Impact network

impact network

Making lasting change in the community

We invite you to become more deeply involved in United Way’s mission.

United Way’s Impact Network provides passionate individuals the opportunity to make lasting change in our community.

Thousands of Rhode Islanders unite as the Impact Network of United Way. Each year, they give gifts of all sizes to United Way’s Community Impact Fund because they see a future where every individual in each community has equal opportunity for justice and prosperity. 

As a member of our Impact Network, you join with others to shape change by helping to influence and guide our work. You don’t just help people; you play an active role in transforming how they are helped.

Unite for change with the Impact Network.

INVEST UNITED
Individuals invest what they can to United Way’s Community Impact Fund because they are committed to a more equitable Rhode Island.

YOUNG LEADERS CIRCLE (YLC)
YLC brings together young professionals who lead their peers to improve the community around them. They combine their passion with action and gifts of $25/month to drive change with United Way.

LEADERS UNITED
Rhode Islanders who commit at least $84/month to the Community Impact Fund to address disparities and take action. For more information, contact Carolina Correa at carolina.correa@unitedwayri.org.

WOMEN UNITED
Women United works to further childhood literacy in Rhode Island through grantmaking and volunteering. All members make gifts of at least $1,000 annually to support this focus.

TOCQUEVILLE UNITED
Philanthropic leaders who give $10,000 or more annually with at least $2,500 invested in United Way’s Community Impact Fund. For more information, contact Judy Dumas at judy.dumas@unitedwayri.org.

CHANGE MAKERS
Individuals who transform our community by uniting their voices and gifts of $10,000 or more each year to the Community Impact Fund. For more information, contact Amanda Heinsen at amanda.heinsen@unitedwayri.org.

As an Impact Network member, you will have the opportunity to see your work in action. In addition to helping Rhode Islanders in need, you will also enjoy other exclusive benefits, including:

  • Joining a statewide network of philanthropic leaders
  • Exclusive United Way events
  • The opportunity to involve family members through MyFund and volunteer programs
  • Access to MyFund, your personal charitable account
  • Public recognition in United Way’s annual Community Impact Report

MyFund, a charitable giving account with concierge service

MyFund is United Way of Rhode Island's proprietary charitable giving account. It 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.

With MyFund, you'll get a personal United Way representative to answer your questions throughout the year. Giving society members especially appreciate advice and assistance involving family members in giving via MyFund.

Learn more or, if you already have an account, login at MyFund.org.

 

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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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