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Santander Bank has awarded grants totaling $35,000 to four different Rhode Island nonprofits as part of $2.3 million distributed to 108 leading community organizations nationwide. The awards include a $10,000 grant to Crossroads Rhode Island in Providence; a $5,000 grant to Project GOAL (Greater Opportunity for Athletes to Learn) Inc. in Providence; a $5,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket; and $15,000 to the Pawtucket Central Falls Development Corporation. more
Rhode Island had the highest percentage growth in solar jobs in the country last year at 214 percent, according to The Solar Foundation. more
Peter Lamberton of East Providence, a National Multiple Sclerosis Society volunteer, has been named a Cox Charities "community hero." The Multiple Sclerosis Society will receive a $3,000 Cox Charities grant to mark the recognition. more
Animal Rescue Rhode Island, a no-kill animal shelter committed to the humane welfare of animals in need, has won the 2016 MuttNation Foundation’s Mutts Across America 50 States/50 Shelters annual award. more
Of the more than 203,000 calls for help to United Way 2-1-1 in Rhode Island in 2015, the United Way of Rhode Island reported 117,334 requests for food assistance – more than any previous year and a 350 percent increase over just five years ago. more
Ten companies in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts have been recognized as “fit-friendly” worksites by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more. The “fit-friendly” worksites program is intended to be a catalyst for change in the American workforce by helping worksites make their employees’ health and well-being a priority. more
Jane R. Peach has been the co-director of the Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry in Cumberland since 2012. She has also served as treasurer. Here she discusses what makes the food pantry services unique. more
As it marks its centennial year, the Rhode Island Foundation reported Friday it awarded a record $41.5 million in grants last year to more than 1,600 nonprofits across the state. more
AMY GRAVELL, Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket's development officer, was recently recognized by The Professional Association of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and named Professional of the Year for the Northeast region. An employee of the club for … more
The South Eastern Economic Development Corp. last month named a Brockton, Mass., pet care facility “small business of the year” for 2016. more
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