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Corporate partnerships

From sponsored studios and exhibitions to support for research labs and courses, corporations have made important investments in art and design education at RISD. Some of RISD's partners include:

Logos of corporations that have contributed to RISD

  • Cessna
  • Chronicle Books
  • ESPN
  • Fabricut
  • General Electric
  • Hasbro
  • JC Penny
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kikkerland Design, Inc.
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • LEGO Education
  • Levi Strauss & Company
  • Maharam
  • MASS Design Group
  • MassMutual
  • Nike
  • P’kolino
  • Saint-Gobain
  • Samsung
  • Sotheby’s
  • Starwood Hotels and Resorts
  • Steinway & Sons
  • Swarovski
  • Temes S.A.
  • Textron, Inc.
  • Toshiba
  • Unilever

Foundation support

RISD is grateful for the many foundation grants that have helped to advance our mission. Support from local, national and international foundations has been essential to the growth of the college, the RISD Museum and Continuing Education programs:

  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Angell Foundation
  • Champlin Foundation
  • Environmental Bamboo Foundation
  • Foundation for Luso-American Development
  • George I. Alden Trust
  • Hope Foundation
  • Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation
  • Rhode Island Foundation
  • van Beuren Charitable Foundation
  • William Randolph Hearst Foundation

Resources for corporate and foundation partners

RISD is proud to partner with a wide variety of foundations and corporations who play an important role in advancing our mission. Find below opportunities to learn more about and partner with our creative community.

Get in touch

If your corporation or foundation is interested in partnering with RISD, please contact:

Marjorie Hutter
Executive Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations
401 454-6432