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Sixty youth literacy kits and no-sew fleece blankets were donated by employees of BankNewport and OceanPoint Insurance Agency through the United Way of Rhode Island as part of the companies’ workplace giving campaign. more
(Updated 3:24 p.m.) The Women’s Center of Rhode Island on Friday will dissolve as an organization, and its programs and services will merge into Crossroads Rhode Island where they will be known as the Domestic Violence Program of Crossroads Rhode Island. more
(Updated 11:17 a.m.) A ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for Amos House’s new $6 million building will take place on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a tour of the facilities at 460 Pine St. more
Rhode Island, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, ranks 47th worst in the nation for giving and the Rhode Island Foundation wants to change that through a pilot program which aims to boost charitable giving in the smallest state in the union. more
Amos House, Crossroads Rhode Island and The Providence Center will share more than $350,000 to increase social services outreach in Kennedy Plaza and Burnside Park, the Rhode Island Foundation said Monday. more
The Rhode Island Foundation awarded its 2016 Best Practice awards to GrowSmartRI, House of Hope Community Development Corp., Newport County Community Mental Health Center, Partnership for Providence Parks and Sojourner House in an event held at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s Providence campus Tuesday. more
Providence Business News recognized its 12 Business Excellence Award winners Thursday night at the Providence Marriott Downtown in front of a crowd of more than 200 people. more
"Everybody in the state is touched by a nonprofit," said Neil D. Steinberg, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation, the state's largest funder, when asked about the state of the sector over the past three decades. That said, even … more
(Updated 12:26 p.m.) A day after a debate between homeless advocates and business leaders about panhandlers downtown, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced a plan to launch a day center to connect individuals to community resources as well as a new way to donate to the homeless. more
Twenty-eight Rhode Island animal welfare programs, which range from low-cost spay and neuter services to humane education, received a combined $470,000 in grant funding from the Rhode Island Foundation, according to a Thursday release from the organization. more
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