(4.1) The upcoming 401Gives fundraiser, an initiative of the United Way of Rhode Island, aims to be Rhode Island’s largest statewide day of giving. The goal is to raise $1 million in support of the state’s nonprofit community.
Supporting Rhode Island’s nonprofit community has always been the focus of 401Gives. But since social distancing entered our lexicon, nonprofits across the state need our support more than ever. Even though COVID-19 has strained their resources, these agencies continue working hard to help Rhode Islanders during these uncertain times. Supporting these local nonprofits is no longer just our focus… it’s now our mission and duty. Join us in making a difference.
While the United Way has had problems in the past involving wasteful administrative practices, its most recent overall rating at Charity Navigator is 96.46 (out of 100) as to its financials and issues of accountability and transparency.
The Rhode Island Foundation is a matching gift sponsor. This team has been on top of this for a few weeks already.
Rhode Island Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island jointly established the COVID-19 Response Fund. In nearly two weeks the Foundation has raised $3.9 million in contributions from many generous donors. For the current list of contributors please click here. Additional contributions to United Way bring the combined fund total to just over $5 million.