Standing in Sympathy and Solidarity

GCRI is committed to building a safe, equitable community, where all Rhode Islanders can grow and thrive.  There are always challenges to that work, but this week has brought heartwrenching news of political and racial violence and threats across the nation, that require us to renew our commitment to our work and to our community…

Puerto Ricans a Year After Hurricane Maria

A year after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, residents of the island are still struggling with the storm’s impact on their housing, finances, and mental and physical health, a survey by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the Washington Post finds. Based on face-to-face interviews, the report, Views and Experiences of Puerto Ricans One…

Merrimack Valley Relief Efforts

Merrimack Valley Our thoughts are with our neighbors in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover as they struggle with the results of the recents gas explosions. United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley has established a relief fund for those affected by the gas explosions in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover. Essex County Community Foundation…

Hurricane Florence Relief

The effects of Hurricane Florence are still ongoing and our thoughts continue to be with those in the Forum family affected by this storm. Forum member, North Carolina Network of Grantmakers, is compiling information and resources related to the philanthropic response in the state. NCNG will continue to update the resource page as new information…

Collette Serves Up One Million Meals As Part of Massive CSR Campaign

GCRI member Collette, North America’s oldest tour operator, reached its goal of donating one million meals at a recent packaging event during the company’s annual Founder’s Day. The tour operator’s non-profit arm, The Collette Foundation, launched the One Million Meals hunger initiative in 2016 to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary and to honor its core…

Support for Victims of Northern California Wildfires

GCRI’s sister organization, Northern California Grantmakers, shared about two funds that have been established to support the victims of the Carr wildfire in Shasta County, CA.  Currently, the fire is only 20% contained, and 720 homes and 100,000 acres have been burned. One fund has been established by Shasta Regional Community Foundation and the other…