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IN 2018, the Rhode Island Foundation awarded $52 million in grants to over 1,800 nonprofits. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Rhode Island Foundation awards record $52M in 2018

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Foundation awarded $52 million in grants to more than 1,800 nonprofit organizations in 2018, according to the foundation Monday.The...
FIRST STEP: Rhode Island Business Group on Health Executive Director Al Charbonneau says a federal rule requiring hospitals to post pricing data online is the first of many steps to price transparency. Next to Charbonneau is Hospital Association of Rhode Island President Teresa Paiva Weed.
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New CMS rule requires hospitals to post pricing data online

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requires hospitals’ pricing data to be posted to their websites, billed as the first step toward a...

Steinberg asks NRI Chamber members to help state better educate children

LINCOLN – Rhode Island Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg on Feb. 6 challenged attendees at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce’s...

Rhode Island Foundation offers scholarships honoring Roger Williams

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation invites high school seniors to apply for the latest round of Carter Roger Williams Initiative college scholarships in...

Five Questions With: Mary Brooks ‘Polly’ Wall

As of the new year, Mary Brooks “Polly” Wall is the new Rhode Island Foundation board chair. A retired Royal Bank of Scotland executive,...
MONEY MATTERS: From left, Andy Posner, founder and CEO of the Capital Good Fund, and loan officers Roxana Mercado and Ellie Parada discuss strategies for helping clients navigate debt and personal finance at the company’s office in Providence.  
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Commitment to one another binds a community together

So far, February has been a good month for social equity.The Capital Good Fund, a federally certified community-development financial institution, lends to underserved populations...

Rhode Island Foundation announces 2019 Annual Meeting awardees

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has announced the honorees for its 2019 Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for May 16 at the R.I....
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced the launch of a $1.45 million emergency loan fund for small businesses on Aquidneck Island directly impacted by the gas shutoff last week. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I., National Grid announce aid for Aquidneck Island small businesses

NEWPORT – Rhode Island has created a $1.45 million loan fund for small businesses directly affected by the gas outage on Aquidneck Island, Gov....

Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice awarded RIF grant for home pharmacist...

PORTSMOUTH – The Rhode Island Foundation has granted the independent nonprofit Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice $80,200 for pharmacist services provided by its Home...
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Five Questions With Nina Stack

Nina Stack | Executive director, The Champlin Foundation1. You were appointed executive director in June of last year. How have you found your...
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