A RISD student uses a welder in a studio at RISD.
May 2021

Rallying in Support of RISD

Generous community members are choosing to invest in the future of art and design education.

• In the next academic year, we'll be able to offer 17 endowed Presidential Fellowships, 12 more than in 2020-2021.

• We've seen a growth rate of 394% in first-time alumni donors compared to the same period last year, generating a cumulative $19,500.

• These generous gifts from first-time alumni donors made an impact large enough to offer an average Materials Fund grant of $217 to 89 students with financial need to help pay for their project essentials.

Figures are for the period of July 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.