Community giving is only the start

We all should take the time to thank the Rhode Island Foundation for its good work. The state’s largest foundation recently announced that it made a record $31 million in grants in 2013, benefitting more than 1,300 nonprofits. More

To continue reading this article, please do one of the following.



PBN Editorial

Community giving is only the start

Posted 3/17/14

We all should take the time to thank the Rhode Island Foundation for its good work. The state’s largest foundation recently announced that it made a record $31 million in grants in 2013, benefitting more than 1,300 nonprofits.

But the community’s response should be much more than a handshake and a slap on the back.

Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg says that a very important part of the nonprofit’s mission is to show how effective philanthropy can be and thereby inspire more people to invest in their communities as well.

Mr. Steinberg and company have been quite successful in showing tangible results for their efforts. The Make It Happen Rhode Island initiative inspired the private sector to take charge of the state’s economic destiny, and the foundation added funding in support of 19 initiatives. The Rhode Island Innovation Fellowships, privately funded by Letitia and John Carter, already has committed more than $1 million for four fellows. One of them is driving the bus on the proposed Providence Design Forward accelerator mentioned above, which has the potential to make Rhode Island a national leader in commercial design.

The Rhode Island Foundation’s call to philanthropic engagement is one the entire state should hear and respond to. •

Calendar
PBN Hosted
Events

Two Great Programs...One Great Event. PBN's Annual Celebration of Growth and Innovation is now underway. 2014 applications are now available. Deadline August 1st.
  • 40 Under Forty
    We're almost sold out. The 10th Anniversary of 40 Under Forty, and PBN is planni ...
  • Healthiest Employers
    Save the date - August 14th - at the Providence Marriott for the 3rd annual Heal ...
Advertisement
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  •  
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  •  
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
  •  
    National
    Local
    Latest News
    Advertisement