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THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION awarded a record $87 million in grants to local nonprofits in 2020. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards record $87M in grants to nonprofits in 2020

PROVIDENCE – In a year where Rhode Island saw immense hardship, the Rhode Island Foundation offered no shortage of help to the community, and...
VOLUNTEER: Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association Companion Animal Foundation President Elizabeth Suever, pictured with Neala, volunteers her time serving the organization, which is providing vouchers to assist low-income pet owners during the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY ROBERT KNYCHALSKI

R.I. Veterinary Medical Association provides vouchers to low-income pet owners

The Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association, through its Companion Animal Foundation, is providing a first-of-its-kind assistance program to low-income animal owners who need essential...
WAYNE M. KEZIRIAN has been named the new president and general agent for the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS

RISPCA names Kezirian president, general agent

EAST PROVIDENCE – Wayne M. Kezirian, general counsel for Providence-based property management firm Paolino Properties LP, has been named the new president and general...
UNITED WAY OF RHODE ISLAND has launched a five-year, $100 million strategic plan to create transformative change in the state, including improving racial equality and creating a nonprofit association.

United Way of R.I. launches 5-year, $100M investment plan to create...

PROVIDENCE – Improving racial equality in Rhode Island, creating more affordable housing across the state, increasing reading proficiency in local children and out-of-school time...

The Children’s Workshop early learning centers begin their next chapter in...

For thirty years, The Children’s Workshop (TCW) has been a family owned and operated business providing high-quality early education and care to young children...
SOUTHCOAST COMMUNITY FOUNDATION announced it has awarded more than $600,000 to 60 nonprofits through its Emergency Response Fund.

SouthCoast Community Foundation awards $600K to nonprofits through Emergency Response Fund

NEW BEDFORD – The SouthCoast Community Foundation announced Wednesday that it has awarded 60 local nonprofits more than $600,000 in grants from the foundation’s...
RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION has awarded $481,000 in grants to 26 local animal-welfare programs. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards $481K in grants to animal-welfare programs

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation announced Monday it has awarded $481,000 in grants to 26 local animal-welfare programs organized by nonprofits and municipalities. The...
THE HENRY BARNARD SCHOOL Parents Association has reached an agreement with Rhode Island College to take over the 122-year-old Henry Barnard School, which RIC was expected to close at the end of this academic year due to financial cuts. / COURTESY HENRY BARNARD SCHOOL

Local association saves Henry Barnard School from permanent closure

PROVIDENCE – Parents have collaborated to help save a century-plus-old institution on the Rhode Island College campus. The Henry Barnard School Parents Association announced Monday...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION has awarded $5 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act relief funds to more than 120 nonprofits across the state. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards $5M in CARES Act funds to nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation announced Monday that it has awarded $5 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funds...
UNITED WAY OF RHODE ISLAND has received a $10 million gift from philanthropist and novelist MacKenzie Scott.

United Way of R.I. receives $10M gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

PROVIDENCE – The United Way of Rhode Island received an eight-figure gift from a nationally prominent philanthropist that will help the nonprofit’s upcoming goals...

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