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Social Welfare
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The number of children in Rhode Island who are obese is leveling off or declining, according to a new report by Rhode Island Kids Count, although an urgency to address the issue remains. more
Rhode Island’s homeless population has declined 14 percent since last year and 7.2 percent since 2010, according to U.S. Housing and Urban Development. more
Donor-recommended grants from Fidelity Charitable, an independent public charity, achieved record levels in the first nine months of 2014. more
Tinker|Bristol, a nonprofit manufacturing incubator, is slated to open on Wood Street in the spring, according to a news release from the company. more
Clínica Esperanza/Hope Clinic has received $50,000 in grant funding from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to support its Cheer walk-in clinic, which makes health care more accessible for Rhode Island’s uninsured. more
Family Service of Rhode Island has been awarded $499,513 through the federal Administration for Children and Families to support the “Together Forever Project,” which focuses on helping children in state care who have been waiting for an adoptive home for at least two years. more
The Chronicle of Philanthropy rated the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas by how much their residents give to charity, and the Providence area ranked second-from-last, coming in only ahead of Hartford, Conn. more
Rhode Island charities received more than $1.2 million in cash and in-kind donations over the entire past fiscal year from Wal-Mart and the Wal-Mart Foundation, according to the company and its philanthropic arm. more
Rhode Islanders had the largest share of residents living in poverty last year among the New England states, according to information from The Economic Progress Institute. more
The Corporation for National and Community Service has awarded a $345,000 grant to Rhode Island Campus Compact to bring 23 new AmeriCorps Vista members into the state to help build campus-community partnerships supporting education and economic opportunity. more
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