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LOCAL NONPROFIT LEADERS and representatives gather Tuesday at The Guild in Pawtucket for a special 401Gives Day event. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

401Gives Day sets new records for fundraising, donors, organizations supported

PAWTUCKET – The bar continues to be raised with Rhode Island’s largest single nonprofit supporting initiative, with new records across the board during the...
WELCOMING SIGHT: As part of the renovations, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Newport installed a new welcome entrance 
at the building, which expanded space within the lobby. 


MLK Center renovation includes upgrades, expanded space

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., Newport Building owner and tenant: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center General contractors: Bonfatti...

BankNewport $200K grant helped fund MLK Center’s new food pantry

NEWPORT – BankNewport awarded a $200,000 grant in 2022 to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center’s Building Hope Campaign, specifically to go...
THE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. Community Center in Newport on Jan. 15 cut the ribbon on its completed $7 million renovation project that added more space to the building and expanded various services to the community. / COURTESY KATE WHITNEY LUCEY PHOTOGRAPHY

MLK Center unveils $7M renovations, expanded services

NEWPORT – With a quick cut of the ribbon on Jan. 15 – the day celebrating the nonprofit’s namesake – the Dr. Martin Luther...

Neighborhood Health celebrates annual Gingerbread Express gift drive

SMITHFIELD – Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island celebrated its annual Gingerbread Express children’s holiday gift drive in which more than 1,000 gifts were...
PLAYTIME: Jordan Towle, a visitor services manager at the Providence Children’s Museum, plays with Jorge Rodrigues, 1, of Providence. The museum, according to Executive Director Caroline Payson, relies on ticket sales and membership fees to bolster operating costs. 
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Finding workforce is labor intensive for local nonprofits

The COVID-19 pandemic’s cascading aftereffects have been complicated and hard to shake for Rhode Island’s nonprofits, which employ 67,000 Rhode Islanders. That number represents...

BankRI’s food drive donates $24K, brings in 2 tons of food...

PROVIDENCE – Bank Rhode Island’s annual food drive has brought in more than 4,000 pounds worth of food for local pantries to help address...

18 organizations receive $270K from Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation

WEST WARWICK – Eighteen organizations across the state will share $270,000 from the Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation.  The grants, which are part of the foundation’s...

PCU awarded Changemaker honor for environmentally friendly fundraiser

MIDDLETOWN – People’s Credit Union has been given a Changemaker Award from Fill It Forward, a Canadian company that aims to reduce the amount...
A SPECIAL WATERFIRE event took place April 1 as part of the 2023 401Gives Day initiative. The weekend-long statewide nonprofit support event raised a record $3.5 million for more than 540 organizations. / COURTESY AUDUBON SOCIETY OF RHODE ISLAND

401Gives Day event raises $3.5M, sets new records for fundraising

PROVIDENCE – The state’s largest nonprofit fundraising initiative over the weekend set a new standard for raising money for local organizations. Now, it has...
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