2023 Community impact and equity partners
Our 2023 Community Impact Fund Grantees
United Way of Rhode Island is putting $3.2 million in grants to work in the community to create transformational change in the Ocean State. The funding, the first in a three-year grant cycle, was awarded to 43 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.
Invested in our strategic plan
2023 Community Impact and Equity Partners
Thanks to our donors and partners, United Way of Rhode Island is supporting organizations that are on the front lines of building racial equity and opportunities for all Rhode Islanders. Grantees are organized by area of impact.
• Beautiful Day
• Community Care Alliance
• East Bay Community Action Program
• Federal Hill House
• Foster Forward
• Fuerza Laboral
• Genesis Center
• Higher Ground International
• Hope & Main
• House of Hope
• Housing Network of Rhode Island
• HousingWorks RI
• Man Up
• One Neighborhood Builders
• Open Doors
• Progreso Latino
• Reentry Campus
• Refugee Dream Center
• Sojourner House
• Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum
• The Milagros Project
• Alliance of Rhode Island Southeast Asians for Education (ARISE)
• Camp RYSE
• Cape Verdean American Community Development
• College Visions
• Community Libraries of Providence
• Diversity Talks
• DownCity Design
• Girl Scouts of Southern New England
• Inspiring Minds*
• Mt. Hope Learning Center*
• MUSE Foundation
• New Urban Arts
• Rhode Island for Community and Justice
• Youth In Action
* Funded by United Way of Rhode Island's Women United Fund
• Center for Health and Justice Transformation
• COYOTE RI
• Economic Progress Institute
• Latino Policy Institute
• Providence Student Union
• Rhode Island Coalition to End Homelessness
• Young Voices
• Rhode Island Kids Count
PBN announces 2023 Best Places to Work honorees
Providence Business News
Sixty-seven honorees, including United Way of Rhode Island, have been named by Providence Business News for its 2023 Best Places to Work Awards program... The honorees will be recognized June 7 for their efforts in a ceremony at Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick, where the company rankings in each category will be announced.
Five Qs With: Anthony Botelho
Providence Business News
Anthony Botelho serves as senior vice president of commercial banking and team leader for the commercial and industrial group at The Washington Trust Co. He was recently appointed to lead the bank’s commercial lending growth in Connecticut, where the company recently opened a New Haven commercial lending office. Anthony also serves on United Way of Rhode Island's Board of Directors.
Rethinking how one of R.I.’s largest nonprofits can grow
The Boston Globe
In October, [Idrees "Lanre"] Ajakaiye was appointed the new chief development officer at... United Way of Rhode Island where he'll be in charge of helping... United Way achieve its current strategic plan, which outlines the nonprofit's investment of $100 million over five years to help achieve racial equity.
United Way Investing $10 Million in Community Programs
With a focus on achieving the goals of its LIVE UNITED 2025 plan to build racial equity and opportunities for all Rhode Islanders, United Way of Rhode Island is investing $10 million in the work of community organizations over three years. These latest grants have been awarded from United Way’s Community Impact Fund and received by… 45 local nonprofits.
Power The Future
On Aug. 19, 2023, at the Rhode Island Convention Center, the area’s premier youth and family workforce development and career awareness event will be brought to you by United Way of Rhode Island. It’s called Power The Future. Power The Future will be an annual empowerment event aligned with the 2030 plan of raising incomes, […]
Director Sought for New Statewide Nonprofit Center
A new, first-of-its-kind statewide resource center for Rhode Island nonprofits is becoming a reality. United Way of Rhode Island, which has convened the state’s nonprofit community to establish the center, today announced it has opened the hiring for the center’s inaugural director.
Day of Action
Join United Way of Rhode Island for Day of Action on Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at United Way in Providence. We'll be sorting, labeling, and preparing books collected during our Children's Book Drive 2023 for distribution to kids in afterschool and summer learning programs. Two shifts are available — 9 a.m. - noon and 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. This is a family-friendly volunteer opportunity.
Power The Future
Join us at the Rhode Island Convention Center for the area’s premier youth and family workforce development and career awareness event.