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Special Funds

Donors are invited to consider creating an Endowed Fund or a Special Purpose Fund to have a transformational impact in the lives of children and youth.

Endowed Funds honor a legacy of love – forever.

The gift made to establish an Endowed Fund or to support our Endowment is invested with annual distributions becoming a sustainable source of revenue for Adoption Rhode Island. These gifts continue meeting the needs of youth and families into the future and create a permanent legacy for the donor, or in honor of a loved one, and may be used for a specific purpose or for unrestricted use.

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Special Purpose Funds

Special Purpose Funds at Adoption Rhode Island are raised, and donated by, a group or individual for an identified purpose. The funds are designated for a special need or opportunity supporting the well-being of children, youth and families and are used for that purpose until fully expended.

Following are examples of ARI’s current Endowed and Special Purpose Funds:

Endowed Funds benefitting Adoption Rhode Island

The Judith McSoley Fund for Children at Rhode Island Foundation


Judy McSoley was a beloved member of ARI’s family who inspired others with her passion and devotion. She was the driving force behind many of our community initiatives including the Heart Gallery. Especially close to her heart were teens aging out of foster care who found Judy to be a fierce advocate. She believed in the possibilities for their future when provided with the resources to succeed.

The Judith McSoley Fund for Children at Rhode Island Foundation provides annual funding to Adoption Rhode Island – in perpetuity – to support opportunities for teens leaving foster care to prepare for the future. The fund, established by her family, helps individual teens to overcome barriers and move towards the best future by supporting scholarships and other opportunities. Each year the distribution from the fund will ensure more teens leave foster care on a path to the best possible future with people to love and care for them by their side. Judy’s legacy will forever have a positive impact in the lives of the young people who meant so much to her.

Special Purpose Funds benefitting Adoption Rhode Island

Hasbro Wish Fund


Proceeds from Hasbro employees’ Raffle Rumble fundraiser created the Hasbro Wish Fund to give youth in foster care a special wish that will bring joy and make memories. Many of the wishes granted by the Hasbro Wish Fund made possible connections with siblings, fun activities with families, and once in a lifetime experiences or opportunities to nurture creativity or a special talent.

Wishes granted by the Hasbro Wish Fund include:

  • Musical instruments and lessons
  • Unique camp experiences
  • Sports equipment
  • Horseback riding clothing and equipment
  • Camera and supplies
  • Art, Karate, Music, Dance and other lessons


Special areas of need to consider:


  • Special Enrichment Groups and Programs including creative and healing arts and Express Yourself
  • Basic and Emergency Needs for youth, teens, parenting young adults and families
  • Adopt Hope Childhood Experiences
  • Summer Fun (including Summer Camp)
  • Forever Siblings
  • Fostering Educational Success
  • Fostering Educational Success
  • Holiday Giving
College Resource Fund

Created by an anonymous donor to provide resources to youth who have been in foster care who are working towards their college degree. Funding is used for needs for technology, materials, supplies, testing fees or other financial barriers faced by a student. The College Resource Fund supports ARI’s partnership with the Student Resource Center for the Free College Program for Adoption Rhode Island.

Explore donating to, or creating a Special Purpose Fund
Jennifer Foster