In 2016, the Rhode Island Foundation celebrated its 100th anniversary as the sole community foundation dedicated to Rhode Island. In honor of their centennial, the Foundation led a $10 million campaign to preserve and enhance one of Rhode Island’s most treasured spaces, Roger Williams Park, in partnership with the Providence Parks Department.

Of the total raised, $5 million will be used for immediate capital improvements in the Park and up to $5 million from the campaign will be held and managed in a permanent endowment at the Foundation to provide perpetual operating support for the Roger Williams Park Conservancy.

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AAA Northeast

Christopher Ackley

April Alix

Allen Family Fund

Michael Allio

Amica Companies Foundation

Emily Andrew-Marotta

Bafflin Foundation

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

The Baxt Fund 

Kathleen Black

Blount Fine Foods Fund 

Chip and Brenda Bolster

George H. Bond and Mary K. Bond Fund

Adrian Bonéy and Martha Fish 

Boyajian Family Fund

Mark and Christina Braun

Ian Brown

Vincent Buonanno 

Fred and Joyce Butler

Brian and Virginia Byrnes

Julia and Nick Califano

Paul and Patricia Carlson

Carter Fund

Darby Castigliego

Elizabeth Z. Chace Fund

Arnold “Buff” & Johnnie Chace 

The Champlin Foundation

The Honorable Edward Clifton and Audrey Clifton

Jean Cohoon

The Collis Foundation 

Rallis Conover Family Fund

Arianne Corrente

Gonzalo Cuervo and Francis E. Parra

David Dadekian

Robert W. & Mary W.C. (Polly) Daly Fund 

Joanne M. Daly and Guy M. Millick

George and Donna David

Jessica David

Delta Dental of Rhode Island

Dimock Fund

Deborah DiNardo, Esq.

Lauren Drapala

Barbara Dreyer

Charles & Nancy Dunn Family Fund  

Embolden Charitable Fund

Linda Fain Family Fund in memory of Beatrice and Archie Fain

Norman & Rosalie Fain Family Foundation

William Falk

Malcolm Farmer III, Esq.

H. Jack & Hannah Feibelman

Carrie Bridges Feliz

Lee Ann Freitas

Florence Family Fund

Bob and Wini Galkin Fund


Ira S. and Anna Galkin Fund

Megan E. Gardner

Michael and Jen Gazdacko

Richard and Vera Gierke Family Fund

Gilbane, Inc.

Gilbert Charitable Fund

Suzanne Gilstein

Gail A. Ginnetty Charitable Fund

Carol Golden and Stuart Einhorn

Leon and Barbara Goldstein Fund

Susan F. Gonsalves Charitable Fund

George and Lois Graboys

Gregson Foundation

Karen Grenier

Kelly Joy Grenier

Connie Grosch

Haffenreffer Family Fund

Polly and Ned Handy

Dr. Daniel S. and Dorothy J. Harrop Fund

Mary Hartley

Hasbro Children’s Fund, Inc.

Karin Hebb

Thomas Hines

Barry and Kathleen Hittner Fund

The Honorable Steven Howitt and Pam Tesler Howitt

Allen and Katharine Howland-Gammell Family Fund

Benjamin Hsu

Ryan and Alison Jackson

Daniel Kertzner

Horace A. & S. Ella Kimball Foundation

Judith Alperin King and Timothy King Fund

Jonathan and Judith Knight

Christopher Lanen and Kelly Rogers

Marie Langlois and John Loerke

Margaret and Bertram Lederer Family Fund

Ginny Leslie

Letcher Family Fund

Edward Levine and Isabella Porter

Dan Levinson RI Fund

June Rockwell Levy Foundation

Ida Ballou Littlefield Memorial Trust

Stanley and Martha Livingston Fund

Mary Lovejoy and John Whistler

Kristy Luke

Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

Zeldy Lyman and Duncan White

Ronald and Kati Machtley

James and Jean Schofield Madden Family Fund

Julie Mahaney

Ed and Kathleen Malin

Bhikhaji Maneckji Fund

Cynthia M. Macarchuk Donor Advised Fund

Maranatha Fund

Ruth and Samuel Markoff Fund

Edward and Marie Massoud

McCleary Family Fund

Dorothy R. McCulloch Fund

Liz and Jack McDonald Fund

Maryanne McElroy

Jesse Metcalf

Terry A. Meyer Fund

Dorothy Carol Mitchell Charitable Fund

Heidi Keller Moon Fund

Francis Mullin

Murphy Family Fund

Murray Family Charitable Foundation

Kathleen Murray

Colin Myers Memorial Fund

Navigant Credit Union

Jane Nelson

Wendy Nilsson and Michael Paradiso

Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation

Pamela Boylan Ong and Warren Ong

Kevin Orth

Lauren Paola

Joseph Pari

Dante Pennacchia and Patricia Pennacchia Charitable Fund

Jenny Pereira

Donald I. Perry Fund

Potter Family Fund

Pozzi Charitable Realty Trust UTA in memory of Lombard John Pozzi A.I.A.

Providence Journal Charitable Legacy Fund

Shayne Purdue

Helen Walker Raleigh Tree Care Trust Fund

Cynthia Stewart Reed

Rhode Island Foundation Employee Fund

Ricci Family Fund

Derwent Jean Riding

Charles and Mary Beth Riotto

Clayton Rockefeller

Rooks Family Fund

Herman Rose

Russell Morin Catering and Events

Maury and Mary Lou Ryan

Rykat Fund

George M. and Barbara H. Sage Fund

Salten Weingrod Family Fund

Julia Sampson

Jim and Erika Sanzi

Savage and Luther Family Fund

Deborah Schimberg

Mary and Michael Schwartz Fund

Dr. H. Denman and Jill Scott

Seventy-Five Corp.

Peggy and Henry D. Sharpe, Jr.

Soutter Family Fund

Starkweather & Shepley Charitable Fund

State Preservation Grant from the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission

Linda Steere and Edward DiLuglio

Neil Steinberg and Eugenia Shao

Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation

Dexter Strong and Maureen Taylor

Kim and Howard Sutton Fund

Anne and Michael Szostak Fund

Rupert C. Thompson Fund

The Honorable Ernest Torres and Jan Torres

Trimix Foundation

Verrecchia Family Foundation

Washington Street Fund