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Change lives with the RISD Fund

Thanks to RISD’s support, I can focus completely on my success here instead of being worried about financial limitations. As the first in my family to go to college, I am incredibly grateful to have these opportunities. I never thought it would have been possible to experience all of this.
Aaron Teves BArch 20

Make the broadest impact with a gift to the RISD Fund. We invite you to:

Support RISD’s Greatest Needs

Help RISD address the ever-evolving needs of our students and faculty. You can provide RISD with the flexibility to meet new challenges and take advantage of opportunities to advance our mission.

Increase Financial Aid

Support scholarships that reduce student loans and ensure that RISD students can devote their energies to learning and making instead of worrying about mounting debt. You can offer students the freedom to shape their futures.


Every student at RISD should have an equal opportunity to succeed. A critical part of RISD’s education happens in the studio and through experiences that extend beyond campus.Your gift will ensure that RISD students have the support they need to purchase materials for studio projects, enroll in RISD travel courses and benefit from career-building internships.

Build Academic Programming and Faculty Support

Provide targeted funding to support the Fleet Library at RISD and the departments, labs and centers that serve the divisions of Architecture + Design, Experimental and Foundation Studies, Fine Arts and Liberal Arts. You can accelerate the growth of academic programs and expand resources for faculty.

Update Equipment and Technology

Invest in RISD’s hands-on educational experience by supporting the state-of-the-art equipment that makes our studios hum. Provide RISD students and faculty with the opportunity to use new and emergent technologies in their creative practices. You can ensure that RISD continues to offer a space for learning that takes advantage of cutting-edge technology.

Elevate Student Life

Give RISD students the best possible environment in which to live, learn, enjoy a healthy lifestyle and build community via extracurricular activities. You can enhance wellness services, dining, housing and activities that help students make the most of their RISD experience.

Get in touch

Please call toll-free 844 454-1877 or email for more information about how you can support the RISD Fund and direct your gift to support what matters most to you.

Other opportunities to give

Support our students

Increase scholarships and fellowships and advance social equity so students with limited financial means can benefit from all that a RISD education has to offer.

Invest in faculty excellence

Support the extraordinary teachers and makers who are shaping RISD’s next generation of artists and designers.

Empower campus transformation

Build the best environment for learning and making by investing in RISD’s studio, classroom, gathering and living spaces.