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United Way of Rhode Island
Dept # 111065
PO Box 9718
Providence, RI 02940-9718

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Workplace giving

Join the 350+ local organizations, small and large, that engage employees through workplace giving programs. These programs bring together employees to learn about our community’s needs, offer efficient ways to give, and provide rewarding team-building experiences through volunteerism. Learn more about workplace giving.

MyFund charitable giving account

Give $1,000 or more each year and you can open a MyFund charitable giving account. MyFund makes donations to all your favorite charities quick, easy, and secure. Add funds, send gifts, view and print statements in one place, at any time. Consolidate your giving and receive one tax receipt. Learn more about MyFund.

Donate securities

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IRA rollover gifts

If you’re an American taxpayer age 70.5 or older, you may donate up to and including $100,000 from your IRAs each year without having to treat the withdrawals as taxable income. To learn more, contact your financial advisor.

Planned giving

When you plan a gift as part of your overall estate and financial plans, you ensure we continue United Way’s mission far into the future. Learn more about our Anchor Society.

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Program aims to reverse learning loss

WPRI

For 30 hours a week for six weeks, the Summer Learning Initiative gives students the opportunity to learn in fun and out-of-the-box ways... "There’s ways to be able to explore and be creative without feeling like they are falling farther and farther behind, which I think a lot of youth are feeling right now because of the pandemic," [Marlene] Guay said.

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Summer energy bill assistance is available

The Westerly Sun

The Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund is open to all eligible Rhode Island households experiencing financial difficulty and [needing] assistance with energy expenses, even in the summer. The fund is sponsored by Rhode Island Energy, Block Island Utility District, Ocean State Power, Pascoag Utility District, Petro Home Services and RISEC LP and administered by United Way of Rhode Island.

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Forbes Nonprofit Council members share strategies for nonprofit leaders interested in getting large corporations to give.PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS.

10 Ways Nonprofits Can Influence Giving

Forbes Nonprofit Council

As nonprofits seek out donations, leveraging... win-win opportunities can be an effective way to further the social goals of the nonprofit and potential donors. Below, a panel of experts from Forbes Nonprofit Council, including Cortney Nicolato, United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO, each share one... strategy nonprofit leaders can leverage to influence major corporations to support community-serving efforts.

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United Way Launches Nonprofit Leadership Development Series

United Way of Rhode Island is launching a new leadership development series for staff of local nonprofits with annual budgets of $5 million and under and is currently accepting applications from interested participants. The no-cost program is the Deputy Director Learning Circle, and it was developed specifically to strengthen the competencies of nonprofit staff who aspire to become executive directors.

United Way Issues VITA Program RFP

In support of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program that returns millions of dollars to the pockets of eligible Rhode Islanders, United Way of Rhode Island is making a total of $500,000 in funding available over a two-year grant cycle.

Olneyville Programs Awarded $182,708

Through its Olneyville Community Fund, United Way of Rhode Island has awarded $182,708 in grants to programs whose work is strengthening the Providence neighborhood it calls home… Investments focus on creating opportunities for all by improving access to services for residents, enhancing educational offerings for children through adults, and increasing nonprofit capacity to meet community need. Eleven organizations received funding.

UPCOMING EVENTS

United Way of Rhode Island’s 96th Annual Celebration

Join United Way of Rhode Island for our 96th Annual Celebration on Wednesday, October 12 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Farm Fresh Rhode Island in Providence. Together, we'll celebrate the positive impact we've made this year, thanks to you — our donors, partners, and volunteers — and honor the heroes among us. This event is free and open to all. Registration is required.

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