The Nursing Foundation of Rhode Island is supported through individual donations. Donations are made by direct private donations and donations through the United Way and SECA (State Employees Charitable Appeal) payroll deductions. The NFRI donor # is 6283.
All donations are tax deductible.

Gift and Memorial donations are always appropriate and Gift/Memorial envelopes are available by contacting us at 401-223-9680 or

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Individual donation checks should be made out to: Nursing Foundation of Rhode Island.

Mail your donation with the Foundation's contribution form to:

Nursing Foundation of RI
P.O. Box 41702
Providence, RI 02940

Don't Forget to Choose the Nursing Foundation of Rhode Island for the Next United Way or SECA Campaign. Or, consider a donation to the Foundation to honor a special nurse colleague or practitioner, to acknowledge a special person or to celebrate a birthday, graduation or holiday.


Many of our scholarships are made possible through contributions from donors making memorial or special recognition gifts allocated to specific funds. If you would like your donation to go to a specific memorial or special recognition fund, please indicate the name of the Fund when making the donation. Below is a list of these funds.

  • Louis and Patricia F. Zanella Memorial Fund (awarded to CCRI students only)
  • Drew-Lewis Fund
  • Kathleen Dwyer Fund
  • Enright Fund
  • Ethel Ferrara Fund
  • Sherman Family Fund
  • Mulvey Family Fund
  • Betsy Nield Fund
  • Roger Williams Hospital School of Nursing Mary Thoman Scholarship
  • Sweetland/Frye Fund
  • Myriam Stettler, RN Nursing Scholarship Fund
  • The Jean Schmeiding Fund
  • The Gertrude Parkhurst Fund
  • . Thank you for your support of our Foundation.

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