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The CCRI Foundation  was established in 1979, and for over 40 years has been vital to helping our students achieve their academic and professional goals through scholarships, book awards, and emergency funding. Today, philanthropic partners become critical to our growing community that make up 20,000 enrolled students and nearly 80,000 alumni.

The mission of the CCRI Foundation is to secure monies for the Community College of Rhode Island through dynamic campaigns and public awareness of the College’s value to the community.

Whats New?

The Community College of Rhode Island Foundation Board of Trustees and Alumni Association Assembly (CCRI Foundation) named one of the six recipients and the First Community College Foundation for the 2022 John W. Nason Award for Board Leadership by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), the premier organization representing higher education governing boards. The Nason Award, established in 1992, is presented in partnership with TIAA to higher education governing boards that demonstrate exceptional leadership and initiative.

Check out our press release HERE!

AGB Award

Raising Opportunities

ROOur fifth annual Raising Opportunities benefit was held on May 20th. CCRI students accomplished what some may have thought impossible: despite a pandemic and recession, we celebrated a record-breaking graduation rate. Our students need you now more than ever and our Raising Opportunities benefit this year will ensure future students make a COMEBACK too. Please consider a gift to support the COMEBACK fund campaign today through our Raising Opportunities campaign. [Make your gift] 

CCRI and Alumni Annual Funds

GiselleGifts to CCRI's annual funds provide vital support for scholarships, innovative programs, and key college initiatives. Meet some of our exemplary students and instructors to learn how your gift benefits their hard work. [Learn more about Annual Fund]

CCRI Foundation Scholarships

ScholarshipCCRI Scholarships - The foundation offers more than 80 endowed and/or depleting scholarships and awards for full-time and part-time students based on academic preference, degree program, financial need and/or merit. [Learn more on Foundation scholarship page]