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The Rhode Island Foundation has launched an education improvement-focused task force designed to develop a long-term strategy and shared vision of educational outcomes in the Ocean State. The foundation publicized the group's existence earlier than planned after the release of the state's first R.I. Comprehensive Assessment System results. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

RICAS scores prompt early announcement of R.I. Foundation education task force

PROVIDENCE – With the aid of a 22-person task force of experts and stakeholders, the Rhode Island Foundation has set a course to chart...

Five Questions With: Ed Huttenhower

Ed Huttenhower has been state director for the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center at the University of Rhode Island since September 2015. In...

Hassenfeld featured on R.I. Foundation’s inaugural ‘Pioneers’ podcast

PROVIDENCE – Some seats are still available for the Rhode Island Foundation’s inaugural “Pioneers” podcast featuring an interview with Hasbro Inc. Executive Committee Chairman...

Garlick wins $50K Murray Family Prize for community enrichment

PROVIDENCE – Joe Garlick, executive director of NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, was honored for his work revitalizing urban neighborhoods as the 2018 recipient of...
TAKING STOCK: Volunteers Ruth Balzano, left, and Dorothy Villani stock food at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank in Providence. Villani said the food bank has lost a lot of volunteers over the years, while Balzano said donations are distributed quickly and more are always needed. / PBN PHOTO / EMILY GOWDEY-BACKUS

Each year Rhode Islanders face the ever-present need for food, clothing...

On a rainy, mid-November morning, five longtime volunteers sorted donations at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank headquarters in Providence.Aged 68 to 84 and...
INCREASED GIVING: United Way of Rhode Island President and CEO Cortney Nicolato, center, talks with Jason Boulan, project manager, digital media marketing, and Angela Bannerman Ankoma, executive vice president, director of community investment. Nicolato said the nonprofit has so far seen an increase in giving this year.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Proving value key to preserving donations

The new federal tax law implemented this year – with a doubling of the standard deduction amount allowed for individuals and married couples –...
TELLING STORIES: Veterans, from left, Daniel Thurston, Dave Minto and Dan Evangelista talk in the Rhode Island Military Organization lounge at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick. The men were on hand in honor of Vietnam War pilot Lt. Col. Fredric Moore Mellor, shot down over the jungles of North Vietnam, whose remains were brought home last month.
 / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Veteran-service charities face varied challenges to fundraising efforts

Old hands at fundraising know the top three things that draw donors and their donations to a cause.“Animals, then kids, then veterans are usually...
HOLDING STEADY: Anthony Maione is retiring from the United Way of Rhode Island on Dec. 31 after 15 years with the nonprofit, and 13 as CEO. He said competing for funds in Rhode Island has always been difficult, but it’s grown even more so with technology and social media providing alternative fundraising methods such as GoFundMe and Kickstarter. However, he said the nonprofit has leveled off in terms of raising revenue, bringing in about $12 million for the past five or six years.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

UWRI CEO Anthony Maione is retiring after 13 years with ‘no...

(Editor’s note: This is a condensed version of a story that was originally published in the June 15 print edition. The United Way in...
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...
COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Do programs and services in R.I. match needs?

For Karen A. Santilli, president and CEO of Crossroads Rhode Island, bridging the gap between programs and services in the community and those in...
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