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100 Women Who Care RI presenting grant to recipient

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Academy For Career Exploration 

Recipient: 1st Quarter, 2014

The ACE program mission is to increase students' life choices after High School graduation.  ACE offers an academically rigorous program with a focus on career exploration and on the development of skills to prepare traditionally underserved 9-12 graders from Providence to succeed in postsecondary education, advanced career training and long-term gainful employment.  


Recipient: 4th Quarter, 2012

A program in Woonsocket that solicits donors to help fulfill the wish list for Christmas of needy children - clothing, toys and a stuffed stocking.

Adoption RI: Forever Siblings Forever Program

Recipient: 1st Quarter, 2022

This program provides support to kids who are separated in foster care (in different homes) with the goal of reuniting siblings. 

Amenity Aid

Recipient: 3rd Quarter, 2021

Supplying much needed toiletries to communities in need.


Books Are Wings

Recipient: 4th Quarter, 2022

Supporting their Tale Mail program bringing activities and books to young children

Children's Dyslexia Center

Recipient: 1st Quarter, 2016

​​The mission of the Children's Dyslexia Center is:

  • To provide, free of charge, the highest quality multi-sensory reading and written language tutorial services for children with dyslexia through a network of nationally recognized centers of excellence.

  • To promote and encourage education of professionals, scholars, and the public, to become resources in teaching children to read.

  • To advance scientific knowledge of dyslexia through support of clinical research to improve today's standards and tomorrow's care.


College Visions

Recipient: 2nd Quarter, 2015

College Visions empowers low-income and first-generation college-bound students to realize the promise of higher education by providing advising and resources to promote college enrollment, persistence, and graduation. CV advances equal access to educational opportunities in historically under served communities. 

Dress for Success Providence

Recipient: 4th Quarter, 2023

Empowering women to achieve economic independence, DFS provides professional attire, a network of support and a variety of programs to help our clients thrive in work and in life. Program focus areas include financial literacy, job placement and career advancement, health and wellness, as well as leadership and civic responsibility. 

East Bay Food Pantry

Recipient: 1st Quarter, 2024

EBFP works to engage, educate, and empower the East Bay in creating a hunger-free community. Established in 2009, it has grown to serve 2,000+ East Bay residents. Mobile pantry delivers to homebound. EBFP maintains an emphasis on nutritious foods. It also operates a thriving thrift shop, the proceeds of which support the pantry. 

Everett Company Stage School

Recipient: 1st Quarter, 2015

Everett is a cross-disciplinary, cross-generational, and cross-cultural ensemble of dance and theatre artists creating, performing, teaching and engaging a diverse community through the arts.  The School is a three-tiered education program that offers underserved youth free ongoing classes in the performing arts, and mentorship and apprenticeship opportunities for those who want to pursue the arts in a deeper way. 

Franklin Farm

Recipient: 3rd Quarter, 2014

For the past seven years, Franklin Farm has become the largest all volunteer independent provider of fresh vegetables to the RI Community Food Bank.  141,000 lbs. of fresh vegetables were distributed to RICFB, 9 local food pantries as well as the local food stand at Franklin Farm with the help of Cumberland school children and teachers who volunteer to plant seeds and seedlings.  

Fruit Hill Day Services for Elderly

Recipient: 1st Quarter, 2013

Men and Women in North Providence, Smithfield, Providence and Johnston who are functionally impaired, either mentally or physically, have a place to go so that their caregivers are given the respite that they need to keep their jobs. 

Gaits of Harmony

Recipient: 2nd Quarter, 2018

Gaits of Harmony's mission states that it "provides all people with opportunities to educate, enrich and empower themselves in order to cope with the challenges of their daily lives through interaction with horses."

The benefits of animal-assisted activities and therapies have been recognized for a long time, but the specific benefits of interacting with horses may be less well known.  Working with horses can have a major physical and emotional impact on people with a wide variety of issues and disabilities. 

Garden Time

Recipient: 4th Quarter, 2017

Garden Time’s mission is to create garden programs for incarcerated men and women at the Rhode Island Adult Correctional Institution and elsewhere. Through the processes of gardening, the organization fosters education, inspiration, and empowerment; teaches inmates to grow food for economic and personal self-reliance; and identifies and connects with existing opportunities that enable and encourage permanent re-entry into society.

Good Neighbors & RI Write on Sports

Recipients: 4th Quarter, 2018

For the first time, we had a tie! Good Neighbors Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry will use our donation to help fund their Project Fresh, bringing fresh produce to the people they serve. RI Write on Sports will use our donation to fund camp scholarships for the at risk middle school youth at their unique summer program which combines love of sports with writing.

