Rhode Island: It's All in Our Backyard

So, where did the Rhode Island: It’s All In Our Backyard campaign come from?

In 2012, the Rhode Island Foundation gathered 300 private sector leaders for Make It Happen RI, a two-day convening on the Rhode Island economy. The state’s lack of self-esteem emerged as a major theme. So the Foundation partnered with creative and communications consultants Basics Group and Myranda Group to develop a campaign that celebrates our community.

In The News

Cranston Company Makes Robots for America
Cranston Patch
March 26, 2014
Rhode Island Foundation Boosts Farm-to-table Industry
Rhode Island Small Business Journal
March 18, 2014
Art, Design, and Manufacturing Intersect in Our Backyard
Rhode Island Small Business Journal
February 20, 2014
Seeing Success Stories in Our Backyard
Rhode Island Small Business Journal
December 18, 2013
East Bay entrepreneur one of many making it happen for R.I.
East Bay Newspapers
November 4, 2013
Langevin on tour discovers what’s great in ‘our backyard’
Cranston Herald
October 23, 2013
Our Backyard RI showcases State’s treasures, seeks stories
WPRI
October 15, 2013
An op-ed from Neil Steinberg: We’re proud of R.I.’s efforts in last year
Providence Journal
October 1, 2013
Building on RI successes
Providence Journal
August 4, 2013
Foundation wants to change what we think about RI
Providence Journal
July 31, 2013

Calling All Media

We need your help to reach all Rhode Islanders and share these great stories.

Please contact us when you feature any of our stories or mention our Rhode Island: It's All In Our Backyard campaign.

Email us at ourbackyardri@rifoundation.org

From remarkable reinventions to tiny triumphs, there’s too much activity in Our Backyard for one effort to capture. Thankfully, we’re not alone in working to promote Rhode Island’s promise.

Campaign Sponsors

Meet some of the organizations that have contributed in a big way to the campaign.

Financial Contributors:
In-Kind Sponsors: