Citizens Awards $150,000 in Financial Education Grants, Announces Partnership with Girls Who Code

Citizens Bank announced $150,000 in grants to Rhode Island nonprofits through the Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money program, to facilitate financial education programs across the state.  Grantees include Connecting for Children and Families, Pawtucket Central Falls Development, Progreso Latino, and Woonsocket Neighborhood Development Corporation. Citizens also announced a partnership with Girls Who Code to help 10th,…

RI Foundation Raises $1.3 Million to Increase Teachers of Color in Providence Schools

Providence Public Schools, RIDE will use the funding to hire more than 125 teachers of color over the next five years The Rhode Island Foundation has raised $3.1 million to increase the number of teachers of color in Providence public schools. Students of color represent 80 percent of enrollment in the district while just 20…

United Way Awards $4.5 Million in Racial Equity Grants

United Way of Rhode Island announced $4.5 million in grants to 72 mission-driven organizations who are building racial equity and opportunities for all Rhode Islanders. Recipients are working in areas such as building economic security, advancing childhood learning, and driving policy and participation in Rhode Island. “This is certainly an exciting grant opportunity for ……

RI Council for the Humanities Awards $150,000 to 15 Public Projects and Documentary Films

The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities announced major grant awards to 15 public projects and documentary films that showcase the power of the humanities to connect communities and strengthen civil society. Through video messages, Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman David Cicilline, and Congressman James Langevin, shared the role of the humanities to bring people together,…

Women’s Fund Releases Statement Condemning Misogyny and Anti-Asian Racism

The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island joined with members of the Women’s Funding Network in a statement of solidarity that condemns violence and systemic racism and misogyny against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). The statement is a call to action for philanthropy to invest in, and value, AAPI lives. See the full statement here…

RI Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund Awards Additional $550,000 in Grants

The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded an additional $550,000 in grants from its COVID-19 Response Fund to help Rhode Islanders cope with the continuing effects of the pandemic. With these most recent grants, Foundation has awarded $7.3 million in grants since launching the fund nearly one year ago. The latest recipients include the Dorcas International…