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In its 12th year, the Rhode Island Foundation has awarded three $25,000 grants to local visual artists RaMell Ross, Jordan Seaberry and Sheida Soleimani through the Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund, according to a Sunday announcement by the Rhode Island Foundation. more
The former finance director for The Providence Plan pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to embezzling more than $740,000 of the nonprofit educational organization’s funds for his own use. more
In its first round of funding since establishment last year, the state’s inaugural Domestic Violence Prevention Fund awarded a shared total of $179,755 in funding to five projects that aim to prevent dating and domestic violence. more
Rhode Island’s high school students can now access $1.8 million in college scholarships managed by the Rhode Island Foundation, according to a Thursday announcement made by the nonprofit philanthropic organization. more
Save The Bay is accepting nominations for its 2017 Environmental Achievement Award and Alison J. Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy. more
Rhode Island has improved its four-year graduation rate by 15 percentage points in a decade, but many Hispanic and African-American students living in lower-income families are not experiencing the same success as their Asian and white, higher-income counterparts, according to R.I. KIDS COUNT’s new report released Monday. more
The University of Rhode Island ranked 21st among medium-sized schools on the Peace Corps’ 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, with 15 undergraduate alumni currently serving worldwide. more
The executive director of The Providence Foundation said he is moving on after 24 years in the position at the nonprofit. more
Rhode Island Foundation President Neil D. Steinberg said he was “overwhelmed” when he learned the foundation received a $28 million donation – the largest, single unrestricted gift in its 100-year history. more
A record $45 million was awarded in grants to more than 1,600 nonprofits throughout the state by the Rhode Island Foundation in 2016, according to a Wednesday statement by the organization. more
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