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The van Beuren Charitable Foundation has awarded the Preservation Society of Newport County a $625,000 grant toward the creation of an endowed “Fund for Fellows” to support original research and scholarship in history, design and preservation. more
Some Rhode Island nonprofits are benefiting from #GivingTuesday, an online movement launched last year as a way to promote giving during the holiday season. more
On Dec. 6, Hasbro Inc. employees will partner with nonprofit organizations in 36 countries on community service projects benefiting underserved children for the toymaker’s first-ever “Global Day of Joy.” more
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded an $800,000 grant to the Business Innovation Factory’s Student Experience Lab to develop and implement a teacher-driven pilot program to encourage more effective, collaborative efforts to improve education. more
In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, an Ocean State Job Lot employee with family ties to the Philippines is coordinating a relief effort that will provide $160,000 worth of clothing from his employer to people affected by the natural disaster. more
The Providence Rotary Charities Foundation has donated $10,000 to support relief efforts by ShelterBox to help families left homeless by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. more
Local fast-food workers will rally outside the Wendy’s restaurant located at 771 Warwick Ave. at 3 p.m. on Thursday, according to an email sent out Thursday afternoon from local social justice coalition Rhode Island Jobs with Justice. more
The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, the company announced Tuesday. more
President Barack Obama is pushing to raise the U.S. minimum wage higher than $7.25 an hour – the rate it’s been for four years. Half of the U.S. population won’t have to wait: They live in places where the bottom rate is already higher than that. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker said income inequality has increased in recent years because of the rising importance of a college degree and advanced skills for U.S. employers. more
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