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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. For more information, contact Karen Alzate at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Lanre Ajakaiye at email@example.com.
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.
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.
Five Qs With: Anthony Botelho
Providence Business News
Anthony Botelho serves as senior vice president of commercial banking and team leader for the commercial and industrial group at The Washington Trust Co. He was recently appointed to lead the bank’s commercial lending growth in Connecticut, where the company recently opened a New Haven commercial lending office. Anthony also serves on United Way of Rhode Island's Board of Directors.
Rethinking how one of R.I.’s largest nonprofits can grow
The Boston Globe
In October, [Idrees "Lanre"] Ajakaiye was appointed the new chief development officer at... United Way of Rhode Island where he'll be in charge of helping... United Way achieve its current strategic plan, which outlines the nonprofit's investment of $100 million over five years to help achieve racial equity.
United Way Investing $10 Million in Community Programs
With a focus on achieving the goals of its LIVE UNITED 2025 plan to build racial equity and opportunities for all Rhode Islanders, United Way of Rhode Island is investing $10 million in the work of community organizations over three years. These latest grants have been awarded from United Way’s Community Impact Fund and received by… 45 local nonprofits.
Power The Future
On Aug. 19, 2023, at the Rhode Island Convention Center, the area’s premier youth and family workforce development and career awareness event will be brought to you by United Way of Rhode Island. It’s called Power The Future. Power The Future will be an annual empowerment event aligned with the 2030 plan of raising incomes, […]
Director Sought for New Statewide Nonprofit Center
A new, first-of-its-kind statewide resource center for Rhode Island nonprofits is becoming a reality. United Way of Rhode Island, which has convened the state’s nonprofit community to establish the center, today announced it has opened the hiring for the center’s inaugural director.
Day of Action
Join United Way of Rhode Island for Day of Action on Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at United Way in Providence. We'll be sorting, labeling, and preparing books collected during our Children's Book Drive 2023 for distribution to kids in afterschool and summer learning programs. Two shifts are available — 9 a.m. - noon and 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. This is a family-friendly volunteer opportunity.
Power The Future
Join us at the Rhode Island Convention Center for the area’s premier youth and family workforce development and career awareness event.