Our grantees

Our grantees

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.

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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.

Lift United

• 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

Achieve United

• 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
• RiverzEdge
• Youth In Action

* Funded by United Way of Rhode Island's Women United Fund

Advocate United

• Center for Health and Justice Transformation
• COYOTE RI
• DARE
• Economic Progress Institute
• Latino Policy Institute
• Providence Student Union
• Rhode Island Coalition to End Homelessness
• Young Voices
• Rhode Island Kids Count

Roshni Darnal is United Way of Rhode Island’s director of community investments. / Courtesy United Way of Rhode Island.

Five Questions With: Roshni Darnal

Providence Business News

Roshni Darnal is the director of community investments for United Way of Rhode Island... where she manages the organization's strategic direction to address the needs of Rhode Islanders through its grantmaking processes… Darnal spoke with Providence Business News about those grantmaking changes and what it means for the nonprofit community moving forward.

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FCARI: Prescription Delivery Services for Seniors

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This resource provides seniors and their caregivers with the top prescription delivery services, information on financial assistance options, and guidance on choosing the best service for their specific needs. Learn more at: www.caring.com/best-prescription-delivery-services/

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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.

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United Way Hosting Equity Challenge

As part of United Way of Rhode Island’s ongoing commitment to and demonstration of diversity, equity, and inclusion, the organization is preparing to host its 2024 Equity Challenge. All Rhode Islanders, individuals, and families, as well as local businesses, organizations, and groups are invited to participate in the challenge, which is being offered at no […]

United Way Accepting Applications for Providence Equity Fund

In collaboration with the City of Providence and aligned with its mission to build racial equity and opportunities for all Rhode Islanders, United Way has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for the Providence Equity Fund grant program. Available funding is to support strategies that promote racial and social equity, economic mobility, and educational opportunities for underserved populations in Providence.

United Way Hosts 12th Children’s Book Drive

United Way of Rhode Island’s Children’s Book Drive is back! In April and May, we’re teaming up with Books Are Wings to help Rhode Island children build their own libraries at home. Join us by buying and shipping books, dropping off books at one of our collection sites, or hosting a drive.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Equity Challenge 2024

June 19 - 27, 2024

Over the course of 7 days, employees throughout the state of Rhode Island will have the opportunity to participate in various activities, each designed to broaden perspectives and inspire meaningful conversations while demonstrating an individual and/or organizational commitment to equity.

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Annual Celebration 2024

Save the date!

Thursday, October 10
6 - 8 p.m.

Waterfire Arts Center
475 Valley St., Providence