Giving & Donations

International House of Rhode Island is an independent nonprofit organization 501 (c) (3), which relies on community support by its members, donations, and grants.  The International House is committed to promoting international understanding through social, educational activities and programs in a safe environment.

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We provide a “home away from home” for international students, scholars, professors, researchers, business community, and their families. We enhance the local community by building cultural awareness and knowledge of the world through programs created with the distinct purpose of increasing connection, celebrating similarities and differences and envisioning a world in which friendship and understanding overwhelm anonymity, isolation, and ignorance.

Ways to Give

International House of Rhode Island accepts General Donations via cash, check, or major credit cards.  Another way to give is to become a Member, which will help support our mission and give you a chance to form friendship with people from all over the world and receive a discount for our events.  We have also partnered with the Rhode Island Foundation to offer Planned Giving options.

Donations can be mailed or delivered directly to 8 Stimson, Providence, RI 02906.  As a 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit corporation cash donations are tax deductible (check with your tax adviser for details).

For more information regarding gifts, please contact John Walker, Development & Financial Manager at or (401) 421-7181


General Donation

International House of Rhode Island is grateful to the many individuals, foundations, and corporations that support our mission and the people whom we serve. The children, adults, and families who are a part of International House of Rhode Island quest to promote friendship, connection, learning and global understanding can continue with your support. Below are many ways that you can support our work at International House of Rhode Island.


Giving Through Membership

International House of Rhode Island members help to maintain this historic House, its programs, classes, clubs and all activities.  Offerings include (but are not limited to) the following:  English Class – International Dinners – Wednesday Evening Cross-cultural Programs – French Club – Knitting & Craft Group.

Individual Membership $30.00

Family Membership $45.00

We are also introducing an Alumni Membership that offers a wonderful opportunity to stay connected to former friends of IHRI and contributing to our exciting and growing community. 

Alumni Membership $25.00

Planned Giving

We have partnered with Rhode Island Foundation to help you answer any questions about your planned giving needs. Please know that when you click on Planned Giving, you will find information about ways you can make a gift to us and enjoy valuable benefits such as lifetime income and tax savings. If you have questions regarding specific plans, please contact us.

We know that you would like to help us but may not know how. One idea you might consider is a charitable bequest.  It is simply a commitment made in your will to leave a future amount, asset or percentage of your estate to International House of Rhode Island. Your bequest is important because it will help International House of Rhode Island continue our mission into the future. 

Save Our Building

Our historic building, designed by Rhode Island architect Edward I Nickerson (1845-1908), is a true "home-away-from-home" for international visitors and students to our State. The building is always in need always in need of updates and restoration.

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The exquisite woodwork, brownstone entrance, yellow roman bricks, stained glass, and copper detailing all need constant attention. Our goal is to maintain and enhance the rich beauty of our building in perpetuity: THE GOLD KEY SOCIETY. A plaque with donors names will be proudly hung in the house to acknowledge each gift of $1,000 an more. 100% of the donation will go to projects that will maintain our House. Please become a part of the legacy to preserve the past, present, and future of this lovely building. Thank You.     

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Gifts in Memory Of/In Honor Of…

When considering donating to our International House of Rhode Island, you may wish to give a gift in memory of a loved one, or in honor of a special occasion for a friend or family member.  We will keep these meaningful contributions posted here on our website – thanks so much for thinking of us and supporting the critical work we do, providing many opportunities for cross-cultural learning and community engagement.  To have your "in Memory Off or In Honor Of" please contact John Walker at (401) 421-7181 or email