Founded in 1983, the Foundation's mission is to provide non-profit care-giver organizations with the kind of first class work environments and facilities they deserve but may not be able to afford on their own.
At present there are 23 not-for-profit agencies at The Independence Square Foundation's two locations in Rhode Island. One is at the Independence Square facility in Kingston and another in Pawtucket.
The Foundation has helped various non-profit organizations maximize their funds by sharing space, overhead and expertise, and by creating synergies among themselves. The economies that result from these collaborations allow non-profits to direct more of their funds to their specific mission. The foundation also works with other partner agencies to provide information and advocacy in several areas, including estate planning, special needs trust, investment planning, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance for nonprofits, as well as advocating for national disability policy.