R.I. Gives Vax Challenge awards $150K to 15 nonprofits

VOLUNTEERS FROM Higher Ground International in Providence prepare food packages in response to hunger in the immigrant and refugee communities. The nonprofit is one of 15 organizations to receive $10,000 grants from the Rhode Island Foundation, R.I. Commerce Corp. and Gov. Daniel J. McKee's office in the latest round of RI Gives Vax Challenge funding. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION
VOLUNTEERS FROM Higher Ground International in Providence prepare food packages in response to hunger in the immigrant and refugee communities. The nonprofit is one of 15 organizations to receive $10,000 grants from the Rhode Island Foundation, R.I. Commerce Corp. and Gov. Daniel J. McKee's office in the latest round of RI Gives Vax Challenge funding. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION
PROVIDENCE – Fifteen local nonprofits became beneficiaries of a combined $150,000 in grants Tuesday from the state of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Foundation and the R.I. Commerce Corp. in the latest round of the RI Gives Vax Challenge vaccine incentive program. The initiative, launched July 6, selects eligible nonprofits that are on the frontlines…

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