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LOCAL NONPROFIT LEADERS and representatives gather Tuesday at The Guild in Pawtucket for a special 401Gives Day event. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

401Gives Day sets new records for fundraising, donors, organizations supported

PAWTUCKET – The bar continues to be raised with Rhode Island’s largest single nonprofit supporting initiative, with new records across the board during the...
THE UPCOMING 401GIVES DAY on April 1 hopes to both raise $4.01 million for local nonprofits and attract new donors to contribute to local causes.

Nonprofits seeking more money, new donors on upcoming 401Gives Day

PROVIDENCE – More money being contributed to local nonprofits is always the annual goal for 401Gives Day, and this coming April 1 will be...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION awarded a record $89 million in grants in 2023. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards record $89M in grants in 2023

PROVIDENCE – Four years after setting a new record for grantmaking to local organizations, the Rhode Island Foundation raised the bar in 2023. The foundation...
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE GREENHOUSE on Thursday launched its new GROW Woonsocket initiative to help support local businesses in northern Rhode Island.

Social Enterprise Greenhouse launches GROW Woonsocket to enhance business development

WOONSOCKET – A local business development resource organization is now branching out with a new initiative to help provide support to small businesses closer...
ENRICHING HONOR: ­Community Preparatory School founder and Head of School Dan Corley, center, receives the 2023 Murray Family Prize for Community Enrichment at the Rhode Island Foundation. Pictured with Corley are, from left, Murray family members Terry Murray Jr., Paula McNamara 
and Megan Craigen, and Rhode Island Foundation CEO and President David N. Cicilline.
COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Corley receives 2023 Murray Family Prize from Rhode Island Foundation

DAN CORLEY, founder and head of school of the Community Preparatory School in Providence, received the 2023 Murray Family Prize for Community Enrichment from...

De Los Santos named Blue Cross 2023 BlueAngel of the Year

PROVIDENCE – Doris De Los Santos, director of supplier diversity at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, has been named the company’s...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION has awarded $120,000 in grants to 24 nonprofits that support the state's Black community. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards $120K to 24 nonprofits supporting Black community

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-four local nonprofits serving the state’s Black community received more than $120,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Foundation’s Black Philanthropy Bannister...
NELLIE M. GORBEA, former R.I. secretary of state, has been named the new CEO and president of the Puerto Rico Green Energy Trust. / COURTESY FRIENDS OF NELLIE M. GORBEA

Former R.I. Secretary of State Gorbea to lead Puerto Rico Green...

PROVIDENCE – Nellie M. Gorbea has found a new professional home, which will take her back to her native Puerto Rico. Gorbea, who served two...

R.I. Foundation, R.I. EOHHS offering $1.7M in grants to address opioid...

PROVIDENCE – Applications are now being accepted by the Rhode Island Foundation from local nonprofits seeking $1.7 million in total grants to help address...
NEIL D. STEINBERG was officially confirmed Thursday by the R.I. Senate to become the Rhode Island Life Sciences Hub's board chairperson. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

R.I. Senate confirms Steinberg as life sciences hub’s board chair

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Life Sciences Hub board officially has its leader in place. The R.I. Senate on Thursday unanimously approved former Rhode Island...
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