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RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION has awarded $481,000 in grants to 26 local animal-welfare programs. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards $481K in grants to animal-welfare programs

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation announced Monday it has awarded $481,000 in grants to 26 local animal-welfare programs organized by nonprofits and municipalities. The...
DAVE WITHAM, left,, co-owner, president and brewmaster of Proclamation Ale Co. in Warwick, is pictured with his wife, Lori, and daughter, Harper. Dave Witham died Dec. 25 of cancer. / COURTESY GOFUNDME

Proclamation Ale Co. co-owner Witham dies of cancer on Christmas Day

WARWICK – Dave Witham, co-owner, president and brewmaster of Proclamation Ale Co., died Dec. 25 of cancer after being diagnosed with the disease a...

Ghazal named Rhode Island Foundation’s 2020 Murray Prize winner

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Free Clinic Executive Director Marie Ghazal was recently awarded the Rhode Island Foundation’s 2020 Murray Family Prize for Community Enrichment. Ghazal,...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION has awarded $5 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act relief funds to more than 120 nonprofits across the state. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards $5M in CARES Act funds to nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation announced Monday that it has awarded $5 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funds...
AN INCLUSIVE GROUP: Panelists take part in the virtual Diversity & Inclusion Summit on Dec. 10. Clockwise from top left are Kevin Matta, director of client engagement and inclusion for Advancing Workplace Excellence; Kevin Nerney, executive director of the Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council; Lisa Ranglin, founder, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Black Business Association; Neil D. Steinberg, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Foundation; and Steve Sublett, senior vice president of CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services Inc.

Summit panel: Diversity, inclusion efforts have been lacking

Progress toward more diversity and inclusion in the workplace has been slow in Rhode Island, with more of it confined to plans on paper...
LOCAL REGIONAL TOURISM districts, the Rhode Island Foundation and BankNewport have partnered to relaunch the BuyLocalRI campaign and website. Above, a screenshot of BuyLocalRI.org.

Will you go out of your way to “buy local” this...

Rhode Island’s tourism districts have joined with the Rhode Island Foundation and BankNewport on a “Buy Local RI” campaign, just in time for the final...

Ocean State Job Lot partners with Trinity Rep to help R.I....

PROVIDENCE – North Kingstown-based retail company Ocean State Job Lot has become another partner for Trinity Repertory Company to help the nonprofit theater company...
LIGHTING THE LAMP: Barnaby Evans, founder and executive artistic director of WaterFire Providence, lights a luminaria as part of the “Beacon of Hope” display at the WaterFire Arts Center to honor those 
who lost their lives due 
to COVID-19. / COURTESY WATERFIRE PROVIDENCE/ELAINE FREDRICK

KEEPING THE FLAME ALIVE: WaterFire, other arts groups key to R.I....

WaterFire Providence entered 2020 with big plans. The nonprofit arts organization was preparing to mark the 25th anniversary since the first fires were lit on...
LOCAL REGIONAL TOURISM districts, the Rhode Island Foundation and BankNewport have partnered to relaunch the BuyLocalRI campaign and website. Above, a screenshot of BuyLocalRI.org.

Tourism districts, RIF and BankNewport to relaunch ‘Buy Local RI’ campaign

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s tourism districts have joined with the Rhode Island Foundation and BankNewport to receive the foundation’s “Buy Local RI” campaign, the...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced an $8 million grant to initiate the Central Providence Opportunities pilot program. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

R.I. receives $8M for pilot initiative to increase economic stability in...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has been awarded an $8 million grant for a pilot initiative to increase social and economic mobility for city residents...

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