Friday, April 23, 2021



BankRI receives record 7,000 books through 2021 collection

PROVIDENCE – Bank Rhode Island collected just over 7,000 books to donate to nonprofit Books Are Wings during its annual donation drive in March,...
SPANNING THE GAP: Magdalena Andreozzi, founder of Grands Flourish Inc., says many of the grandparents her organization supports lost contact when many group functions switched to online-only after the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Now Andreozzi is using a grant to get those people reconnected. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Crisis exposes depths of the ‘digital divide’

When Magdalena Andreozzi moved workshops offered by her nonprofit online during the COVID-19 pandemic last summer, she expected some bumps in the transition. After all,...

Develop a vision for ARP aid

The state is expecting $1.1 billion in new federal pandemic relief, just over a year after receiving – and finally spending – $1.25 billion....

Brown University student named Congressional Medal of Honor Society awardee

PROVIDENCE – Aidan Reilly, a senior at Brown University who helped co-found a nonprofit that addresses food insecurity by repurposing produce surplus, was named...

Rhode Island Jump$tart named 2020-21 State Coalition of the Year

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition has been named the 2020-21 State Coalition of the Year by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. The...
PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER announced Tuesday its schedule for the 2021-22 Broadway season. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

PPAC announces 2021-22 schedule; ‘Hamilton’ returning

PROVIDENCE – Providence Performing Arts Center’s curtain will rise again in October. Twelve performances for the 2021-22 Broadway season were announced Tuesday by Providence Performing...

PBN earns 8 awards, including top website, in 2021 NENPA competition

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News received eight awards from the New England Newspaper and Press Association, including three first-place honors, during the 2021 New...
401 GIVES DAY raised $2.1 million Thursday for 420 local nonprofits.

United Way’s 401 Gives Day eclipses $2M in raised funds for...

PROVIDENCE – United Way of Rhode Island’s second annual 401 Gives Day exceeded the organization's own expectations Thursday, and all the while gave the...
ALWAYS AVAILABLE: Tonya Harris, executive director of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, said the group’s shelters remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide people a safe haven if they were fleeing a violent situation, while the organization’s 24-hour hotline remained on call. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RICADV doesn’t stop protecting people from domestic violence during the pandemic

Sadly, even in a pandemic, home is not always the safest place to be. The ongoing COVID-19 health crisis has posed an array of significant...

Five Questions With: Neil D. Steinberg

Rhode Island Foundation CEO and President Neil D. Steinberg oversaw the foundation’s record-setting awarding of $87 million in grants to nonprofits in 2020, some...

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