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Forty organizations serving the needs of Newport County residents will share $259,000 from the Rhode Island Foundation’s Newport County Fund, the organization said Thursday. more
The Rhode Island branch of the Junior League will host its 24th annual Pizzuti Open Golf Tournament at the Pawtucket Country Club on July 29 to benefit the American Cancer Society. more
In February Katje Afonseca was promoted from director of development to executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State. She is the organization’s youngest-ever executive director in its 50-year history. more
Carolyn Rafaelian, founder, CEO and chief creative officer of Alex and Ani, has been honored with the Child Mind Institute Corporate Advocate Award for her advocacy and support for mental health awareness. What steps have you taken to … more
Children’s toy company Hasbro Inc. was named the No. 1 community-minded company in the consumer discretionary industry in the Civic 50 report released Tuesday by Points of Light. more
Cox Communications awarded scholarships to eight Rhode Island seniors planning to pursue a degree in communications, telecommunications, technology or engineering at a ceremony in the Statehouse earlier this month attended by Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin. more
The newly established Heritage Harbor Foundation, the successor of Heritage Harbor Corp., has created a $3.6 million endowment to fund projects concerning Rhode Island history. more
United Way of Rhode Island awarded the Local Initiatives Support Corp. a $150,000 grant in support of the organization’s Rhode Island Child Care and Early Learning Facilities Fund and its development of safe, high-quality learning environments for children. more
More than $480,000 has been awarded by the Rhode Island Foundation in seed funding for 20 medical research projects. more
Serve Rhode Island and five local service-oriented organizations will share $2.2 million in federal AmeriCorps funding, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed said Friday. more
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