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Karen A. Santilli

Karen A. Santilli | CEO and president, Crossroads Rhode Island What have been the challenges faced by Crossroads Rhode Island during the pandemic and how...
LIGHTING THE LAMP: Barnaby Evans, founder and executive artistic director of WaterFire Providence, lights a luminaria as part of the “Beacon of Hope” display at the WaterFire Arts Center to honor those 
who lost their lives due 

KEEPING THE FLAME ALIVE: WaterFire, other arts groups key to R.I....

WaterFire Providence entered 2020 with big plans. The nonprofit arts organization was preparing to mark the 25th anniversary since the first fires were lit on...
HUNGRY TO HELP: Heather Hole Strout, left, executive director of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Newport, distributes chowder and chicken vegetable bean soup to the needy recently in a new partnership with McGrath Clambakes Inc. of Newport. Assisting with the distribution are T.R. McGrath, third from left, owner of McGrath Clambakes, and his daughter Aibhlinn. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Challenges for nonprofits reach unimagined heights

It’s times like these that Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island President Kathleen Cloutier feels as though all the nonprofits in Rhode Island are...
NOT CONVINCED: Joshua Riazi, left, manager at Genesis Center, leads a culinary class in February. Riazi isn’t sold on the idea of forming an association to serve as a “chamber of commerce” for the Rhode Island nonprofit sector.  / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Strength in numbers? Some struggling nonprofits eye an alliance

While many nonprofits are fighting for survival amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Steamship Historical Society of America knows better than most what it is...
RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION announced Thursday that it awarded 31 nonprofits approximately $1.7 million through its COVID-19 Behavioral Health Fund. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards $1.7M in grants to 31 nonprofits to support...

PROVIDENCE – Roughly $1.7 million in grants were issued to 31 local nonprofit organizations by the Rhode Island Foundation from its COVID-19 Behavioral Health...
AN ADDITIONAL $2.1 MILLION was awarded to local nonprofits from the COVID-19 Response Fund created by the United Way of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation.

Additional $2.1M awarded to nonprofits from COVID-19 response fund

PROVIDENCE – Another $2.1 million in grants were awarded to 54 local nonprofits and schools from the United Way of Rhode Island and Rhode...

Rhode Islanders give when it matters most

Rhode Island annually ranks among the least-charitable states in the country by some metrics but you wouldn’t know that by the outpouring of support...
AN ADDITIONAL $2.4 MILLION in grants were awarded to 49 nonprofits from the COVID-19 Response Fund established by the United Way of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation.

Nonprofits receive additional $2.4M in grants from COVID-19 Response Fund

PROVIDENCE – An additional $2.4 million in grants were awarded April 3 to 49 local nonprofits by the United Way of Rhode Island and...
SMALL STAFF: David Reiss, executive director for The Fogarty Center, a nonprofit that offers services for adults and children with developmental disabilities, speaks with Robyn Eannarino, administrative assistant. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: David Reiss, executive director at The Fogarty Center

5Q: David Reiss | Executive director, The Fogarty Center 1. How has COVID-19 impacted the services The Fogarty Center provides and the people it...
TWENTY-SEVEN local nonprofits received $1.2 million in grants from the United Way of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund.

27 nonprofits receive $1.2M in support from COVID-19 Response Fund

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-seven nonprofits will share $1.2 million in crisis-response grants from the United Way of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation’s COVID-19...
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