Harvest Kitchen

Recipient: 3rd Quarter, 2017

Can applesauce create new opportunities for RI farmers and at-risk youth? From local orchards to a commercial kitchen in Providence to your dinner table. From the juvenile justice system to employable jobs skills and experience. The Harvest Kitchen is part of Farm Fresh Rhode Island's initiative to increase the variety of value-added local farm products available, and part of the Farm Fresh mission to create a community-based food system.

Haven Box

Recipient: 2nd Quarter, 2022

Haven Box provides comfort boxes for victims of sexual assault. Our donation will launch their newest program: providing support through comfort boxes to students on RI college campuses.

Help Her Home

Recipient: 3rd Quarter, 2022

Help Her Home helps mothers and children coming out of hardship create a home full of pride, inspiration, safety, comfort and joy. Their vision is for these families to pick up the pieces of their lives and have their home be their sanctuary.

Help the Homeless RI

Recipient: 1st Quarter, 2021

Help the Homeless RI unites organizations, agencies, and communities to create a statewide effort to help the homeless and impoverished in Rhode Island. Primarily through social media, Help the Homeless reaches out to its network to secure, groceries, toiletries, hotel stays, basic garments, shoes, tents, sleeping bags--literally anything that individuals or families might need. 

Hope's Harvest RI

Recipient: 4th Quarter. 2021

Mobilizing volunteer gleaners to rescue farm produce that would go unharvested and delivering to food pantries and communities in need.

JJ's Toys for Friends 

Recipient: 4th Quarter, 2014

"We believe all children should have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy, mobile life."  The foundation provides new and refurbished equipment to families of children with special needs.

Mariposa Early Childhood Learning Center

Recipient: 2nd Quarter, 2016

Mariposa's first classroom opened in 2009, establishing itself as a standard for superior early childhood education in an urban setting. Their nature-based curriculum is designed to follow the seasons and provide a developmentally appropriate and rich approach to learning while encouraging young children to explore the world in which they live, learn and play. Mariposa Center is dedicated to ensuring that all children and families have access to a first rate early childhood education. Enrollment is based upon availability and is also open to families receiving state assistance for child care.

The Matthew 25 Center of Hope

Recipient: 3rd Quarter, 2013

This center provides hot meals, emergency food pantry items, clothing and substance abuse counseling to Woonsocket residents. 

McCauley Ministries: The Warde-robe

Recipient: 1st Quarter, 2020

The Warde-robe is a thrift store ministry in Central Falls, offering quality, gently used clothing and household goods to working families and individuals who have difficulty making ends meet. Our donation will be used to create systems of organization within their space, such as sorting bins, racks, a much-needed computer system and more. Through their efforts at organization, they will be able to accommodate more items and serve more customers

Nathan's Angels

Recipient: 1st Quarter, 2017

The Nathan's Angels Memorial Foundation was established to honor the memory of Nathan Joseph Soares.  It provides financial assistance to children in nearby surrounding communities of Providence, RI.  The foundation helps children under the age of 18 who have a critical cancer diagnosis and are in active treatment.  This foundation offers help to offset some of the financial needs.

Nathan Bishop PTO

Recipient, 4th Quarter, 2019

The Nathan Bishop PTO supports this East Side of Providence middle school, funding field trips for students, and teacher/classroom needs. Their support allows students from this Title I school* to visit such places as Boston, bringing to life their American history curriculum

New Urban Arts

Recipient: 1st Quarter, 2018

Founded in 1997, New Urban Arts is a nationally-recognized community arts studio for high school students and emerging artists in Providence, Rhode Island. Their mission is to build a vital community that empowers young people as artists and leaders to develop a creative practice they can sustain throughout their lives. 

Their free, year-round out-of-school programs promote sustained mentoring relationships between urban high school students and trained artist mentors—who, together, engage in youth leadership, risk taking, collaboration, and self-directed learning.

Part of the Oath  (Voices of Beauty)

Recipient: 3rd Quarter, 2015

Voices of Beauty is a collaborative spoken word and movement outreach program which communicates with teens by addressing important and relevant issues in their lives such as anorexia, depression, conflict issues and self-image. This program is usually presented in school assemblies. 

Pet Refuge of North Kingston

Recipient: 3rd Quarter, 2018

This no-kill pet shelter focuses on providing a caring and safe environment
for animals who may be abused or neglected, while seeking long term homes
to a provide for these pets. Their annual budget is completely dependent on
donations and small fundraisers they run throughout the year.

Project Sweet Peas

Recipient: 3rd Quarter, 2023

This national non-profit organization is coordinated by volunteers, who through personal experience have become passionate about providing support to families of premature or sick infants and to those who have been affected by pregnancy and infant loss. Our donations support the Food & Fuel Fund at Women and Infants Hospital in RI.

The Providence Center 

Recipient: 3rd Quarter, 2012

The Home Base Program provides essential household items for homeless Rhode Islanders statewide.  The center provides extensive services to 200 homeless people; a minimum of 136 of those outreached will be placed in permanent supported housing.

