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Nina Stack / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

5Q: Nina Stack, The Champlin Foundation executive director

Nina Stack | The Champlin Foundation executive director 1. Have the requests for donations from The Champlin Foundation remained high in the past year? The need for...
DISHING OUT MEALS: Douglas Spikes, kitchen manager, and volunteer Kathy Block prepare meals for guests at social services nonprofit Amos House in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

For many groups, hardships evolving, not subsiding

Social services nonprofit Amos House in Providence has been inundated since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit in March 2020, and it doesn’t appear that...
COLLABORATIVE MEETING: Staff and members at Direct Action for Rights and Equality collaborate at the office. Clockwise from left, Jordan Jace, Behind The Walls member; Debra Harris, outreach coordinator; Christopher V. Samih-­Rotondo, interim director; and Anusha Alles, staff organizer for Behind The Walls. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

More focus on racial justice causes

It’s been a trying year-plus for Rhode Island-based nonprofits whose missions center around diversity, equity and racial inclusion. The murders of George Floyd and other...
RESCUES: Volunteer Bryan Houle and staff member Lexi Bouchard walk dogs while Executive Director Elizabeth Skrobisch holds new arrival Minnie at Animal Rescue Rhode Island in South Kingstown. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

401Gives Day provides needed boost for nonprofits

Unable to hold in-person events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 401Gives Day, a fundraising initiative created by the United Way of Rhode Island, took...
Andrew Schiff / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

5 questions with Andrew Schiff

5Q: Andrew Schiff | CEO, Rhode Island Community Food Bank 1. Has the need for food and support increased or decreased this year? During...
CLASS LEADER: Middle school teacher Jana Gasboro helps a student at St. Mary’s Home for Children in North Providence. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Social-service organizations finding ways to stay essential, even in hard times

Providing essential services to those with disabilities can be challenging in the best of times. But as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted life for many people,...
GROWING NEED: Rhode Island Community Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff has seen the number of individuals needing food increase from 53,000 to 68,000 people per month since March. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

R.I. Community Food Bank has a full plate in combating COVID-19...

While the Rhode Island Community Food Bank’s work is critical year after year to people in need, that work has reached a new level...
Neil D. Steinberg / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

5Q: Neil D. Steinberg | CEO and president, Rhode Island Foundation

Neil D. Steinberg | CEO and president, Rhode Island Foundation 1. Will nonprofits’ need for funds ­increase more in 2021? Many nonprofits have received funding...
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