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VOLUNTEERS SORT items at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, one of seven social service agencies sharing $180,000 in emergency year-end grants from the Rhode Island Foundation. / COURTESY CONNIE GROSCH/RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Does Rhode Island deserve its reputation for being among the nation’s...

Rhode Island again ranked near the bottom of WalletHub's annual list of the most charitable states, coming in at No. 45 in the ranking...
HASBRO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL'S annual Heroes Ball held Aug. 27 raised a record $1.3 million. Pictured from left are Dr. Francois I. Luks, Hasbro Hospital’s pediatric surgeon-in-chief; Lifespan Corp. Vice President of Pediatric Services Tracey L. Wallace; Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital President Dr. Saul N. Weingart; and Dr. Phyllis Dennery, Hasbro Hospital’s pediatrician-in-chief and medical director. / COURTESY HASBRO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Hasbro Hospital’s Heroes Ball raises record $1.3M

PROVIDENCE – Hasbro Children’s Hospital’s signature fundraising event on Aug. 27 saw the Lifespan Corp.-owned entity receive a record amount of donations. The hospital announced...
A FEW RHODE ISLAND-BASED nonprofits have either begun, or are beginning to, accept cryptocurrency as a donation option. / AP FILE/KIN CHEUNG

Some R.I. nonprofits beginning to accept cryptocurrency donations

PROVIDENCE – Fundraising is a significant element to a nonprofit’s operations in order for the organizations to serve their respective communities. While organizations regularly...
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE'S annual 'Friars Give' fundraising initiative on April 6 raised approximately $2.8 million for the college, a new record. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Providence College’s ‘Friars Give’ day raises record $2.8M

PROVIDENCE – Six years ago, Providence College first launched its annual “Friars Give” annual springtime giving initiative, reaching out to those closely associated to...

Jewish Alliance of Greater R.I.’s Ukraine support campaign raises $250K

PROVIDENCE – When Russian forces first invaded Ukraine in late February, many members of the local Jewish community, including Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode...

Annual 401Gives Day raises $3.09M for 507 local nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – Back on April 1 during 401Gives Day, United Way of Rhode Island CEO and President Cortney Nicolato’s team members attended an event...

Local nonprofits, new and returning, seek to benefit on 401Gives Day

PROVIDENCE – Melissa Guillet knows full well how to help the community discover itself. At Johnston-based nonprofit 15 Minute Field Trips, Guillet – the organization’s...
BROWN UNIVERSITY has extended its 'BrownTogether' fundraising campaign to the end of 2024, and set a new target amount of $4 billion. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University extends fundraising campaign to 2024, hopes to raise additional...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University is extending its “BrownTogether” fundraising campaign through the end of 2024, with the hopes of raising an additional $1 billion...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE, along with the Rhode Island College Foundation, the Rhode Island Foundation and the Rhode Island Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP-RI) announced today the creation of the Fundraising Apprenticeship Specialization program to create a pipeline for diverse fundraising professionals. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

Rhode Island College launches pipeline program to develop fundraising professionals

PROVIDENCE – A new fundraising apprenticeship program at Rhode Island College is being created to help develop a pipeline of fundraising professionals. RIC announced Wednesday...
THE ANNUAL 401 GIVES DAY, scheduled for April 1 and run by the United Way of Rhode Island, hopes to raise $1.5 million this year to support local nonprofits.

401 Gives Day goal is $1.5M for nonprofits on April 1

PROVIDENCE – In early March 2020, United Way of Rhode Island officials were in the final stages of planning a unique day-long event to...
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