By giving to RISD, you support our community of makers and educators in creating a world where art and design matter—now and in the future. Your contributions help us create spaces and support the best teachers, programs and tools for advancing RISD’s educational mission and making our programs accessible to talented and motivated students regardless of their means.

What we can accomplish together

Getting through RISD is challenging enough without having to worry about the cost of tuition, materials, books, tools and everything else it takes to become a creative professional. Your contribution—to the RISD Annual Fund, scholarship programs or special initiatives—offers an antidote to worry by raising support to help students succeed. Gifts to RISD help offset the cost of new and refurbished studios and of maintaining the latest technologies, while enabling today’s most promising practitioners to teach and mentor the next generation of makers.