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Philanthropy
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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
Charity by Design, the philanthropic arm of jewelry maker Alex and Ani LLC, has donated more than $30 million since its inception five years ago to more than 44 charitable organizations worldwide. more
The Rhode Island Foundation said nonprofits serving Newport County’s six communities have until Feb. 18 to apply for more than $250,000 in grants. 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
If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks in advance of the event. more
Executive Director Shannon Reedy of Cumberland founded the nonprofit Chase the Cure Inc. after her youngest son, Chase, was diagnosed with a terminal lysosomal storage disease known as Niemann Pick Type C (also referred to as childhood Alzheimer’s because of its symptoms), shortly after his second birthday in October 2011. The mission of the nonprofit, which became a 501(c)(3) in 2013, is to help move treatments for the disease out of the lab and to patients. Here Reedy discusses the nonprofit’s origin and mission in greater detail. more
Citizens Bank is now accepting applications through Feb. 26 for its second 2016 Champion in Action program, providing financial, volunteer and public relations support to local nonprofits. more
The Junior League of Rhode Island Inc. is hosting its fourth annual Winter Sparkle fundraiser on Feb. 27. more
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has awarded two of its six 2016 BlueAngel Community Health Grants to South County Food, Fitness and Fun and Beat the Streets Providence. more
The Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy has received a $15,480 grant from Hasbro Children’s Fund to support creative programming of downtown park spaces. more
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