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.
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)."
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."
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."
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."
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"
United Way of Rhode Island Appoints Community Leaders to Board of Directors
"Six community leaders have been appointed to the United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) Board of Directors for three-year terms. New to the UWRI Board of Director are Marcela Betancur, Brian Carroll, Jayne Donegan, Wendy Kagan, Joe Pierik, and Terence Sobolewski."
Release of State’s 2019 Out-of-School Time Learning Report Reveals Programs’ Success Improving Student Performance, Graduation Rates; More is Needed
"For the 34,704 Rhode Island students engaged in afterschool learning, there are another 37,471 who would participate in a program if one were available to them – programs proven to positively impact student performance in the classroom and beyond."
United We Win: Community Leaders Honored at United Way’s 93rd Annual Celebration
"Highlighting a year that featured more than $12 million invested in local initiatives that strengthen lives, United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) President and CEO Cortney Nicolato spread a message of unity while offering a glimpse of new programs on the horizon during the organization’s 93rd Annual Celebration on October 10."
United Way Awards $150,000 to Olneyville Programs that Support Kids, Families
"Continuing its commitment to the community it calls home, United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) has awarded $150,000 12 organizations that support children and families in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood."
United Way and Hasbro, Inc. Invest $459,600 in Summer Learning, Highlight Need to Expand Programs that Help Close Achievement Gap
"United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) and Hasbro, Inc. have invested $459,600 in 13 programs serving more than 1,000 children this summer."
United Way of Rhode Island Bestows Highest Honor on Margaret and Thomas Lamb with Tocqueville Society Award
"United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) has presented long-time philanthropists and volunteers Margaret and Thomas Lamb with its prestigious Tocqueville Society Award."
11 Local Leaders Selected for United Way’s Executive Director Learning Circle
"The latest United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) Executive Director Learning Circle is underway with the organization having selected eleven local leaders for the innovative educational program."