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OCEAN STATE JOB LOT contributed $25 million, including $14.3 million within Rhode Island and Massachusetts, to philanthropic efforts in 2020.

Ocean State Job Lot contributed $25M to philanthropic efforts in 2020

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Ocean State Job Lot contributed $25 million in philanthropic efforts in 2020 across its 142-community-footprint for various causes, including assisting those...

Alan G. Hassenfeld

Alan G. Hassenfeld | Executive director, Hassenfeld Family Foundation What have been the challenges faced by your foundation during the pandemic and how have they...
UNITED WAY OF RHODE ISLAND has received a $10 million gift from philanthropist and novelist MacKenzie Scott.

United Way of R.I. receives $10M gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

PROVIDENCE – The United Way of Rhode Island received an eight-figure gift from a nationally prominent philanthropist that will help the nonprofit’s upcoming goals...
THE CHAMPLIN FOUNDATION awarded 188 Rhode Island-based nonprofits more than $18 million in grants to support critical needs for the community.

Champlin Foundation awards $18M in grants to 188 R.I.-based organizations

CRANSTON – The Champlin Foundation announced Wednesday that it has awarded 188 Rhode Island-based nonprofits a combined $18 million in grants to support critical...

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...
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...

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