Raise money via 401Gives

Raise money via 401Gives

Rhode Island's largest single giving day

We want to help your nonprofit raise more money

On April 1, 2021, 422 nonprofit partners raised $2.3 million from 12,087 donors in one day. A 75% increase from 2020.

Join the Rhode Island nonprofit community as we come and raise even more money on April 1, 2022.

Our goal is to build nonprofit resiliency

401Gives was launched to strengthen Rhode Island's nonprofit community. For details on our successful first year, see the 401Gives 2020 Community Report here and the 401Gives 2021 Community Report with an amazing 75% increase here.

Our strategic goals include both increasing the number of Rhode Island nonprofits in stable financial conditions and increasing the amount of Rhode Island households that contribute to charities. (Read more about our focus on expanding philanthropy here.)

What's in it for you?

The benefits of 401Gives to participating nonprofits include:

  1. Raising money.
  2. Telling your story.
  3. Identifying new donors.
  4. Protecting donor privacy.
  5. Spending wisely (approximately 90% of gift fees paid by donors).
  6. Prize and match opportunities.
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How to get involved for 2022

  1. Send your contact information to 401Gives@unitedwayri.org
  2. Check out the 2021 nonprofit toolkit,  FAQ's, and start reviewing how you would be successful. Toolkits will be updated in the late fall.
  3. Registration for nonprofits will begin in late fall 2021 and continue until March 2022. Be on the lookout for the 401Gives emails (don't forget to check your spam folders!)

For more information and to join the 401Gives newsletter list, contact Jennifer Remmes at 401gives@unitedwayri.org or call (401) 444-0612.

IN THE NEWS

Donna Wood lowered her 15 month-old son, Corey, who has severe disabilities, down into his stroller. Wood, Corey, and her older children are all living in a single hotel room in Warwick, R.I. They were evicted from their home in July after the landlord sold the property and are now struggling to avoid homelessness. JESSICA RINALDI/GLOBE STAFF

Family struggles to avoid homelessness

The Boston Globe

"'I never thought I'd be in this situation," said Donna Wood, a single working mom. 'But there's nothing in the state that protects anybody in the situation that I'm in [against] homelessness, even with my four children. Even with one who is incredibly disabled.'"

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Thumbnail: Cortney Nicolato of the United Way discusses the proposal for $500 million for affordable housing.

Should R.I. Spend $500M on Housing?

GoLocalProv

"Cortney Nicolato… United Way of Rhode Island['s CEO] and one of the coalition members calling for the spending[,] said... the lack of affordable housing is the most critical issue now facing the state... 'We are proposing $500M of [Rhode Island’s American Rescue Plan Act funds] be utilized for the building [and] maintaining [of] affordable housing here in our state.'"

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United Way of R.I. awards $175K in grants

Providence Business News

United Way of Rhode Island has awarded $175K in grants to 12 nonprofit organizations for their work toward creating long-term change in [Providence's] Olneyville neighborhood... The investments were awarded from its Olneyville Community Fund, dedicated to improve services for residents in the neighborhood, enhance public spaces and increase the capacity of community-based organizations."

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UPCOMING EVENTS

United Way’s 95th Annual Celebration

Join United Way of Rhode Island for our 95th Annual Celebration on Tuesday, October 26 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Together, we're celebrating Rhode Island United and honoring our extraordinary community volunteers.

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22nd Annual Lights On Afterschool

Join the Rhode Island Afterschool Network for our 22nd annual Lights On Afterschool celebration on Thursday, October 28, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Come celebrate our amazing afterschool professionals and learn how afterschool programs are closing Rhode Island's achievement gap.

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