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FINANCIAL AIDE: Phil Auger, a former school superintendent, launched Grants New England in North Kingstown last July to help nonprofits find and apply for funding.

Former schools superintendent now helping nonprofits get funding

Countless nonprofits and school organizations rely on grants to fund their work. But applying for these grants often means leaders must take time away...
Te Wu

Here’s where nonprofits outperform and why

My professional project-management career spans mission-driven nonprofits and for-profit organizations. For-profit companies have the funding to hire strong professionals to lead projects, and they...

R.I. Foundation grants $350K to 45 Newport County nonprofits

NEWPORT – The Rhode Island Foundation announced Wednesday that 45 local nonprofits will share $350,000 in grants from the Newport County Fund. The recipients are...
MAYOR BRETT P. SMILEY signed the fiscal year $583 million budget Monday, four days after it cleared the City Council. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence mayor signs $583M fiscal year 2024 budget

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Brett P. Smiley on Monday signed a $583 million fiscal year 2024 city budget, four days after it was approved by...

BankRI grants a combined $93,000 to 28 nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – Bank Rhode Island has awarded $93,000 in grants to 28 local nonprofits to support programs that focus on education, human services and the...

RIHEBC launches loan program for state’s smaller non-profits

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corporation launched its new lending program on March 20 that specifically targets the state’s small-to-mid-sized...

Effective altruism a growing charitable movement

Effective altruism is an intellectual and charitable movement that aspires to find the best ways to help others. People dedicated to it rely on...
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. 

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...
REACHING OUT: LaSalle Academy students JJ Sanzi, left, and Cole ­Matthews volunteer by preparing meals at the Amos House food kitchen in Providence.

The rush is on at Amos House earlier each month

At Amos House’s soup kitchen, need is typically lower at the beginning of the month, then ramps up as people’s public-assistance benefits run out....
HEAD OF THE CLASS: Teacher Luzleny Cutler, right, and student Lucienda Lapointe review English grammar lessons on a board at the front of a classroom at Dorcas International Institute in Providence recently. 

Offering warm welcome gets tougher for Dorcas

As Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island Inc. heads into the winter, the nonprofit doesn’t look at the upcoming stretch of time as the...
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