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GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said the state will increase the resources for foster families in fiscal 2019. /COURTESY STATE OF RHODE ISLAND.

Raimondo proposes $1.4M more for foster families

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Thursday she will recommend a $1.36 million increase in state financial support for foster families starting in July,...
CHILD & FAMILY ACCEPTS $50,000 from the Walmart Foundation for its Supportive Housing program for homeless women and their children during the organization's 151st annual meeting on Nov. 16. From left: Donna Sousa, Walmart associate, Newport store; Marty Sinnott, Child & Family president and CEO; Becky Calvert, Walmart manager, Newport store; Tina O'Loughlin, Walmart associate, Newport store; and Sara Hiebner, vice chair, Child & Family board of directors. / COURTESY CHILD & FAMILY/KIM FULLER PHOTOGRAPHY

Child & Family receives $120K in grants to fund community programs

MIDDLETOWN – Marking the holiday season and end of the year, Child & Family announced the receipt of $120,000 in grants from national nonprofit...
COMPANY PRIORITY: Jeff Guilbert, product-quality leader at Amgen Rhode Island in West Greenwich, receives a flu shot from University of Rhode Island pharmacy student Kate Syder during one of the company’s in-office clinics this past fall. / PBN PHOTO/­RUPERT ­WHITELEY

R.I. companies offering in-office flu shot clinics for employees

Health and wellness, specifically preventative care, is a major concern for companies throughout the year, but especially so during cold and flu season.It is...
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...

CCF receives $100K donation from James M. Cox Foundation

WOONSOCKET – The James M. Cox Foundation has donated $100,000 toward the Beacon of Hope Campaign, which has allowed Connecting for Children & Families...
THOMAS P. KANE, left, president and CEO of AccessPoint RI, assists Christopher Perry of Coventry with his workout. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

AccessPoint RI receives $48K grant from RIF to collaborate with NEIT

CRANSTON - AccessPoint RI was awarded a $48,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation to launch a new initiative to help individuals with disabilities...

Small businesses are in holiday-sales game

Small businesses, locally owned and operated, have been fighting to keep their place amid growing pressure from online sales.Two weeks into the traditional holiday...
THE RHODE ISLAND Foundation announced more than $470,000 in grants for animal welfare services statewide. (L-R) The Foundation’s Adrian Bonéy joins Debra Turrisi, Larry Hirsch and Linda Winfry of Stand Up for Animals, which received $21,000 to provide veterinary assistance, medications and microchips for animals offered for adoption. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Local animal welfare programs benefit from $470K in R.I. Foundation grants

PROVIDENCE – More than $470,000 in animal welfare grants was awarded by the Rhode Island Foundation Thursday to 20 programs from across the state...
ROB DEBLOIS SPEAKS a ceremony Thursday honoring him as the first recipient of the inaugural Murray Family Prize for Community Enrichment at the Rhode Island Foundation. DeBlois received the $50,000 prize in recognition of decades of work with disadvantaged youth as the founder and director of the Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program in Providence. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

RIF grants new Murray Family award to Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program...

PROVIDENCE –Rob DeBlois, the principal of the The Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program received $50,000 in the inaugural Murray Family Prize for Community Enrichment, the...
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