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RIF’s $77K grant aids Day One in fighting child porn, sexual...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded a $77,000 grant to Day One to aid its efforts to prevent sexual exploitation of children,...

Taking ownership of public education

Rhode Island needs a well-educated workforce to strengthen small businesses, the backbone of our economy. We need a strong, stable public education system to...
The Rhode Island Foundation has launched an education improvement-focused task force designed to develop a long-term strategy and shared vision of educational outcomes in the Ocean State. The foundation publicized the group's existence earlier than planned after the release of the state's first R.I. Comprehensive Assessment System results. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

RICAS scores prompt early announcement of R.I. Foundation education task force

PROVIDENCE – With the aid of a 22-person task force of experts and stakeholders, the Rhode Island Foundation has set a course to chart...
TAKING STOCK: Volunteers Ruth Balzano, left, and Dorothy Villani stock food at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank in Providence. Villani said the food bank has lost a lot of volunteers over the years, while Balzano said donations are distributed quickly and more are always needed. / PBN PHOTO / EMILY GOWDEY-BACKUS

Each year Rhode Islanders face the ever-present need for food, clothing...

On a rainy, mid-November morning, five longtime volunteers sorted donations at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank headquarters in Providence.Aged 68 to 84 and...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION has granted six health care organizations a combined $3.6 million to reduce chronic disease and health disparities in the region. / COURTESY THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

$3.6M in health care remediation grants announced by R.I. Foundation

PROVIDENCE – Targeting residents of Central Falls, Newport, Pawtucket, Providence, West Warwick, Woonsocket, as well as additional communities in South County, the Rhode Island...
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Do programs and services in R.I. match needs?

For Karen A. Santilli, president and CEO of Crossroads Rhode Island, bridging the gap between programs and services in the community and those in...
RESULTS OF THE $150,000 TogetherRI community engagement effort hosted by the Rhode Island Foundation between March and May were publicized Thursday in a 100-plus page report compiled by the University of Rhode Island. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Rhode Island Foundation marks TogetherRI a “positive” move to engage community

PROVIDENCE – Nearly 1,300 individuals attended the 20 TogetherRI meetings hosted by the Rhode Island Foundation over six weeks in the spring designed for...

OHIC: BCBSRI to contribute $5M to Behavioral Health Fund

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner, in the middle of a market conduct examination of the state’s four major insurers’...
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...
THE TRUTH ABOUT OPIOIDS video will run on local TV this month to warn people from the dangers of the drugs and addiction. COURTESY/R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. runs $600K prevention campaign ‘The Truth About Opioids’

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force announced today a local $600,000 social media and television public prevention campaign,...
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