Resources for Donors
RISD recognizes the importance of community support in realizing our vision for excellence in art and design education.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is RISD's Tax ID?
RISD's tax ID: 05-0258956
What is RISD's endowment?
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.
Corporations and foundations
RISD’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations secures private support for institutional priorities by building and fostering relationships with corporations and foundations. We work with businesses, industry associations, and foundations to identify RISD programs and priorities that provide opportunities for meaningful partnerships through a mutual vision.
RISD offers a wide range of opportunities for corporate partnership, such as sponsoring research or exhibitions at the RISD Museum, funding internships, participating in Design Portfolio Reviews or supporting Presidential Fellowships for exceptional graduate students. Continuing Education offers global online learning while RISD’s new Expanded Education offers corporate education programs centered on creativity. Our Project Open Door (POD) and Continuing Education’s regional learning programs provide opportunities to fund RISD’s work in the community, through adult continuing education programs and youth academic-year and summer programs, and through POD’s summer, weekend, and after-school programs targeting urban core city public high school students.
The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations proactively seeks grants to support institutional priorities, typically falling into these categories:
- Academic programs
- Facilities renovation/upgrade and equipment support and donations
- Undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships
- Consortial initiatives
- Continuing Education scholarships
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.
If you represent a corporation or foundation interested in partnering with RISD, we encourage you to to contact us to explore the possibilities for engaging with and supporting our robust community of student and faculty makers.
Assistant Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Phone: 401 454-6762
For inquiries about internships and hiring students or alumni contact:
Director, Career Center
Phone: 401 454-6619
Career Center Website
For inquiries related to strategic partnerships and academic partner agreements contact:
Vice Provost, Strategic Partnerships
Phone: 401 454-6298 x6298
Strategic Partnerships Website
For RISD faculty and students inquiries related to research grants & fellowships and government grants contact:
Faculty & Staff
Faculty and staff invest time and talent every day to make RISD the best it can be. They help to educate tomorrow’s creative leaders, create a welcoming environment, inspire innovation and transform lives. Numbering more than 1,000, faculty and staff are integral to the RISD community, and their commitment advances RISD’s mission.
Making a gift online
Payroll deduction is an easy way for RISD employees to make gifts directly and automatically from a paycheck. When you make a payroll deduction gift, you make a powerful statement about your commitment to RISD's future.