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PPL receives $450K NEH grant for building renovation and upgrades

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Public Library has received a $450,000 federal grant to support the “Providence Public Library Special Collections Renovation: Investing in Public...
RESTORATION OF THE Rosecliff rose garden has been completed, per an announcement by the Preservation Society of Newport County Friday. The project was commenced in October. / COURTESY OF PSONC

Rosecliff rose garden restored thanks to donors

NEWPORT - With the help of two donations from the V.J. Palmieri Charitable Trust, totaling $95,000, the Preservation Society of Newport County has been able...

Five Questions With: Tyler Young

Tyler Young is co-owner of Young Family Farm, a 300-acre property on West Main Road in Little Compton. He manages the farm's wholesale operation...

New Bedford Whaling Museum curator wins maritime research award

NEW BEDFORD – Michael P. Dyer, curator of maritime history at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, was awarded the John Gardner Maritime Research Award...

Rhode Island Foundation offers $25K fellowships to budding writers

PROVIDENCE – Up to three local writers are eligible for $25,000 Rhode Island Foundation fellowships that will allow them to focus on the creative...
Swimmers and kayakers in the fourth wave of the 40th Save The Bay Swim in August 2016 get ready to start their 1.7-nautical-mile challenge from Newport to Jamestown. The 42nd annual event will take place Saturday, Aug. 4. / COURTESY SAVE THE BAY

Philanthropy Calendar, Aug. 3, 2018

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com or research@PBN.com at least four weeks in...
CONSUMPTION COUNTS: Saroj Bhandari, left, and Lanna Nawa founded Impact Everything to help make retail purchases produce a greater social good, such as having the purchase price go toward the cost of planting a tree. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Socially responsible retailing on College Hill

Every time someone buys a product at a new Providence retail store, something good is happening across the globe.The concept behind Impact Everything LLC,...

Edwards named Providence Public Library board chair

ROBERT W. EDWARDS JR. was recently named chairman of the Providence Public Library’s board of directors. He had previously served as the board’s vice...

Five Questions With: Carmen Díaz-Jusino

Carmen Díaz-Jusino was appointed strategic initiative officer for economic security at the Rhode Island Foundation on April 17. Beginning in 2006, she worked at...

Proactive Philanthropy increases bookselling efforts, staff

NEW BEDFORD – Proactive Philanthropy, a nonprofit organization that converts books, lab and manufacturing equipment, and other assets into cash and reinvests those funds...
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