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6 R.I. students awarded scholarships that honor Roger Williams

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded scholarships to six Rhode Island high school students who will start college next fall. The winners...

College Crusade of Rhode Island honored

ANDREW BRAMSON is the president and CEO of the College Crusade of Rhode Island, a Providence-based nonprofit that helps students in low-income communities prepare...
CHARGED UP: Some of the Rhode Island Foundation staff celebrate at last year’s awards dinner for PBN’s Best Places to Work winners.
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Rhode Island Foundation

Best Places to Work 2019 | SMALL COMPANIES (15-49 employees): 2. Rhode Island FoundationHow do you encourage your staff to live more environmentally sustainable...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION announced $285,000 in grants to 40 nonprofits in Newport County from the Newport County Fund. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Rhode Island Foundation awards $285K to 40 Newport Co. groups

NEWPORT – The Rhode Island Foundation awarded a combined $285,000 to 40 nonprofit organizations in Newport County in the fields of housing, education and...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION announced $2.6 million in grants from its Behavioral Health Fund to six Rhode Island organizations to improve behavioral health care services in the state. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Rhode Island Foundation awards $2.6M from new Behavioral Health Fund

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation is providing $2.6 million in grants for six organizations to improve behavioral health care in the state, the...
NEIL D. STEINBERG, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation, addresses the crowd at the foundation's 2019 Annual Meeting. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Rhode Island Foundation holds annual meeting, provides updates on health care...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation held its 2019 Annual Meeting Thursday evening at the R.I. Convention Center with more than 850 guests in...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION says it had a record year for contributions in 2018, collecting $114 million in total funds, according to the organization's annual report. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards record $52M in 2018, despite steep drop in...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation awarded a record $52 million in grants to more than 1,900 nonprofits in 2018 despite seeing its annual...
GUIDING STARTUPS: Venture Mentoring Service of Rhode Island provides free mentoring services to entrepreneurs in the Ocean State. From left, Dan Horne, mentor; Paul Olean, executive director; and Jarrid Hall, foreground, of GAB-on, a parent-engagement tool for students.
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At Venture Mentoring, the best advice is free

When Paul Olean retired and returned to his home state of Rhode Island, he was dismayed by the then-high unemployment rate. He wanted to...
LISTEN AND LEARN: Participants during the first of two discussion panels at the 2019 PBN Spring Health Care Summit at the Providence Marriott talk about how the state’s health care and insurance systems must listen to and understand the whole person they purport to serve. From left: Marc Backon, president of Tufts Health Plan’s commercial division; Stephen Farrell, UnitedHealthcare of New England CEO; Dr. John Murphy, executive vice president of physician affairs at Lifespan; James E. Purcell, former CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and founder of the Returns on Wellbeing Institute; Shannon Shallcross, co-founder and CEO of BetaXAnalytics; and Neil D. Steinberg, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation.
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Panel: Many health, insurance services out of touch with user

To work better, the state’s health care and insurance systems must ramp up one critical skill: listening to and understanding the whole person they...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION has committed $250,000 to support outreach and education efforts for the 2020 Census count in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Foundation helps fund 2020 Census count outreach and education

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has committed $250,000 to support outreach and education efforts for the 2020 Census count in Rhode Island, the...
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