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THE RHODE ISLAND Foundation has awarded close to $450,000 in grants to local organizations helping Rhode Islanders cope with the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards $450K in COVID-19 relief grants to organizations

PROVIDENCE – Close to $450,000 in grants were awarded by the Rhode Island Foundation to local nonprofit organizations assisting Rhode Islanders who are still...

Giving back

Does your company regularly donate to various causes or participate in philanthropic initiatives? Yes: 100% No: 0% Has your company’s philanthropic support increased due to the COVID-19...
JOHN VASCONCELLOS will retire as president of the SouthCoast Community Foundation at the end of the year. / COURTESY SOUTHCOAST COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

SouthCoast Community Foundation President Vasconcellos to retire

NEW BEDFORD – John Vasconcellos, who has led the SouthCoast Community Foundation for the last five years, will retire as the nonprofit's president at...
THE BOYS & GIRLS Clubs of Northern Rhode Island became the beneficiary of a $2.1 million endowment from the California-based Davis Dauray Family Fund. It is the largest gift the organization has ever received.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern R.I. receives $2.1M endowment from...

WOONSOCKET – Tuesday marked the first time that the California-based Davis Dauray Family Fund has donated to a Boys & Girls Clubs of America...
ENCOURAGING VOLUNTEERING: EMC Insurance Cos. encourages its employees to volunteer in the community by offering paid time off to employees who perform such service. / COURTESY EMC INSURANCE COS.

EMC Insurance Cos.

PBN Best Places to Work Awards 2021 Midsize Companies #15. EMC Insurance Cos. Employees in R.I.: 51 Vice President and Branch Manager Paula Finkelman Questions answered by Human...
THE NONVIOLENCE INSTITUTE has received a $500,000 gift from Brown University, the Rhode Island Foundation and the Partnership for Rhode Island to help curb the rise of gun violence in the state.

Nonviolence Institute receives $500K grant to help curb gun violence in...

PROVIDENCE – The Nonviolence Institute has received a $500,000 grant from two nonprofits and Brown University to help curb the rise of gun violence...
THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL of Design has received a $4 million anonymous gift to help renovate the Jesse Metcalf Building. / COURTESY JO SITTENFELD

RISD receives $4M anonymous gift to help renovate Metcalf Building

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School of Design announced Monday that it has received a $4 million anonymous donation to help revitalize the century-old...
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  / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

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...

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