Providence In-town Churches Association (PICA)

Recipient: 2nd Quarter, 2013

PICA has four main program areas and is the support system for those who have none - Daily Food Pantry, Friday evening Community Meal, Homeless Outreach Program and SOAR - Outreach and Recovery. 

Rare Disease United Foundation

Recipient: 4th Quarter, 2015

RI Founder, Patricia Weltin is on a mission to raise national awareness and research money for rare diseases.  Ms. Weltin has enlisted artists to paint a portrait of one child afflicted with each rare disease. The result is the Beyond the Diagnosis travelling art exhibit consisting of 40 portraits of real-life children with rare diseases. Ms. Weltin has lectured to medical students at Brown University and the medical staff at Hasbro Children's Hospital concerning these rare diseases.  

Reach Out and Read

Recipient: 2nd Quarter, 2012

This organization partners with pediatricians to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.  Funds allow young children and families in low-income communities to receive a brand-new book and literacy advice when they visit their doctor for well-child visits.


Red Shed Bike Camp

Recipient: 2nd Quarter, 2021

Red Shed makes biking accessible to kids and families in neighborhoods along the Woonasquatucket River Greenway and beyond. Working with cyclists of all ages and skill levels, from first time riders, to those with years of experience, Red Shed gives students, neighbors, and fellow Rhode Islanders, the skills and information they need to be safe and confident cyclists so that they can enjoy nature close to home.

Refugee Dream. Center

Recipient: 3rd Quarter, 2019

Refugee Dream Center offers services to target the gaps within the refugee community, post-resettlement, and ensures the continuation of services, critical to helping their clients achieve self-sufficiency and integration.

Rhode Island Community Food Bank 

Recipient: 2nd Quarter, 2020

Their mission is to improve the quality of life for all Rhode Islanders by advancing solutions to the problem of hunger.

Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School FLEX Program 

Recipient: 2nd Quarter, 2014

The mission is to utilize the distinctive resources of the state's only professional orchestra in such  a way as to make the broadest possible educational impact on RI children and, in particular, provide access to quality music education for every elementary student in the state and region.  

RISE (Rhode Islanders Supporting Education)

Recipient: 2nd Quarter, 2017

RISE provides scholarships and mentoring to children of currently and formerly incarcerated parents in order to break the inter-generational cycle of poverty, crime and addiction that too often threatens them. The money that 100 Women donate will help them provide scholarships to their students.

Sojourner House

Recipient: 3rd Quarter, 2020

Sojourner House promotes healthy relationships by providing culturally sensitive support, advocacy, housing, and education for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking; and to effect systems change. They offer Rhode Island's largest and most comprehensive residential services program for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking, including emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, and rapid re-housing.

Star Kids RI

Recipient: 1st Quarter, 2019

The Star Kids Scholarship Program provides educational opportunities in the form of tuition aid to effective non-public schools, uniforms, after-school and summer programs, tutoring and mentoring for those high risk, low-income children who have a parent with a history of incarceration and/or substance abuse. Children are typically enrolled in the program between kindergarten and grade 4.

Swim For All

Recipient: 1st Quarter, 2023

Swim for All, in partnership with the YMCA (Providence East Side/Mt Hope branch), was started in 2018 to make swimming more available and accessible to underserved neighbors in need. Free swim lessons  and swim team fellowships are offered to children in Providence who qualify for free school lunch, with an emphasis on serving qualifying residents of the East Side’s Mt. Hope neighborhood.

Village Common of RI

Recipient: 4th Quarter, 2020

The mission of the Village Commons of RI is to fundamentally change the experience of growing older here in RI by fostering the creation of communities of mutual support across the state and by directly supporting their long-term sustainability.

We Heart Lives 

Recipient: 2nd Quarter, 2023

We Heart Lives hosts baby showers for women at or below the poverty level who are in need of baby essentials but lack family or community to host one for them. 

We Share Hope 

Recipient: 1st Quarter, 2012 and 3rd Quarter, 2016

A food rescue organization in Warren that saves food from being thrown into a dumpster or other garbage disposal. Food is located, gathered and distributed to groups that feed the poor, the distressed and the underprivileged.  

The Wolf School

Recipient: 4th Quarter, 2013

An alternative educational environment for children with multiple and complex learning challenges. Our funds provided scholarships for those in need.  

Women's Refugee Care 

Recipient: 4th Quarter, 2016

Their mission is to facilitate the transition for refugee families and to help them to become self-sufficient and productive members of society, while maintaining their cultural identity. This young organization provides assistance to newly arrived families or families in crises in the form of cleaning supplies, clothes, diapers, furniture, support, and education. It is the only nonprofit in Rhode Island focused specifically on serving refugee women. 

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