Seventh Round of COVID-19 Response Fund Grants Awarded to Provide Basic Supports

Twenty-three organizations across the state will be able to provide help with food, rent, utilities, and other expenses thanks to more than $700,000 in grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund created by the Rhode Island Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI). Hunger continues to be among the most pressing problems facing Rhode Islanders…

United Way, Hasbro Award Summer Learning Grants

The Summer Learning Initiative (SLI), supported by Hasbro and United Way’s Women United announced four summer learning grant awardees — Central Falls School District, Cranston YMCA, Newport Partnership for Families, and Connecting for Children and Families. Working with nearly two dozen local nonprofits, awardees will provide summer learning programs to young people across Rhode Island. More information

Philanthropy Supports ABFE’s Call for Philanthropy to Take Action on Anti-Black Racism

Leaders of many philanthropic support organizations, including United Philanthropy Forum, Council on Foundations, Independent Sector, and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, have issued a letter in solidarity with ABFE:  A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities in their call for philanthropy to take action on anti-Black racism. ABFE is the oldest affinity group in the country, borne…

Three GCRI Members Recognized as National Leaders in Corporate Citizenship

Points of Light recently named three GCRI members, CVS Health, Hasbro and Tufts Health Plan, as national leaders in corporate citizenship, as part of the 2020 class of The Civic 50.  Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, awards The Civic 50 each year to the top 50 corporate citizenship companies…

From a Broken World to a New Better

Many of us have heavy hearts from the events of the last weeks and months, watching the lives of people of color be snuffed out by racial violence and the disproportionate impact of a relentless virus. I want to reach out to our members of color to offer our solidarity and support, and our commitment…

CVS Health and Rhode Island Foundation Donations Provide Computers and Wi-Fi Hotspots for RI Students for Distance Learning

GCRI members Rhode Island Foundation and CVS Health led almost 70 donors in support of Rhode Island Department of Education’s (RIDE) Distance Learning Initiative.  RIDE estimates that the more than $400,000 raised will fund the purchase of approximately 400 hotspots and 1,200 computers to close technology gaps for students and families. Rhode Island Foundation made…