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Fidelity Charitable on Wednesday said it made a record $3.5 billion in grants on behalf of its donors last year, a 15 percent increase compared with 2015. more
Community service may be a pasttime for some people, but for Dan Corley, school reform advocate and founder of Community Preparatory School, it is the focus of his career. In 1984, Corley founded Community Preparatory School in the heart of South Providence and for the past two decades has implemented and refined innovative teaching techniques that have enabled Community Prep to grow from a small, neighborhood, inner-city school to a model in urban education. more
Sail Newport’s Campaign for Blue Space, which is building an education and recreation center at Fort Adams State Park, received a $500,000 grant from the van Beuren Charitable Foundation. more
Malala Yousafzai, the 19-year-old Pakistani girls’ and children’s education activist, addressed a sold-out crowd at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Thursday evening where she talked about women’s equality and the impact of education in fighting terrorism. more
The Rhode Island Foundation awarded $295,378 in funding to eight local organizations through its RIGHA Foundation Fund on Friday. more
Feinstein Leadership Scholarships, which will help Feinstein Junior Scholars attend Roger Williams University, were recently established by local philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein through a $500,000 gift made to RWU, according to a Monday announcement by the university. more
Hassenfeld Family Initiatives LLC donated a $500,000 grant to establish Hassenfeld Projects at Roger Williams University, a three-year initiative to expand and enhance the use of experiential education, RWU announced Tuesday. more
The Childhood Lead Action Project will present its 2016 awards to seven recipients on Thursday, Nov. 17 during its 24th anniversary celebration. more
The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded more than $50,000 in grants to seven nonprofit organizations that assist and support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities of Rhode Island. more
The latest figures for diversity produced by the U.S. Department of Education reveal that 55 percent of the student body at the Rhode Island School of Design come from minority groups, the highest amount of any Rhode Island-based educational institution. more
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