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The RISD endowment is a dedicated and permanent source of funding, composed mainly of philanthropic gifts, that secures and strengthens the core of RISD’s mission now and for future generations.

RISD’s endowment as of June 30, 2023

RISD’s endowment balance

$396 million

Endowment draw used in support of critical programs

$17.3 million