United Way partners with Magaziner, legislators on financial literacy campaign

PROVIDENCE – United Way of Rhode Island President and CEO Cortney Nicolato has joined state General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and members of R.I. General Assembly in the creation of a fund named Financially Fit Rhode Island to help pay for statewide financial literacy instruction for students from kindergarten through high school. “When only a third…

2 R.I. companies named among Points of Light’s Civic 50 honorees

PROVIDENCE – Hasbro Inc. and CVS Health Corp. were named among the Civic 50 honorees of 2019 by Points of Light, the volunteerism organization announced this week. The awards honor companies that provide a framework for good corporate citizenship, including companies’ efforts to increase their social impact, civic engagement and community service. “As America’s front…

DHS, DOH partner to award preschool-development grants

PROVIDENCE – As a result of a partnership between the R.I. Department of Human Services and the R.I. Department of Health, five health equity zones throughout the state have received a total of $360,170 in preschool-development grants. The selected health equity zones will use the funds to help families prepare children to succeed in school….

BCBSRI grants $225K to Bradley for youth mental health services

PROVIDENCE – Bradley Hospital will receive $225,000 in support from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to enhance and expand the Pediatric Psychiatry Resource Network, BCBSRI announced Tuesday. The grants will come in five yearly installments of $45,000. The network is a children’s health consultation team at Bradley that supports pediatric primary care…

Women’s Fund Signs Joint Statement on Sexism, Racism & Xenophobia; Encourages Women Candidates

On July 24, 2019, the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island was proud to sign a joint statement by hundreds of sister funds condemning the recent attacks on four of our country’s elected officials who are women of color, in response to chants of “Send them back!” The statement reads: ” Women’s and Girls’ grantmakers, organizations and…

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) Awards Second Round of Grants

Rhode Island schools, organizations, community centers, and artists were awarded $827,782 in the April 2019 round of grants from RISCA. The Arts Council’s board approved the awarding of these grants at its June meeting in Providence. These grants will go to support arts in education, community-based projects by organizations and individual artist fellowships and projects…