Youth in Action, coalition receive grants

Posted 6/29/12

PROVIDENCE – Youth in Action and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women – Rhode Island have been named the first recipients of grants from the Black Philanthropy Initiative a permanent endowment at the Rhode Island Foundation.

BPI, established by the Foundation and a group of community leaders in 2009, is focused on improving the lives of Black Rhode Island families.

“The Black Philanthropy Initiative focuses on long-term solutions to challenges facing the Black community in our state. These inaugural grants supporting programs in financial literacy and job training will help empower participants by giving them the knowledge they need to learn, grow, improve their lives, and in doing so, improve Rhode Island,” said Neil Steinberg, president and CEO of The Rhode Island Foundation, in a statement.

Youth in Action, a partnership between youth, adults, and community that centers on young people as the catalyst for positive social change, will use its $15,000 award to extend the content and reach of its youth development and job training initiative, Project Success.

The Rhode Island chapter of NCBW, which is dedicated, as is the national organization, to the development of Black women and their families in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment, will use its $9,978 grant to support a series of six day-long financial literacy workshops.

PBN Hosted

Two Great Programs...One Great Event. PBN's Annual Celebration of Growth and Innovation is now underway. 2014 applications are now available. Deadline August 1st.
  • 40 Under Forty
    We're almost sold out. The 10th Anniversary of 40 Under Forty, and PBN is planni ...
  • Healthiest Employers
    Save the date - August 14th - at the Providence Marriott for the 3rd annual Heal ...
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
    Latest News