahlquist on September 18, 2017
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced funding to cover every Rhode Island DACA recipient eligible to renew their application before the October 5 deadline.
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By Steve Ahlquist on January 8, 2017
Powerful business interests spend the day hammering out their legislative priority wishlist and present them directly to elected officials. One-stop shopping.
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By Steve Ahlquist on January 19, 2016
In a state with over 14 percent poverty and nearly 1 in 5 children living in poverty, you’d think a report on creating a better economic climate might address the subject more forthrightly.
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By Chris_Barnett on December 19, 2014
Nearly 160 teachers in five urban school districts are getting more resources for classroom innovation thanks to $148,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Foundation. Full-time third-grade teachers in any public or charter school in Central Falls, Newport, Pawtucket, Providence and Woonsocket were eligible to for Spark Grants of up to $1,000 to fund programs […]
By Bob Plain on January 23, 2014
Monday Jan 23, 2013 North Kingstown, RI – Good morning, Ocean State Futurists. This is Bob Plain, editor and publisher of the RI Future blog podcasting to you from The Hideaway on the banks of the Mattatuxet River behind the Shady Lea Mill in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Today is Thursday, January 23 and our […]
By Greg Gerritt on November 9, 2012
Every year I write an essay on the spirit of the Buy Nothing Day Winter Coat Exchange and how to heal the economy, ecosystem, and communities of Rhode Island using the principles of use less, share more. Often I dedicate the essay to those trying to end poverty, war, or planetary destruction, or in jest […]
By Bob Plain on April 12, 2012
The Rhode Island Foundation honored the winners and finalists of its first even Innovation Fellowships at an event at the Superman Building Wednesday night. Winners Soren Ryherd, who plans to leverage the power of the internet to help small businesses fill vacant storefronts in Providence and elsewehere, and Allan Tear plans to do for arts […]
By Thom Cahir on August 7, 2011
In these economic times, everyone depends on help from somewhere and Rhode Island’s non-profit agencies probably more so than anyone. That’s where our friends at the Rhode Island Foundation play such a major role. For those of you unfamiliar with RIF, they are the pre-eminent leader in community philanthropy in the state and provide guidance, […]