FabNewport, Lucy’s Hearth receive grants
What's Up Newp
"United Way of Rhode Island… announced that it is putting $4.5 million in grants to work in the community to create transformational change in the Ocean State… On Aquidneck Island, FabNewport and Lucy's Hearth each received grants, which are part of United Way's commitment to invest $100 million over the next 5 years to build racial equity in Rhode Island."
PBN announces 2021 Best Places to Work
Providence Business News
"Seventy-two honorees — including United Way of Rhode Island — have been named by Providence Business News for its 2021 Best Places to Work Awards program... The honorees will be recognized June 9 for their efforts in a virtual ceremony, where the company rankings in each category will be announced."
Who’s Hot and Who’s Not? – $4.5M in Grants
On Wednesday, April 28, United Way of Rhode Island announced $4.5M in grants to the community. "The funding… was awarded to 72 organizations in support of programs targeting the root causes of the racial inequities that have held back Rhode Island's Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities for generations."
Nicolato brings “bold energy” to United Way
Providence Business News
"The past year has been difficult for most, but under... [the leadership of president and] CEO Cortney Nicolato... United Way of Rhode Island's community support never wavered... 'She brought such a bold energy to this organization,' United Way['s chief resource and engagement officer] Brooke Havens said… 'She has been extremely empowering to our organization and we’ve gained some amazing momentum.'"
Warner Outlines United Way Award of $4.5M
"Three months after unveiling its LIVE UNITED 2025 strategic plan, United Way of Rhode Island is announcing the first of the grants — $4.5M... Larry Warner — United Way’s chief impact and equity officer — joined GoLocal LIVE to discuss the selection process and the impact of the grants on the community."
United Way of RI awarding $4.5M
United Way awards $4.5 million in grants
Providence Business News
"As part of... United Way of Rhode Island's five-year, $100 million plan to create transformative change in the Ocean State, the nonprofit announced Wednesday that 72 local organizations received a combined $4.5 million in grants from the nonprofit. The grants, United Way said, will support various programs targeting racial inequities and create opportunities for all."
Racial Equity Starts with Accountability
"Yesterday a jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd... The verdict... provided a moment of accountability that has been too rare… Over-policing and violence in Black and Brown communities is… a crisis maintained by systemic racism [that] needs to end... United Way of Rhode Island will continue to stand united and committed to racial equity in our community."
Labor Vision TV: 2021 Children’s Book Drive
Labor Vision TV
Erica Hammond sits down with Lori DiMatteo, United Way of Rhode Island’s volunteer coordinator, and Jocelynn White, executive director of Books Are Wings, to talk about the 2021 Children's Book Drive, happening from May 1 – 31. DiMatteo and White highlight the impact previous book drives have had and share how companies and individuals can participate this year.
United Way Awards $4.5 Million in Grants
"Three months after unveiling its LIVE UNITED 2025 strategic plan, United Way of Rhode Island is putting $4.5 million in grants to work in the community to create transformational change in the Ocean State. The funding, the first in a two-year grant cycle, was awarded to 72 organizations in support of programs targeting the root causes of... racial inequities."
401Gives raises $2.2M for R.I. nonprofits
"[April 1] has been officially rebranded 401Gives in the Ocean State… Throughout yesterday, thousands of donors from Rhode Island and beyond came together to raise a total of $2.2M [$2,200,477] for local nonprofits during what’s become the state’s largest single day of giving. The generosity of the community helped the effort far surpass its $1.5 million goal."
Second Nonprofit Innovation Lab Announced
"United Way of Rhode Island and Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) are launching the next iteration of the Nonprofit Innovation Lab and are inviting local executives to apply to the unique program that offers seed funding and much more. Applications open on March 18 and can be completed online; the deadline is April 23."
401Gives Returns April 1 with $1.5M Goal
"Rhode Islanders will have the opportunity to support… more than 300 local nonprofits when 401Gives, the state’s largest… day of giving, returns on April 1. After exceeding the $1 million mark for the effort’s first-ever year, United Way of Rhode Island has upped the ante, setting a goal to raise $1.5 million for nonprofits across the… state in… 24 hours."
United Way to Hold 21-Day Equity Challenge
"In alignment with the goals of its recently released LIVE UNITED 2025 strategic plan, United Way of Rhode Island today opened registration for its 21-Day Equity Challenge that kicks off February 24. All Rhode Islanders are invited to commit 15 minutes a day to equity with the goal of understanding how inequity and racism affect our lives and our communities."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."