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United Way to invest $100M to build racial equity

THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

"The LIVE UNITED 2025 initiative is aimed at improving education, ensuring availability of housing that is affordable and safe for all, and empowering nonprofit organizations, among other objectives."

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Cortney Nicolato: 20 who made a difference in 2020

GO LOCAL PROV

"When she was tapped as one of GoLocal’s 19 to Watch in 2019, like so many others, United Way President Cortney Nicolato couldn’t have imagined her role in 2020."

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Larry Warner

Five Questions With: Larry Warner

Providence Business News

"Redlining, racial covenants and discriminatory lending practices were fully legal practices that decreased homeownership among Blacks over several decades… Moreover, there is evidence of patterns of lower home valuations for BIPOC homeowners versus whites with comparable homes. Why does this matter, and how is it a root cause? Homeownership is highly correlated with accumulation of wealth."

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Local organizations benefited from Scott’s $4.1 billion giving spree

Boston Globe

"Author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced in a blog post Tuesday that she has donated more than $4.1 billion in the past four months to hundreds of organizations, including several in New England… United Way of Rhode Island … received $10 million from Scott… Scott said her team looked at nearly 6,500 organizations and conducted research into about 800."

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Missing Out: Guest MINDSETTERS™ Casimiro, Melvan and Nicolato

Go Local Prov

“Nearly 60,000 of our state’s school-aged children (out of 153,000) lack access to afterschool programs, according to the "After 3PM 2020" report published on December 8… There is no question that Rhode Island children who cannot get into afterschool programs risk falling behind their more fortunate peers… 80 percent of students’ learning takes place outside of formal school.”

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United Way of R.I. makes $2 million available in grants

What's Up Newport

"The latest funding cycle is part of the organization’s ongoing commitment to support local nonprofits addressing systemic inequity and working to create a more equitable Rhode Island."

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United Way of Rhode Island answers the call during the COVID-19 crisis

Providence Business News

Excellence at a Midsize Company
“We had staff whose children were learning remotely, who were taking care of their parents, who were trying to take care of their own lives, and who were serving people who were scared and in great stress and in need of information... But I’m proud to say that our staff didn’t miss a beat.”

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Nonprofit Innovation Lab pitch winners

Meet Nonprofit Innovation Lab pitch competition winners

Rhode Island Inno

"Rhode Island Inno partnered with SEG and United Way to introduce you to the Nonprofit Innovation Lab this fall. You voted, and five nonprofit organizations ultimately had the opportunity to make their case to a virtual audience and panel of judges in a "Shark Tank"-style pitch event on Thursday night. At stake were a total of $100,000 in prizes."

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Opinion/Nicolato: Votes are cast. Time to get to work

Providence Journal

"Votes have been cast and voices have been heard. We are living in a world of uncertainty, yes, but also one in which there is far too much divisiveness. No longer can this be what defines us. It is time for us to come together if we are to move forward. Our communities cannot wait."

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Larry Warner Promoted to Chief Impact and Equity Officer at United Way of R.I.

"As a key member of the executive leadership team, Warner will lead United Way's efforts and strategies to build racial equity and opportunities for all Rhode Islanders."

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United Way Commits $100 Million to Build Racial Equity and Opportunities for All Rhode Islanders

"United Way's new 5-year strategic plan will address the root causes of the systemic barriers that have thwarted Rhode Island’s ability to thrive."

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United Way of R.I. the Recipient of $10 Million from Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

"United Way of Rhode Island has received a gift in the amount of $10 million from philanthropist and novelist, MacKenzie Scott."

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United Way of R.I. Issues Request for Proposals, Makes $2M Available in Grants

"United Way of Rhode Island has released a request for proposals (RFP), making available $2 million in grants from its Community Impact Fund."

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Man Up, Inc. Wins Nonprofit Innovation Lab Pitch Finals, Secures $50,000 in Seed Funding to Implement Unique Community Solution

"Out of a pool of 5 finalists, Man Up, Inc. took home the grand prize of the Nonprofit Innovation Lab’s pitch finals on November 12, securing $50,000 in seed funding to support the creation of new economic development opportunities for previously incarcerated men of color."

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Secretary Gorbea, United Way of R.I. Launch 2-1-1 Voter Information Hotline

"With Rhode Island’s September 8 primary and November 3 general election fast approaching, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today announced a partnership with Island to launch the state’s new 2-1-1 Voter Information Hotline."

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United Way Sends $600,000 in ‘Rhode Island Recovers’ Grants to 41 Local Organizations to Support Continuity of Services

"Through a new funding program established to support nonprofits’ ability to continue their services to Rhode Islanders amid the COVID-19 crisis, United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) has sent $600,000 in ‘Rhode Island Recovers’ grants to 41 local organizations."

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Exceeding Goal, 401Gives Raises $1.2 Million for R.I. Nonprofits in Single Day

"In a sign of unity that will impact the lives of tens of thousands of their neighbors, Rhode Islanders came together to raise a total of $1,252,786 during the first-ever 401Gives campaign powered by United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI)."

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COVID-19 Response Fund awards $1.2 million in first round of grants to local nonprofits

"Less than two weeks after the Rhode Island Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island jointly established the COVID-19 Response Fund, the organizations today announced a first round of crisis response grants to local nonprofit organizations."

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Calls to 2-1-1 for Help with Housing, Food, and Health Information Rose in 2019

"New data released today by United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) shows requests to its 2-1-1 call center for help with primary basic needs increased in 2019 compared to the previous year."

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United Way, Social Enterprise Greenhouse Select 10 Fellows for Nonprofit Innovation Lab

"Leaders from ten Rhode Island-based nonprofits have been selected as Fellows for a unique social innovation program created by United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) and Social Enterprise Greenhouse."

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Through Free Tax Preparation Service, United Way Helps Return More than $27 Million to the Pockets of Working Rhode Islanders

"Through Free Tax Preparation Service, United Way Helps Return More than $27 Million to the Pockets of Working Rhode Islanders"

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