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.

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.

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
• 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.



FCARI: Prescription Delivery Services for Seniors

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 89% of adults 65 and older take prescription medicine. For seniors who have mobility issues or are unable to leave their homes to go to the pharmacy, using a prescription delivery service is a simple solution.

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/

Providence Business News Best Places to Work RI Awards Winner 2023 logo.

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.


Rhode Islanders Can Find Help With Medicare Open Enrollment

United Way of Rhode Island is offering assistance to those age 65 and older and adults with disabilities who need help enrolling in or reviewing their Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans for 2024 coverage. The current open enrollment period ends on Dec. 7 and is the only time at which individuals can make changes.

Medicare Open Enrollment Events 2023

United Way of Rhode Island is offering free assistance to those age 65 and older and adults with disabilities who need help enrolling in or reviewing their Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans for 2024 coverage. In addition to the community events listed here, individuals can find help with Medicare open enrollment by calling the Point at (401) 462-4444.

Statement on Rhode Island Afterschool Network Transition

United Way of Rhode Island is excited to announce that the Rhode Island Afterschool Network (RIAN) will expand its efforts effective October 1, 2023 with Rhode Island Foundation serving as its fiscal sponsor.


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