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RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT released Thursday a new report stating that the COVID-19 pandemic will increase child food insecurity rates in Rhode Island to as high as 29%.

R.I. KIDS COUNT: Pandemic worsens child food insecurity rate in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island KIDS COUNT released Thursday its latest report on child hunger and nutrition in the Ocean State that found food insecurity...
UNITED WAY OF RHODE ISLAND is making $2 million in grants available to nonprofits that are addressing systemic inequality in the state.

United Way of R.I. making $2M in grants available to nonprofits...

PROVIDENCE – The United Way of Rhode Island announced Thursday it is making $2 million in grants available from the organization’s community impact fund...
THE CHAMPLIN FOUNDATION awarded 188 Rhode Island-based nonprofits more than $18 million in grants to support critical needs for the community.

Champlin Foundation awards $18M in grants to 188 R.I.-based organizations

CRANSTON – The Champlin Foundation announced Wednesday that it has awarded 188 Rhode Island-based nonprofits a combined $18 million in grants to support critical...
FOR EVERY DOLLAR the public donates to Trinity Repertory Company from Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve, the Rhode Island Foundation will match that up to $60,000 to be donated to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. / COURTESY TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY

R.I. Foundation to match Trinity Rep donations to fund R.I. Community...

PROVIDENCE – While a live audience at Trinity Repertory Company during performances of “A Christmas Carol” will not be possible this year, the organization's...
ABOUT ONE IN FOUR households lack adequate food, according to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank's 2020 Status Report on Hunger in Rhode Island.

R.I. Food Bank’s hunger report: Hunger insecurity in state reaches record...

PROVIDENCE – About one in four households in Rhode Island lacks adequate food and underlying medical conditions that increase the risk of severe illness...
NATIONAL LEADER: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island CEO and President Kim A. Keck created several initiatives to improve health care access for all in the Ocean State. In January, she will become the next CEO and president of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. / COURTESY BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND

Blue Cross’ Keck works to create a healthy community

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Corporate Citizenship: Kim A. Keck | CEO and president, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island AS KIM A. KECK...
COMING TOGETHER: Construction workers Louiz Jandielson, left, and Vitor Dos Santos work on a home that is being put together by SWAP Inc. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

SWAP Inc. makes neighborhoods a home again

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Community Involvement: SWAP Inc. NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION HAS BEEN a focus within Rhode Island’s capital city for SWAP Inc. since the...
ON THE LINE: United Way of Rhode Island Call Center Manager Evelyn Cabrera takes a call at the organization’s office in Providence.  / COURTESY UNITED WAY OF RHODE ISLAND

United Way of Rhode Island answers the call during the COVID-19...

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Excellence at a Midsize Company: United Way of Rhode Island CORTNEY NICOLATO WAS MIDWAY through her second year at the...
SOUNDS OF SUMMER: Musicians Ashley Frith and Desmond Bratton perform for an outdoor audience during The Wilbury Theatre Group’s “Decameron, Providence” event during the summer of 2020.  / COURTESY ERIN X. SMITHERS

For Wilbury Theatre Group, the show must go on even in...

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Excellence at a Nonprofit – Small Company: The Wilbury Theatre Group Since its humble beginnings 10 years ago, The ­Wilbury...
ALL GROWN UP: Krystal Kraczkowski, a grower at What Cheer Flower Farm in Providence, gathers fresh flowers from the nonprofit’s garden. /PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

What Cheer Flower Farm brings cheer to the community

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Excellence at a Woman/Minority-Owned Business: What Cheer Flower Farm THE TRIO OF Shelby Doggett, Anne Holland and Marian Purviance had...

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