EIN 05-0258956

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)

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Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is a private, nonprofit college founded in Providence, RI in 187, making it one of the first art and design schools in the US. Approximately 2,480 students from around the world are engaged in liberal arts studies and rigorous, studio-based learning at RISD, where they choose from 19 studio majors and earn bachelor’s or master’s degrees in the fine arts, architecture, design or art education. Each year more than 5,800 children and adults also access their specialized studio facilities through RISD|CE courses.
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RISD Technical Association
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Program areas at RISD

Education - Rhode Island School of Design was founded in 1877, making it one of the first art and Design schools in the us. Approximately 2,500 students from around the world are engaged in liberal art studies and rigorous, studio-based learning at risd, where they choose from 21 studio majors and earn bachelor's or master's degrees in the fine arts, architecture or art education. Each year, approximately than 4,600 children and adults also access our specialized studio facilities through risd continuing education courses.
Museum - the risd museum was founded on the belief that art, artists, and the institutions that support them play pivotal roles in promoting broad civic engagement and creating more open societies. The risd museum educates and inspires students and the public through exhibitions, lectures, tours, workshops and publications and provides free access to digital images of public domain materials in the collection for any purpose. We want our collection, scholarship, and interpretive content to be accessed, distributed, and reused by everyone.

Who funds Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding TrustUnrestricted General Support$1,500,000
The Maxwellhanrahan FoundationTo Endow A Maxwell/hanrahamaxwellhanrahanan Society of Presidential Fellowship$500,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$445,226
...and 63 more grants received totalling $4,693,970

Personnel at RISD

Donald ChoiTrustee$0
Richard MickoolChief Information Officer$199,914
David ProulxInterim President$354,855
O'Neil Andrew Sunil OutarVice President Institutional Advancement$343,909
Candace BaerVice President Human Resources$204,709
...and 16 more key personnel

Financials for RISD

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$19,679,890
Program services$179,171,213
Investment income and dividends$2,655,238
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$181
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$23,867,429
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$96,088
Total revenues$225,470,039

Form 990s for RISD

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-05-15990View PDF
2021-062022-05-12990View PDF
2020-122022-04-09990EZView PDF
2020-062021-05-18990View PDF
2019-062020-08-26990View PDF
...and 13 more Form 990s

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Data update history
February 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 30 new grant, including a grant for $500,000 from The Maxwellhanrahan Foundation
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $140,000 from American Endowment Foundation
August 10, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 9, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
July 4, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
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General information
20 Washington Pl
Providence, RI 02903
Metro area
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
Providence County, RI
Website URL
(401) 454-6100
Twitter profile
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B42: Undergraduate College (4-year)
NAICS code, primary
611310: Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
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