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Philanthropy Calendar, Sept. 16, 2020

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to Nonprofit@PBN.com or Research@PBN.com at least four weeks...
NEW DIRECTION: Jo Lee, owner of PopUp Rhody, in her home office in Providence. She is revamping her online marketplace designed to connect artisans with property owners with space to rent. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Business incubator born in response to COVID-19

Jo Lee’s new business was on the fast track to success. In a single year, she’d transformed PopUp Rhody LLC from an idea into a...

Five Rhode Island nonprofits receive $50K from National Grid Foundation

PROVIDENCE – Five Rhode Island-based nonprofits recently received $50,000 combined from the National Grid Foundation to support hunger relief and human services for individuals...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE is set to open a workforce development hub in Central Falls Wednesday. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

RIC to open new workforce development hub at former Dexter Credit...

CENTRAL FALLS – Sensing a need to help address workforce skills gaps in Rhode Island, one state college will open this week its new...

Healthcentric Advisors uses $175K grant to target high blood pressure

PROVIDENCE – Healthcentric Advisors, a nonprofit based in the city, is launching a project focused on reducing uncontrolled high blood pressure in medically underserved...

Alzheimer’s Association R.I. chapter hosting multiple events in June

PROVIDENCE – Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 23,000 people and 53,000 caregivers in Rhode Island, and it is the fifth-leading cause of death in...
HIGHER PRIORITIES: Mario Bueno, executive director of Progreso Latino, a nonprofit that provides comprehensive social services to Latin Americans in Rhode Island, speaks with Johanna Tones, bookkeeper. Bueno said the 2020 census is not as high a priority for immigrants as other, more-pressing concerns, such as working and housing.
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Rhode Island could lose one of its two U.S. House seats...

The last time a U.S. census form arrived in the mail, Marcela Betancur helped her mother fill it out. As a 20-year-old, she had...

Tufts Health Plan Foundation awards $100K in 10 grants to R.I....

PROVIDENCE – Ten Rhode Island organizations each will receive $10,000 grants from Tufts Health Plan Foundation’s new Momentum Fund. The fund was created to develop...

Five Questions With: Mario Bueno

Mario Bueno is executive director of Progreso Latino in Central Falls, a nonprofit aimed at helping the Latino community gain access to housing, health...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION has granted six health care organizations a combined $3.6 million to reduce chronic disease and health disparities in the region. / COURTESY THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

$3.6M in health care remediation grants announced by R.I. Foundation

PROVIDENCE – Targeting residents of Central Falls, Newport, Pawtucket, Providence, West Warwick, Woonsocket, as well as additional communities in South County, the Rhode Island...

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