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The Providence Public Library wants to update the facade of its 1954 Empire Street addition by mounting a series of LED-mesh screens on two sides of the structure. more
Rhode Island’s high school students can now access $1.8 million in college scholarships managed by the Rhode Island Foundation, according to a Thursday announcement made by the nonprofit philanthropic organization. more
Split across two campuses, one in Providence and one in South Kingstown, the University of Rhode Island’s newly renamed Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies will be launched at a March 22 event. more
The University of Rhode Island’s Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies will be launched at a March 22 event on both the South Kingstown and Providence campuses, according to an announcement made by the school on Monday. more
In honor of the school’s centennial anniversary, Providence College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley announced a $100,000 gift in support of Catholic education in Providence during a press conference Tuesday at St. Pius V School. more
Rhode Island Foundation President Neil D. Steinberg said he was “overwhelmed” when he learned the foundation received a $28 million donation – the largest, single unrestricted gift in its 100-year history. more
In a move that will quadruple the size of New Bedford’s Captain Paul Cuffe Park, a $300,000 grant has allowed the New Bedford Whaling Museum to move forward with the design and planning process for a renovated green space in the city’s historic district. more
A record $45 million was awarded in grants to more than 1,600 nonprofits throughout the state by the Rhode Island Foundation in 2016, according to a Wednesday statement by the organization. more
Fidelity Charitable on Wednesday said it made a record $3.5 billion in grants on behalf of its donors last year, a 15 percent increase compared with 2015. more
Thirty-three capital grants encompassing as many projects in 17 Rhode Island cities and towns totaling $3.8 million were awarded by the R.I. State Council on the Arts in partnership with the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission on Thursday. more
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