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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...

R.I. Foundation awards $53K for services to LGBTQ communities

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation announced Oct. 8 that it has awarded a total of $53,140 to eight organizations that service Rhode Island’s...

Cox Communications issues $138K in grants to local nonprofits

WEST WARWICK – Cox Communications Inc. awarded eight local nonprofits $138,000 in total grants through its first Virtual Cox Charities Day. The grants were issued...
ART SUPPLIERS: New Urban Arts staff members converse at their studio in Providence. From left are Kevin Harper, operations coordinator; Daniel Schleifer, executive director; Addy Scheutz, resident arts mentor; Charmaine Porter, development associate; and Jeannie Castillo Lapierre, business manager. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Fostering students’ creative outlet during COVID-19 pandemic

NEW URBAN ARTS, a nationally recognized community arts studio for high school students and artists in Providence, has launched an initiative to safely distribute...
VOCAL GROUP: The Aphasia Clefs, a vocal group comprised of stroke survivors who have speech impediments, will perform at URI on March 9. / COURTESY KATHERINE ROSE

Editor’s Choice: Aphasia Clefs use music to improve communication

Editor’s choice Aphasia Clefs use music to improve communication HANDS IN HARMONY’S Neurologic Music Therapy choir, the Aphasia Clefs, will perform at the University of...
RISCA has ANNOUNCED $316,215 in grants to support arts in education, community-based projects and artists fellowships and projects.

RISCA announces $316K in grants

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. State Council on the Arts on Thursday announced approval of $316,025 in grants to 84 recipients. The grants will support arts...

United Way of R.I. report shows massive need for after-school learning...

PROVIDENCE – For the 34,704 Rhode Island students engaged in after-school learning, there are another 37,471 who would participate in a program if one...
SIGNIFICANT IMPACT: Rhode Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Oscar Mejias, who is also a member of a steering committee guiding the state in determining how to best put the Cranston Street Armory, above, to use, says its reopening will have a significant impact on the surrounding community.

RFP planned for historic armory

It looks out of place: a medieval-style castle of pale-yellow brick, towering over the modest houses and storefronts in Providence’s West End neighborhood. One of...
THE RHODE ISLAND COUNCIL for the Humanities has announced it is distributing $140,000 worth of grants to 15 nonprofits to fund humanities initiatives.

15 R.I. civic and cultural groups receive $140K in Humanities Council...

PROVIDENCE – Fifteen civic and cultural organizations are receiving a total of $140,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities that...
A PAIR OF RUNNERS participate during last year's Run For Your Life 5K at the University of Rhode Island. This year's 5K will be held Sunday, April 14, at the university. / COURTESY RUN FOR YOUR LIFE 5K

Philanthropy Calendar, April 12, 2019

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to or at least four weeks in...

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