Social Welfare
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Jordan’s Furniture will support the Ocean State Theatre Company’s 2014-15 Family Fun Fest as a community outreach partner. more
Citizens Bank recently donated $10,000 to the Feed a Friend Food Pantry. The mobile pantry helps combat hunger throughout Newport County by offering nutrition education and flexible hours and locations for working families. more
More than 300 of the Ocean State’s business leaders joined the nine honorees at Providence Business News’ 14th annual Business Excellence Awards celebration on Wednesday, Nov.12 at the Providence Marriott. more
Michelle Duso joined Girls on the Run Rhode Island as executive director in July of 2013. Established in 2011, the nonprofit provides activity-based youth development programs that enhance the social, emotional and physical health of 8-13 year old girls, aiming to build well-being and confidence. more
The Gilder Foundation of New York recently made a $2 million gift to the Gilder Center for the Arts at the Wheeler School, which led to the formal naming of the complex in late October. more
The 62nd annual Community and Justice Awards event, hosted by Rhode Island for Community and Justice, raised nearly $50,000 for the RICJ’s diversity training, juvenile justice, Wall of Hope and youth leadership programs. more
Co-founder of nonprofit Lifecycle talks about the organization and its fundraising work. more
Tasha Evans, a Local Initiatives Support Corporation AmeriCorps Member, works at the Church Community Housing Corp. and the McKinney Cooperative Shelter in Newport, where she prepares residents who are homeless or have low incomes with job training and life skills. Since Evans began working at CCHC, she has helped more than 23 McKinney Cooperative Shelter occupants find jobs, which include local hotels and restaurants. Evans also developed the Craft for a Cause program. The program supplies CCHC residents with art supplies and St. Paul’s Thrift Shop also sells their creations, with proceeds coming directly back to the artists. more
Twenty-seven animal welfare programs are sharing approximately $440,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Foundation. 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
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