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PPL Foundation awards $232K to 17 local nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – The PPL Foundation, the fundraising arm of Rhode Island Energy’s parent company PPL Corp., recently awarded $232,400 to 17 local nonprofits, including...

Local organizations, municipalities receive $364K to support summer events statewide

EAST PROVIDENCE – Local elected and R.I. Commerce Corp. officials on Monday at Crescent Park Carousel announced that $364,891 in new Rhode Island Rebounds...

Five Questions With: Kathleen Pletcher

Kathleen Pletcher is the executive director of FirstWorks, a Providence-based performing arts nonprofit. The organization is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Pletcher spoke...
PVDFEST WILL BE HELD on Sept. 6-7 and return to downtown Providence this year. / COURTESY FIRSTWORKS

PVDFest returns to downtown Providence Sept. 6-7

PROVIDENCE – The city’s largest outdoor arts and culture celebration will once again be held in early September. Additionally, the festivities will return to a...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION has awarded $120,000 in grants to 24 nonprofits that support the state's Black community. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards $120K to 24 nonprofits supporting Black community

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-four local nonprofits serving the state’s Black community received more than $120,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Foundation’s Black Philanthropy Bannister...

City officials mull grants to PVDFest vendors  

PROVIDENCE – The City Council on Thursday unanimously approved a motion to move a request to the Finance Committee that could give $500 grants...
PVDFEST IS SHIFTING this year from being downtown to along the Providence River. While Mayor Brett P. Smiley's office is saying the changes are more to focus on the local arts community, local business owners say the location change and prohibition of block parties will hurt them economically. / COURTESY PVDFEST

Is change a good thing for PVDFest? Some say no

PROVIDENCE – A citywide event that normally brings the community together to welcome in the summer and celebrate local artists has now raised some...
FIRSTWORKS HAS RECEIVED a $60,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant to support a project helping the organization expand its arts offerings.

FirstWorks receives $60K grant from National Endowment for the Arts

PROVIDENCE – FirstWorks announced on May 25 that it received a $60,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help support a...
THE R.I. State Council on the Arts recived a $934,100 award Wednesday from the the National Endowment of the Arts.

6 R.I. art and culture agencies share $1.34M in federal funding

PROVIDENCE – Six Rhode Island art and culture agencies were awarded more than $1.34 million Wednesday from the National Endowment of the Arts. The awards,...
THE RHODE ISLAND Council for the Humanities has awarded more than $132,000 in grants to 15 organizations for various ongoing cultural projects.

R.I. Council for the Humanities awards $132K in grants for various...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities on Monday announced it has awarded 15 grants totaling $132,879 to organizations for various ongoing...
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