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FabNewport, Lucy’s Hearth receive grants

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"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."

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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."

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not? – $4.5M in Grants

GoLocalProv

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."

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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.'"

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Larry Warner Outlines United Way Award of $4.5M in Impact Fund Grants

Warner Outlines United Way Award of $4.5M

GoLocalProv

"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."

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United Way of RI awarding $4.5M to support programs that target root of racial inequality

United Way of RI awarding $4.5M

WPRI 12

"United Way of Rhode Island announced Wednesday they are awarding $4.5M in grants aimed at building racial equity. The grants align with the organization's LIVE UNITED 2025 strategic plan, which they say is a commitment to invest $100 million over the next five years."

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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."

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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."

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Labor Vision TV Books Are Wings With United Way RI Annual Children's Book Drive, May 2021

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.

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United Way Welcomes Larry Warner as Director of Grants and Strategic Initiatives

"United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) has welcomed a new staff member to its community investment team, hiring Larry Warner as Director of Grants and Strategic Initiatives. He assumed his new position on April 22."

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