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R.I. Foundation awards $84M in grants in 2022, second-most in history

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation in 2022 had its second-best grantmaking year and its third-best fundraising year in the nonprofit funder’s century-plus history. The...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION has awarded close to $110,000 to 15 organizations supporting the state's Black community. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards $110K to 19 organizations supporting Black community

PROVIDENCE – Close to $110,000 in grants via the Rhode Island Foundation’s Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund were awarded to 19 local nonprofits supporting the...
HELP WANTED: R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, pictured speaking at a Rhode Island Kids Count event in January, has asked for assistance from the business community to improve Providence’s struggling schools. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Where are businesses in helping city schools?

Not long after the Providence Public School District was taken over by the state in 2019 to turn around the state’s largest – and...

R.I. Foundation awards $160K in emergency grants to keep residents warm,...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded three nonprofits close to $160,000 in total emergency grants to help residents in need with food,...

PBN’s most-read stories of 2022

From developments with the potential to reshape the landscape of Providence and a steady stream of million-dollar home sales across Rhode Island, to ongoing...
TAKING STOCK: Rhode Island Community Food Bank Chief Philanthropy Officer Lisa Roth Blackman says empty shelves are a common sight at the organization’s Providence warehouse because demand is so high lately. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

HELPERS HURTING: Nonprofits overwhelmed by needs and no end in sight

In nearly 15 years of working at poverty relief nonprofit Amos House, ­­Jessica Salter has seen the toll that food and housing insecurity has...

R.I. Foundation awards $8.3M to 91 nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded 91 nonprofit organizations a total of $8.3 million in grants to assist their efforts in housing,...

R.I. Foundation offering $2M in grants to address structural racism

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation is offering $2 million in grants through its new Racial Equity and Social Justice Program to help address...
HELPING HAND: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center volunteer Susan Barnes, right, assists a customer in the nonprofit organization’s food pantry in Newport.
PBN PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

Soaring inflation hurting nonprofits in many ways

Ask Heather Hole Strout what keeps her up at night and she answers without hesitating. “Housing. It’s a big issue. Many we help have...

Businesses can do more for schools

Three years ago, R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green asked for more business support of Providence’s troubled public schools. The pitch was part of her...
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