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THE UNITED WAY of Rhode Island has awarded $4.5 million in grants to 72 local nonprofits to help stem racial inequality in the state.

United Way of R.I. awards $4.5M in grants to organizations promoting...

PROVIDENCE – As part of the United Way of Rhode Island’s five-year, $100 million plan to create transformative change in the Ocean State, the nonprofit...
UNITED WAY OF RHODE ISLAND and Social Enterprise Greenhouse has selected 10 fellows for its inaugural Nonprofit Innovation Lab, which commences Monday.

United Way of RI, SEG select 10 fellows for inaugural Nonprofit...

PROVIDENCE – Ten local nonprofit leaders have been selected as fellows by United Way of Rhode Island and Social Enterprise Greenhouse for the two...
ELECTED OFFICIALS and advocates are pictured at an R.I. Statehouse event last April to launch the state’s Complete Count efforts. The Rhode Island Foundation announced Monday that 26 nonprofit organizations received close to $300,000 in total for outreach and education that will encourage participation in the 2020 census. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards $300K in grants to nonprofits via census fund

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-six nonprofit organizations were the beneficiaries of close to $300,000 in grants offered by the Rhode Island Foundation through its Rhode Island...
NICHOLE WARD is a CNA and member of Raise the Bar on Residents Care, a recently-formed activist group that says state standards are needed for workers and residents in nursing homes. / COURTESY RAISE THE BAR ON RESIDENT CARE

Five Questions With Nichole Ward

In late July, activist group Raise the Bar on Residents Care gathered in Providence to release a report on nursing homes standards in Rhode...
MAJORITY MARKET: Brian J. Spero, center, CEO and president of The Beacon Mutual Insurance Co., speaks with Michael Lynch, vice president of legal services, and Amy Vitale, vice president, general counsel and assistant secretary. Spero said his company has 60% of the workers’ compensation market for Rhode Island.

Legal contractors losing out

Labor laws aren’t supposed to be this flexible. So many companies in the construction industry are misclassifying their workers – paying them less and treating...
The Rhode Island Foundation is announcing $400,000 in grants for playgrounds, community gardens and other neighborhood-based projects throughout the state. Foundation CEO Neil D. Steinberg says the funding will produce places to gather, create friendships and inspire new collaborations. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Rhode Island Foundation awards $400K in community-building projects

PROVIDENCE - From shared gardens to playground expansion, 47 projects across 25 Rhode Island cities and towns are receiving a total $400,000 in grants...
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