Ways of Giving

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RISD’s ability to make lasting contributions to a global society through critical thinking, scholarship and innovation relies on the generosity of its donors.

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How to give

RISD is grateful for the support of alumni, parents and friends. Your generosity makes it possible for RISD to deliver the best art and design education in the world. Thank you.


It’s quick and easy to make an online gift to RISD using our secure site. RISD gratefully accepts PayPal, Venmo, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay as well as credit card payment through American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Maestro and JCB. Our secure site can also accept many different types of cryptocurrency.


Call toll-free 401 454-6325.


Please make your check payable to "Rhode Island School of Design" and indicate the designation of your gift in the memo line.

Please mail your check to:

Division of Institutional Advancement
Rhode Island School of Design
20 Washington Place
Providence, RI 02903