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RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION announced Monday that it is committing $8.5 million over the next three years to address and help eliminate racial inequality in the state. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation committing $8.5M to address racial disparities, inequities

PROVIDENCE – Offering grants to support minority-owned businesses, investing in nonprofits serving Rhode Islanders of color and making significant monetary commitments to improve communities...
BROWN UNIVERSITY announced Wednesday that is has fully funded a $10 million endowment to help support the Providence Public School District. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University fully funds $10M endowment for Providence schools

PROVIDENCE – Brown University announced Wednesday that it has fully funded a $10 million endowment commitment to help support public schools in Providence. The university...

Philanthropy and your company

Does your company customarily donate to a charitable cause or participate in a philanthropic initiative? Yes: 100% No: 0% What kind of charitable organization does your company...

Wells Fargo highlights 2019 grants, volunteer investments in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Wells Fargo & Co. contributed $153,853 and 340 volunteer hours to help Rhode Island nonprofits and causes in 2019, according to a...
UNITED WAY OF RHODE Island will hold its inaugural 401Gives Day April 1, with the goal to raise $1 million for nonprofits in the Ocean State.

United Way’s upcoming 401Gives Day seeks to raise $1M

PROVIDENCE – The United Way of Rhode Island will launch a statewide campaign early next month to help raise significant funds for nonprofits across...
RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION CEO and President Neil D. Steinberg speaks at a donors event in October. The foundation announced Friday that it awarded a record $56 million to approximately 2,000 area nonprofits in 2019. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation issues record $56M in grants to nonprofits in 2019

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation one-upped itself in helping the nonprofit community in 2019. The foundation announced Friday that it awarded $56 million in...

URI receives $15M gift from former Hasbro chairman and CEO, wife

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The former head of one of the world’s largest toymakers has presented the University of Rhode Island with a substantial financial...
THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN says the Rayon Foundation Trust to benefit the study of textiles at RISD recently matured with a value of $19.9 million.

75-year-old trust provides RISD with $19.9M gift, the school’s largest

PROVIDENCE – A trust started in 1944 to support textiles studies at the Rhode Island School of Design has provided RISD with a $19.9...
Thomas M. Ryan, former chairman, CEO and president of CVS Health, and his wife Cathy Ryan have made the largest private gift in the University of Rhode Island's history. The $35 million gift will be split into three parts: $24 million will go to the George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience, $10 million will establish the Thomas M. Ryan Scholars program and a $1 million challenge grant will go toward upgrading facilities for men's and women's basketball. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI receives $35M gift from Thomas and Cathy Ryan

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Former CVS Health Corp. Chairman, CEO and President Thomas M. Ryan and his wife, Cathy, made a $35 million contribution to...
LAWRENCE A. AUBIN, center, co-chair of the Hasbro Children’s Hospital Invitational and chairman of the Lifespan Board of Directors, presents the Aubin Cup to this year’s 1st place team, Cox Business. From left to right: Mike Rigney, Jason Rowe, Larry Aubin, Jim Manchester, and Jamie Foster. / COURTESY HASBRO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Hasbro Children’s Hospital Invitational raises record $343.8K

PROVIDENCE – The 2019 Hasbro Children’s Hospital Golf Invitational raised an event-record of $343,875 for Hasbro’s Children Hospital according to the hospital. The event...

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