Community Impact Report
Great things happen when we LIVE UNITED.
YOU KNOW THAT RHODE ISLAND IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE; IT'S WHY YOU'VE CHOSEN IT AS YOUR HOME.
With 400 miles of beautiful coastline, rich history, and a unique charm all its own, there’s a lot to love about the Ocean State. But, with 90,000 Rhode Island households struggling — including 230,000 people — we're sure you'll agree it could be better.
That’s where United Way of Rhode Island comes in… and you. We’re passionate about helping Rhode Islanders by delivering much-needed services, funding programs that work, and providing one number for everyone to call when they need help: 211.
Take a look and let us know the areas that interest you and the changes you'd like to see in your community. With your continued support, we'll reach even more people and invest in even more proven programs.
Thanks to you, our Community Impact Fund has made a big difference over this past year; your generosity has impacted the lives of more than 50,000 Rhode Islanders.
The Volunteer Center is an online platform that allows local nonprofits to connect with Rhode Islanders interested in volunteering. The Center is currently used by more than 75 nonprofits and thousands of volunteers throughout the Ocean State.
Last year, 211 answered 181,373 calls, connecting Rhode Islanders with food, housing, addiction recovery services, and more. With support from Citizens Bank, 211 continues to partner with The POINT and visit communities throughout the state in its Outreach RV.
MyFund is our free, online philanthropy platform that makes giving to your favorite charities quick, easy, and secure. Now, donating to more than one charity is easier than ever: search our database, click to send a gift, and print the statement... it's that simple.
Tax Assistance Program
More than 21,000 Rhode Islanders have received free tax preparation services through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, resulting in $27,000,000 being returned to their pockets.
In partnership with Citizens Bank, we've invested $221,380 in VITA, a program that helped Rhode Islanders save more than $5,800,000 in tax preparation fees last year alone.
Last year, 1,058 Rhode Island youth, spanning 9 communities and 13 sites, took part in the Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative, a program with a curriculum that emphasizes service learning.
In partnership with Hasbro, Inc., we've provided an innovative solution to summer learning loss, in the form of 210 hours of civic-minded programming that promotes community and citizenship.
The Rhode Island Afterschool Network advocates for children across the state to ensure that they have access to quality afterschool and summer learning programs.
In addition, they encourage collaborations between schools and communities to ensure that the social, emotional, and academic needs of children are being met.
given by donors to our Community Impact Fund
helped Rhode Islanders meet basic needs
helped Rhode Islanders learn and improve their lives
given by donors to our neighbors in need
When you support United Way of Rhode Island, you support more than one issue or program — you join a movement for change.
Last year, more than 400 companies joined our efforts to create lasting change in Rhode Island.
Tocqueville Society Members
Tocqueville Society members contributed more than $3.6 million to the annual campaign.
Anchor Society & Trusts/Foundations
Families in the Anchor Society and foundations across the state invested in long-lasting change.
MEET OUR SUPPORTERS
When Rhode Islanders are passionately engaged in the communities they call home, we all get results. These groups lead the charge, strengthening our state through giving and volunteerism.
Young Leaders Circle participated in 12 events last year where they gave, advocated, and volunteered to help our neighbors.
And since 2011, they've given more than $900,000 to United Way of Rhode Island.
Women United: Leading the Charge, Inspiring the Change.
Dedicated to childhood literacy, Rhode Island's Women United invested more than $135,000 in literacy and education programs last year. Since 2012, they’ve given more than $4.7 million to UWRI.
Last year, we partnered with 2,051 volunteers and 77 companies to deliver 4,926.5 hours of service, worth $132,129.
The result? We were able to distribute 30,020 books, 259 literacy kits, and 40,008 meals to our neighbors.
A snapshot of our annual finances from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
Five Questions with New President and CEO, Cortney Nicolato
Parting Words from Our Retiring President and CEO, Anthony Maione
Honoring FM Global, Armeather Gibbs, Steve Murphy, and Brian Hernandez
Supporting Caregivers Through the New Family Caregivers Alliance of Rhode Island
Fighting Hate: Our CEO Calls for Love and Unity
Advocating for Housing, Education, and Justice Reform in 2019
Supporting Aquidneck Island Through Winter Power Outage
On Location: The 211 RV Reaches Out to Government Employees
Young Leaders Dance the Night Away and Raise Money for Summer Learning
Introducing the First Cybercrime Recovery Hotline in the U.S.
Honoring 2019 Tocqueville Philanthropy Awardees Tom and Peggy Lamb
29,628 Books Donated in 2019 = 200,000 Books for Rhode Island Children
Financially Fit R.I.: A Partnership with Treasurer Seth Magaziner
Women United Members Raise $26,000 for Childhood Literacy at Power of the Purse Event
That’s a Wrap: Public Policy and Advocacy Highlights from 2019