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In what amounts to a third record-breaking year, the Rhode Island Foundation awarded more than $34.8 million in grants in 2014 to more than 1,400 nonprofits. more
The hundreds of acres of protected land along the Narrow River is expanding, as The Nature Conservancy on Friday announced the acquisition of an additional 161 acres in North Kingstown. more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than $5.6 million to Rhode Island to provide permanent homes and services to low-income people with disabilities in an effort to prevent them from becoming homeless or unnecessarily institutionalized. more
Rhode Island’s homeless population has declined 14 percent since last year and 7.2 percent since 2010, according to U.S. Housing and Urban Development. more
A $471,000 federal grant has been awarded to Rhode Island College to train Master of Social Work students on how to treat youth aging out of foster care who have been exposed to traumatic situations. more
Rhode Island’s homeless population declined for the second year in a row in 2014. more
The Carnegie Foundation has selected 240 colleges and universities to receive its 2015 community engagement classification, and the University of Massachusetts was one of only two systems nationwide to have all of its campuses represented. more
After 29 years, Providence Children’s Museum Executive Director Janice O’Donnell is leaving her post Friday to pursue other projects, the museum announced Tuesday. more
Rhode Island had the highest child poverty rate in New England in 2013 at 21.5 percent, with Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence and Woonsocket having the highest rates in the state, according to Rhode Island Kids Count. more
Family Service of Rhode Island has been awarded $499,513 through the federal Administration for Children and Families to support the “Together Forever Project,” which focuses on helping children in state care who have been waiting for an adoptive home for at least two years. more
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