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United Way of RI Announces $3.1 Million in Grants to Kick Off New Grant Cycle

Friday, April 29, 2016

 

United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) has committed a total of $12 million in funding through 2019. United Way of Rhode Island announced $3.1 million in grants to organization statewide to kick off the new three-year grant cycle. 

See the Grant Recipients Below 

Funds awarded for year one of  UWRI's 2016-2019 grant cycle will invest in local nonprofits' programs that focus on delivering basic needs supports to families, like safe and affordable housing, food assistance and health care, as well as learning opportunities for children and adults. After launching its latest grant cycle with the release of request for proposals in the fall of 2015, UWRI received 224 submissions. 

“The innovation that we saw in the applications is very exciting; there were fifty percent more proposals this year and all of them showed a great focus on changing lives in our state. If we can get more families into stable housing and give all kids an equal chance at succeeding in the classroom and beyond, there’s no limit to how strong our communities can become—and that helps everyone,” said Anthony Maione, President and CEO, United Way of Rhode Island. 

This grant cycle is the organization's first since unveiling its Live United 2020 strategic plan. Among the $12 million in grants that will be awarded, funds for the cycle's first year were earmarked to pilot new programs or collaborations, expand successful initiatives by bringing them to scale, and sustaining efforts already generating positive results. 

“We know that Rhode Islanders who are working to improve their lives often have needs in multiple areas. For example, a parent who needs housing or food for their family may also need training for employment or help with managing finances, or they need childcare in order to work. Needs are connected. We were glad to see a number of applications for programs that target more than one result. United Way has made a shift from being seen primarily as a grant-making organization, to one that is also a convener of community ideas with the ability to invest in solutions that truly change lives," said Maione. 

The organizations that were awarded funding will receive their grant monies beginning on July 1 and grant awards will be made on an annual basis, renewable for years two and three, dependent on fund availability and grantee performance. 

Of the proposals receiving funds, 35% are from organizations that have not previously received funding from UWRI. 

Of the $3,135,816 million being invested by the UWRI, $475,000 will support Rhode Islanders' access to safe and affordable housing, $977,828 will fund programs that promote healthy living and financial stability, and $1,682,988 will support educational initiatives that ensure children are prepared for success in the classroom, young adults are read for college and careers, and adults succeed in the workforce.

See The Organizations Receiving Funds in the Slideshow Below 

United Way of RI 

United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) has been working to improve the quality of life in Rhode Island for nearly 90 years. 

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Related Slideshow: United Way Grantees - 2016-2019

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1.

Amos House

Grant Amount: $50,000

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Boys Town of New Enlgand

Grant Amount: $100,000

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3.

Capital Good Fund

Grnt Amount: $45,000

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4.

Children's Friends

Grant Amount: $50,000

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5.

College Crusade of Rhode Island

Grant Amount: $49,972

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6.

Community Care Alliance

Grant Amount: $98,976

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Community Care Alliance 

Grant Amount: $98,976 

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8.

Connecting for Children and Families 

Grant Amount: $235,370 (3 projects) 

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9.

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island 

Grant Amount: $250,000 (3 projects) 

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10.

Federal Hill House Association 

Grant Amount: $98,580 

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Foster Forward 

Grant Amount: $100,000 

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Genesis Center 

Grant Amount: $149,780 (2 projects) 

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Housing Network of Rhode Island 

Grant Amount: $75,000 

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Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence 

Grant Amount: $75,000 

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15.

Learning Community Charter School 

Grant Amount: $75,000 

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Man Up, Inc. 

Grant Amount: $75,000 

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New Urban Arts 

Grant Amount: $100,000 

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Pawtucket Central Falls Development Corporation 

Grant Amount: $50,000 

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19.

Progreso Latino 

Grant Amount: $75,000 

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20.

Providence Community Library 

Grant Amount: $89,320 

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21.

Providence Housing Authority 

Grant Amount: $144,057 (2 projects) 

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22.

Providence In-Town Churches Association 

Grant Amount: $100,000 (2 projects) 

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23.

Providence Plan 

Grant Amount: $150,000 (2 projects) 

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24.

Providence Public Library 

Grant Amount: $50,000 

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Rhode Island College 

Grant Amount: $99,859 

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26.

Rhode Island Free Clinic 

Grant Amount: $50,000 

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Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership 

Grant Amount: $175,000 (2 projects) 

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RI Local Initiatives Support Corporation 

Grant Amount: $50,000 

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29.

Riverwood Mental Health Services 

Grant Amount: $100,000 

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30.

Southside Community Land Trust 

Grant Amount: $99,902 

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Thundermist Health Center 

Grant Amount: $100,000 

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Tri-town Community Action Agency 

Grant Amount: $175,000 (2 projects) 

 
 

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