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HEALTHY CHOICES: Anusha Venkataraman, managing director of the Central Providence Opportunities Health Equity Zone, at Merino Park in Providence, where residents in several city neighborhoods voted to install composting toilets, as well as make improvements at other city parks. 
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These Providence residents were asked how best to spend $1M in...

If you were given $1 million to improve the health and wellness of the people in your neighborhood, how would you spend it? That question...

Citizens grants $1.25M to local job development effort

PROVIDENCE – The Citizens Charitable Foundation on March 29 granted $1.25 million to the Local Initiatives Support Corp. to support job growth in underserved communities. The...

R.I. awards $8.5 million to child care facility expansions, improvements

PROVIDENCE – Fourteen organizations will add or improve more than 1,200 slots at their child care centers with support from an $8.5 million funding...

Five Questions With: Lynne McCormack

1.  How do you envision expanding Rhode Island’s commitment to the arts? My work has always been centered on making the arts accessible to all...

McCormack named director of R.I. State Council on the Arts

PROVIDENCE – Lynne McCormack, a veteran arts, culture and community development leader, was named the new director of the R.I. State Council on the...
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Blue Cross receives philanthropy award from Rhode Island Foundation

MICHELLE LEDERBERG is the executive vice president, chief legal officer and chief administrative officer at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, which...

Verizon awards $130K in grants to 13 local companies

PROVIDENCE – Verizon Communications Inc. has awarded 13 local companies with a combined $130,000 in grants to help them meet payroll, pay rent and...
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...

Pawtucket rapid COVID-19 testing site moves to new location

PAWTUCKET – Residents of Central Falls and Pawtucket are now heading to a new site for rapid COVID-19 testing. The current location, which opened Aug....
BLUE CROSS & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has awarded $75,000 to Local Initiatives Support Corporation Rhode Island to support its work with community development corporations.

$75K grant from BCBSRI goes to social services nonprofit

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has awarded Local Initiatives Support Corp. Rhode Island, a Providence-based social services nonprofit, a...
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