A Community Foundation That's Moving Grant Money to Local Medical Researchers

A Community Foundation That's Moving Grant Money to Local Medical Researchers

We don't see many community foundations prioritize medical research, which is more typically funded by national foundations and major philanthropists. But the Rhode Island Foundation has been working to catalyze and guide donor activity in this space since 2008.

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Unequal Outcomes: Why a Health Funder is Focused on Marginalized Communities

Unequal Outcomes: Why a Health Funder is Focused on Marginalized Communities

The grantmaking of the Maine Health Access Foundation offers a good example of how regional health funders are grappling with the complex interplay between issues of poverty, power and health. 

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Spreading it Around: How a Health Funder is Using Small Grants to Sustain Momentum

In an era of mega-givers and "big bets," making lots of very small grants may seem out of step with the times. But as we’ve reported, quite a few funders give out mini-grants for different reasons. Here’s an example.

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