The National GRACE Foundation provides free college admissions and financial aid counseling to high-school and college-aged students and their families who are affected by pediatric cancer. The National GRACE Foundation presents college financial aid nights at cancer clinics and also provides families with one-on-one counseling. The National GRACE Foundation was founded by Anthony Gallonio, Director of Financial Aid at the Rhode Island School of Design ( RISD ). His daughter, Grace, is a pediatric cancer survivor. The name of the foundation also stands for “Growing, Recovering and Achieving a College Education”.