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Providence City Council to consider $124M in ARPA spending

PROVIDENCE - Addressing the housing crisis topped the list of priorities for how the city should spend its remaining funding under the American Rescue...
COLLABORATIVE MEETING: Staff and members at Direct Action for Rights and Equality collaborate at the office. Clockwise from left, Jordan Jace, Behind The Walls member; Debra Harris, outreach coordinator; Christopher V. Samih-­Rotondo, interim director; and Anusha Alles, staff organizer for Behind The Walls. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

More focus on racial justice causes

It’s been a trying year-plus for Rhode Island-based nonprofits whose missions center around diversity, equity and racial inclusion. The murders of George Floyd and other...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION has selected 31 individuals to be part of the foundation's inaugural Equity Leadership Initiative. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation selects 31 individuals for inaugural Equity Leadership Initiative

PROVIDENCE – Thirty-one business individuals were selected by the Rhode Island Foundation to be part of the nonprofit funder’s inaugural class of its Equity...
Angela Bannerman Ankoma / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Five Questions With: Angela Bannerman Ankoma

Angela Bannerman Ankoma | Vice president, Rhode Island Foundation 1. You’ve been appointed to lead the Equity Leadership Initiative, a component of the Rhode...
RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION announced Monday that it is committing $8.5 million over the next three years to address and help eliminate racial inequality in the state. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation committing $8.5M to address racial disparities, inequities

PROVIDENCE – Offering grants to support minority-owned businesses, investing in nonprofits serving Rhode Islanders of color and making significant monetary commitments to improve communities...

CCRI Foundation elects new trustees

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island Foundation has elected three new individuals to serve as trustees. The new members are Angela Bannerman Ankoma,...
NOT CONVINCED: Joshua Riazi, left, manager at Genesis Center, leads a culinary class in February. Riazi isn’t sold on the idea of forming an association to serve as a “chamber of commerce” for the Rhode Island nonprofit sector.  / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Strength in numbers? Some struggling nonprofits eye an alliance

While many nonprofits are fighting for survival amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Steamship Historical Society of America knows better than most what it is...

United Way of R.I. report shows massive need for after-school learning...

PROVIDENCE – For the 34,704 Rhode Island students engaged in after-school learning, there are another 37,471 who would participate in a program if one...

United Way of R.I. awards $150K to Olneyville community groups

PROVIDENCE – United Way of Rhode Island has awarded $150,000 to 12 organizations that support children and families in the city’s Olneyville neighborhood. The grants...
A GIVING PERSON: Angela Bannerman Ankoma, executive vice president and director of community investment for United Way of Rhode Island, oversees millions of dollars in grants to programs and organizations annually.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Community needs are Bannerman Ankoma’s chief concern

2019 C-Suite Awards | RISING STAR: ANGELA BANNERMAN ANKOMA | UNITED WAY OF RHODE ISLAND “If you were to ask me two years ago if...
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