HOW WE WORK
Delivering Impact for Every Rhode Islander
Community Impact Fund Distribution 2021-2022
Workforce Development, Economic Mobility & Basic Needs
Summer Learning Communities
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Early Childhood & Youth Development
Total Funding July 2021 – June 2022: $6,817,037
Our Grantee Partners
The Community Impact Fund helps Rhode Islanders gain the skills they need to achieve financial stability, move from chronic homelessness to stable and affordable housing, receive high-quality educational experiences, and, in the event of a crisis, get connected to essential services through United Way’s 211 helpline.
Along with our partners, United Way of Rhode Island secured important victories in fiscal year 2022. Here are just a few of the examples of what we were able to achieve by being United:
SECURED $250 MILLION FOR HOUSING IN STATE BUDGET
This historic investment includes allocations for development and revitalization of safe, affordable housing.
PASSED THE LET RI VOTE ACT
The bill allows Rhode Islanders to vote by mail without needing an excuse and enables voters to apply for a mail-in ballot online. It also improves voter roll cleanup and establishes a voter information hotline.
PASSED THE TRAUMA INFORMED SCHOOLS ACT
The bill establishes the implementation of trauma-informed practices in schools throughout Rhode Island.
PASSED H7940Aaa/S3058 FORMING RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING
The bill creates a statewide Department of Housing for the first time. It also promotes the Deputy Secretary of Housing to Secretary of Housing, a cabinet-level position.
PASSED COMMON SENSE GUN REFORM LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE
The bills increase the minimum age to buy any long gun in Rhode Island from 18 to 21. They also limit magazine capacity to 12 rounds and require background checks for all purchases and transfers.
From July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 (audited operating results)
* Includes use of $3.7 million unrestricted $10 million gift received in prior year and $1 million additional grants to the community from operating reserves.
** Established by Textron founder Royal Little in 1937 to benefit our United Way. Managed by The Rhode Island Foundation.
Use of Resources: $26,903,172
When you support United Way of Rhode Island, you support more than one issue or program - you join a movement for change.
The work of the United Way of Rhode Island is made possible by the incredible network of donors, volunteers and partners on the following pages. We are grateful for their generosity.