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As part of the first stage of its three-year, $12 million grant initiative, United Way of Rhode Island has awarded $3.1 million in grant funding to 31 organizations to fund 41 programs throughout the state. more
A total of 43 projects in all 39 towns and cities across the state will share $500,000 in Centennial Community Grants funding distributed by the Rhode Island Foundation to mark its 100th anniversary, the organization said Wednesday. more
Bernie Beaudreau has stepped down after eight years as executive director of Serve Rhode Island, the state’s center for volunteerism, to become CEO of the Connecticut Food Bank in Wallingford, Conn. more
The Rhode Island Foundation awarded $295,378 in funding to eight local organizations through its RIGHA Foundation Fund on Friday. more
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island donated more than $1 million in financial support to local nonprofit organizations last year, according to its 2015 Community Investment Report. more
The Tomaquag Museum is one of 10 recipients of the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the Institute of Museum and Library Services said Tuesday. more
The Museum of Work & Culture’s annual appeal drive concluded on March 20 after generating $27,600 in donations. more
PROVICitizens Bank announced this week that 10 Rhode Island nonprofit organizations will receive a total of $130,000 in contributions as part of the Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money financial literacy initiative. more
Bristol County Savings Bank, through its charitable foundation, awarded grants totaling $80,000 to 12 Pawtucket-area nonprofit organizations last week during a ceremony at the Pawtucket Country Club on March 30. more
PROVIDENCE – The state Senate passed legislation March 31 designed to curtail the theft of wages from employees by unscrupulous employers. The measures offer employees improved methods for collecting unpaid wages, The Valley Breeze reported. … more
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