Philanthropy
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Bringing Broadway to the Providence Performing Arts Center will continue through the 2016-17 season thanks to a new multi-year sponsorship by the Taco/White Family Foundation. more
The Washington Trust Co. collected approximately 10,000 pounds, or more than five tons, of peanut butter during its 14th annual Washington Trust Peanut Butter Drive to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and other food pantries across the state. more
A new report has found that family influence has a growing impact on the donation patterns of people who contribute to donor-advised funds operated through Fidelity Charitable, a national program that provides an alternative to direct philanthropy. more
(Updated, 3:07 p.m.) The Rhode Island Foundation reported net assets of $734.4 million at the end of 2013, increasing by $101.6 million, or 16 percent, the $632.8 million reported the previous year, according to the organization’s 2013 annual report. Since 1993, the organization has seen its total assets increase more than 300 percent, from $197 million. more
Rhode Island Innovation Fellows Amy Bernhardt and David Dadekian will pursue projects in the textile and food industries respectively, the Rhode Island Foundation announced Wednesday. Bernhardt’s project, Colorfast, will establish a research and manufacturing facility to design digitally printed textiles, while Dadekian’s project, the Eat Drink Rhode Island Central Market, would include a public market and tourism and educational components. more
The R.I. State Council on the Arts awarded $128,212 in grants to Rhode Island schools, community centers and artists in its December 2013 round, the agency announced Wednesday. more
Marble busts from the Vanderbilt family, which built The Breakers, the grandest summer cottage in the City by the Sea, have become a permanent fixture at the mansion, courtesy of the owner and several donors. more
The Champlin Foundations has awarded the University of Rhode Island four grants totaling $651,774 to fund the purchase of in-classroom technology and research equipment. more
The Rockefeller Foundation has awarded a $559,296 grant to the Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography to coordinate and support the foundation’s Oceans & Fisheries Initiative. more
Hasbro Inc. and Brown University will each donate $25,000 to make up for the theft of $50,000 worth of technology from Sophia Academy and to fund the installation of new security equipment at the school. more
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