“The environment, science, education and health - these are the sparks that drive the Foundation.”

 
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Our Focus

 
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Innovation

 Individuals and organizations that search for the next big idea are our passion; funding new ideas and technologies for the purpose of making the world better.

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Conservation

To increase long-term success for the planet, the history in our community -- people and places -- needs to be understood and preserved.  

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Development

The world needs to be sustainable for future generations.  The Foundation funds projects that promote progress and growth on local and global levels.  

 

“We fund innovative thinking. New and creative ideas...”

 
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Our work

 
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RhodySquash at YMCA

Co-founded in 2010, this organization is focused on the heath, wellness and athletic development of the youth on Aquidneck Island.  Squash is a great sport and RhodySquash is an organization dedicated to its mission: Corpus, Mens, Spiritus (Body, Mind, Spirit).   A dream for a state-of-the-art of Squash Center on Aquidneck Island where the community can gather to support our youth is in motion.  Passion for community and wellness are the driver to work with the YMCA to build a world class Squash Center for Newport County. 

Learn more at https://newportymca.org/rhodysquash/

 
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InnovationLab at St. Michael’s Country Day School

To nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs, St. Michael's is building a maker's lab.  This Aquidneck Island elementary school is providing young children the opportunity and exposure to create, build and play -- elevate education and technology.

Learn more at smcds.org/maker-lab

 
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Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute (NPNI) at RI Hospital

An opportunity to make a powerful impact on neurosciences and state of Rhode Island. This Institute promotes talented and innovative research, has created economic development for the state, and supports progress in the arena's of health and technology.

Learn more at lifespan.org

 

Commemorative Air Force

Military aviation is in the de Ramel bloodline, and supporting the history and preservation of aviation in the United States is a natural extension of the Foundation's work.

Learn more at https://www.commemorativeairforce.org

Newport SkatePark

The promotion of health and wellness through a community partnership -- local Skate enthusiasts and local government working together for the youth and their sport.  This will be the only SkatePark on Aquidneck Island when it is completed.

Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/newnewportskatepark/

North Country School

Supporting education is a key focus of the Foundation.  Our work with NCS/NTT is an opportunity to shift out of the local community to connect with new ideas and creative thinking.

Learn more at https://www.northcountryschool.org/about-us

About us

 

Family

Our young family lives in Newport, Rhode Island . . . 

Learn about our family.

History

The de Ramel Foundation (dRF) is a private grant-making 501c3 organization founded in 2009.  

Learn about our history.

Our Logo

Our ancestor Ramelli invented the book wheel  . . . 

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