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Jeff Prystowski, Jacob Richman and Kirsten Volness have won the Rhode Island Foundation's MacColl Johnson Fellowships for composers. Volness plans to use her $25,000 prize to produce and promote an album of original electro-acoustic music for strings and piano and to ​develop an original, multi-media opera. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. composers win $25K RIF arts grants

PROVIDENCE - Continuing a 13-year annual tradition, the Rhode Island Foundation announced Monday three $25,000 grants from its Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship...
A MAP OF THE 15 cities and towns, including Woonsocket, that received $25,000 grants to host a free concert series this summer. / COURTESY MORTIMER & MIMI LEVITT FOUNDATION

Woonsocket receives $25K Levitt AMP grant to host free concert series

WOONSOCKET – The city was named one of 15 small- to mid-sized towns and cities by the Los Angeles-based Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION is awarding $130,000 in grants and scholarships through its new Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund. From left, Beverly Ledbetter, Linda Newton, Brendan Kane and Edward Clifton serve on the fund’s advisory committee. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

RIF awards $130K to organizations serving African-American community

PROVIDENCE – In recognition of black history month, the Rhode Island Foundation is awarding $130,000 in grants and scholarships to the local African-American community...
PAWTUCKET CREDIT UNION shows support for workers' heart health by participating in the 2014 Go Red for Women Day. This year's Go Red for Women Luncheon and Festival of Red will be held on Feb. 16 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET CREDIT UNION

Philanthropy Calendar, Feb. 9, 2018

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks in advance of...

Why we’re so unprepared for flu

It’s surprising how easy it is to brush off dire existential threats. We remain, for example, unprepared for the next pandemic flu, though experts...
THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE GREENHOUSE has announced the 15 businesses that will participate in its 2018 Food Accelerator program. / COURTESY SEG

SEG announces food accelerator cohort

PROVIDENCE – The Social Enterprise Greenhouse Food Accelerator program has announced a new cohort comprised of 15 Rhode Island food businesses.The program will begin...
TWO 6-FOOT LLAMAS and a man made of car bumpers are among the scrap art sculptures installed in Kennedy Plaza in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/ MARY MACDONALD

Scrap metal sculptures installed at Kennedy Plaza

PROVIDENCE – A cluster of scrap metal sculptures has joined the historical monuments at Kennedy Plaza, the latest installation of public art in Providence...
The Rhode Island Foundation will honor Delta Dental of Rhode Island, the Care Transformation Collaborative and attorney Renée A.R. Evangelista of Howland Evangelista Kohlenberg Burnett at its 2018 annual meeting this year. Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg speaks at last year’s event. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation sets meeting date, puts spotlight on community leaders

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Foundation has announced the date of its 2018 annual meeting, May 24, as well as the names of the...
COME JULY Pamela A. Pantos will lead her first season as the executive director of the Newport Music Festival. / COURTESY OF THE NEWPORT MUSIC FESTIVAL

Newport Music Festival celebrates 50 years

NEWPORT - In her inaugural season as executive director of the Newport Music Festival, Pamela A. Pantos will celebrate the organization's 50th anniversary with...
On Friday, Keith Lang announced he plans to retire as executive director of the Champlin Foundation effective June 30. / PHOTO BY MICHAEL SALERNO

Lang to retire from Champlin Foundation

CRANSTON - After 18 years at the helm of the Champlin Foundation, on Friday Executive Director Keith Lang announced his retirement effective June 30.“It’s...
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