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THE RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK Association said that it distributed 9.5 million pounds of food in fiscal 2017. / COURTESY RICFBA

Rhode Island Community Food Bank distributed 9.5 million pounds of food...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Community Food Bank Association reported a $378,875 increase in unrestricted net assets in its 2017 Annual Report, released Wednesday.The...
PICTURED AT INTERNATIONAL GAME Technology PLC's Breakfast with Santa are global solutions chairman Donald Sweitzer as Santa, his wife Sheri as Mrs. Clause and Hannah Wiczek, daughter of Angela Wiczek, IGT's vice president of corporate communications. / COURTESY INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY PLC

IGT Holiday Giving Campaign benefits multiple charities

PROVIDENCE – In its 2017 Holiday Giving Campaign, International Game Technology PLC supported multiple local nonprofit organizations, including the Rhode Island Community Food Bank,...
The Joy in Childhood Foundation presented three grants totaling $135,000 to three Rhode Island-based nonprofits Wednesday./ PHOTO COURTESY THE JOY IN CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION

Mass. nonprofit awards $135K to three R.I. organizations

PROVIDENCE - Three grants totaling $135,000 were awarded Wednesday to three Rhode Island-based organizations as part of a $2.7 million charitable campaign by The...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION donated $100,000 to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Above, Neil D. Steinberg, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RIF donates $100K to R.I. Food Bank

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded the Rhode Island Community Food Bank a $100,000 donation to tackle the growing hunger crisis in...
INVESTED: Rhode Island Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg and Jessica David, senior vice president of strategy and community investments, have helped launch 12 Rhode Island entrepreneurs through RIF’s innovation fellowship program. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Six years in, RIF innovation fellows’ impact unclear as they fight...

Six years ago, the Rhode Island Foundation announced it was accepting applications for something called an innovation fellowship. The program, funded by local philanthropists...
THE RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY Food Bank found that hunger in Rhode Island is rising, and that the poverty rate in Rhode Island was the highest in New England in 2016. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

R.I. Community Food Bank: Hunger in R.I. on the rise

PROVIDENCE – The prevalence of hunger is at a 10-year high in Rhode Island, according to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank’s 2017 Status...
BOOKS ARE WINGS is kicking off its fourth annual Gift of Literacy campaign this holiday season, an opportunity to help impact the lives of local children through literature. There will be a Books Are Wings Family Day on Dec. 9. / COURTESY BOOKS ARE WINGS

Philanthropy Calendar, Nov. 17, 2017

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to Nicole Dotzenrod at nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks...
RECOGNIZING STAFF: Shelly Swallow, payroll specialist, left, and Valerie Ball, senior HR manager, hand out T-shirts to employees at Blount Fine Foods as part of its corporate recognition program. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Rewards help get best out of staff

Blount Fine Foods ­employees last month rang in National Pizza and Beer Day with a pizza and root beer party at their Fall River...
THE NARRAGANSETT COUNCIL, Boy Scouts of America collected 215,000 pounds of non-perishable canned goods for its annual "Scouting for Food Good Turn."

Boy Scout food drive collects 215K lbs. of canned goods

PROVIDENCE - The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America collected 215,000 pounds of food in its 30th annual “Scouting for Food Good Turn” food...
GIVING PLATFORM: Financial organizational software My Fund, pictured above, links to United Way of Rhode Island’s online giving platform, allowing donors to give to any nonprofit organization throughout the country. / COURTESY UNITED WAY 
OF RHODE ISLAND

Nonprofits not worried about giving fatigue after storms

In the span of roughly four weeks, the southern coast of the United States and the island of Puerto Rico were ravaged by multiple...
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