Updated April 17 at 6:17pm
Social Welfare
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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
Rhode Island’s homeless population declined for the second year in a row in 2014. more
This summer, Rhode Island College is launching graduate studies certificate programs in nonprofit leadership and child and adolescent trauma. more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced $539,622 in funding to the Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island for affordable housing initiatives. more
Lifespan, the largest health system in Rhode Island, has signed on as one of Team Alvimedica’s charity partners in the Volvo Ocean Race, a 39,000-mile worldwide sailing race that comes to Newport in May. more
Three mid-career composers have been awarded $25,000 fellowships by the Rhode Island Foundation’s Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund. more
The Providence Athenaeum expects to hire a permanent executive director by the end of May but has hired Mike Gerhardt in an interim capacity to replace Alison Maxwell, according to Board of Directors President Candy Adriance. more
Johnson & Wales University Chancellor John J. Bowen said that former Providence Journal Publisher, President and CEO Howard Sutton has been appointed as executive in residence in resource development. more
Rhode Island was recognized for marriage equality and passage of basic non-discrimination and hate crimes laws, but still has work to do, according to the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization. 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
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