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UNITED WAY OF RHODE ISLAND and Social Enterprise Greenhouse has selected 10 fellows for its inaugural Nonprofit Innovation Lab, which commences Monday.

United Way of RI, SEG select 10 fellows for inaugural Nonprofit...

PROVIDENCE – Ten local nonprofit leaders have been selected as fellows by United Way of Rhode Island and Social Enterprise Greenhouse for the two...

Tax the wealthy and their charities will suffer

America’s corporate economy has long been divided between a taxed, for-profit sector and a non-taxed, not-for-profit sector. This division has significant implications for tax...
REHAB MASON Mike DeQuattro works on the deteriorated limestone strip at the top of the fascia of the Providence Public Library’s Empire Street wing in May. The library has been awarded $750,000 by the Champlin Foundation for the ongoing construction work. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Champlin Foundation approves $18M in grants for R.I. nonprofits

CRANSTON – The Champlin Foundation on Friday announced $18 million in grants that will be awarded to dozens of mission-driven organizations across Rhode Island. A...
Cortney Nicolato returned to her native Rhode Island last fall to lead United Way. Cultivating strategic partnerships is a theme of her career and a guiding force today as she leads work that changes lives and strengthens the community – work that calls for putting individual agendas aside to solve large-scale problems. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

United, Rhode Island wins

Cortney Nicolato | United Way of Rhode Island CEO and president What I love most about our state and the people in it: Rhode Islanders...

Providence City Council presses for restoration of state PILOT funds

PROVIDENCE – The City Council has put a price on its tax-free hosting of nonprofit institutions such as Brown University, Johnson & Wales University,...
TAKING THE LEAD: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza says he’s proud that the Providence Police Department was the first in the state to adopt body cameras for its police officers. He said the program has been well-received, adding it helps to calm people down because they know they are being recorded, while also allowing “the entire picture” of an incident to get out.
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Can a self-described ‘pro[business]-growth progressive’ mayor boost investment in Providence?

The son of Guatemalan immigrants who settled in the West End of Providence, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is a pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps story: The first in...
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Do programs and services in R.I. match needs?

For Karen A. Santilli, president and CEO of Crossroads Rhode Island, bridging the gap between programs and services in the community and those in...

Giving back

Have you or your company participated in/hosted fundraising events? Yes: 83.33% No: 16.67% Yes, but in sponsorship only: 0% How often do you take part in fundraisers? Every six...
THE RI FOUNDATION'S Fund for a Healthy Rhode Island is accepting grant applications for for efforts that will improve the health of under-served communities. / COURTESY THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Fund for a Healthy Rhode Island taking grant applications

PROVIDENCE — Nonprofits have until April 2 to apply for $2.8 million in grants from the Rhode Island Foundation’s Fund for a Healthy Rhode Island,...

Net neutrality

Do you support net neutrality (the principal that internet-service providers cannot discriminate when providing access to the internet and web applications)? Yes 83.3% No 16.7% Do you...
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