HarborOne Foundation Rhode Island Awards $201,000 in Grants

(Pictured: HarborOne Bank’s Brigid Newman, Director of Institutional Giving and Year Up’s Program Director Uche Iloanusi, and Jamie Omisore and Claudia Cardozo from HarborOne. Youth from Year Up including, Brian Rodriguez, Ramon Nunez, Joselynn Moreno, Jeripher Pascual, Jonathan Rudolph, Jordan Baig, and Tarsavahn Sangasy)

July 15, 2022

(Providence, RI) – July 15, 2022 – Year Up Rhode Island, was among sixteen recipients of the bi-annual HarborOne Foundation Rhode Island grants benefiting local children and families. HarborOne’s grant will support Year Up’s job training program and provide skills to young adults looking to join the workforce in RI. The organization is committed to providing equitable access for all young adults. Through direct services and strategic partnerships, Year Up closes the opportunity divide and assists young adults in launching and furthering their careers.

HarborOne’s grant award will also support the Festival Ballet Providence. The grant will be utilized for a portfolio of transformative diversity and inclusion initiatives that includes multiple efforts: Funding tuition assistance for promising dance students of color through the Derrick Davis Memorial Fund; Providing recruitment support for BIPOC educators and dancers and choreographers; and Supporting program initiatives to include connecting BIPOC professional dancers and choreographers with aspiring dance students.

“The HarborOne Foundation Rhode Island is proud to support all sixteen grantees in Rhode Island said Phillip Kydd, Vice President HarborOne Foundation Rhode Island. “The Foundation’s work is centered on investing in programs and leaders who are having a transformative impact on their local community. “

Since its inception, The HarborOne Foundation Rhode Island has invested over $1 Million to support and expand the work of community non-profits including those organizations that promote educational opportunity, create access to safe and affordable housing and provide basic human services to our most vulnerable citizens.

Grantees for this round of funding include:

  1. Adoption Rhode Island
  2. AS220
  3. Books Are Wings
  4. Child & Family
  5. Crossroads Rhode Island
  6. Festival Ballet Providence
  7. Girls on the Run Rhode Island
  8. Inspiring Minds
  9. Meeting Street
  10. MENTOR Rhode Island
  11. Mount Hope Neighborhood Association, Inc
  12. Reach Out and Read RI
  13. Read to Succeed
  14. Rhode Island Community Food Bank
  15. Sojourner House, Inc.
  16. Year Up Rhode Island

About HarborOne Bank
HarborOne Bank, headquartered in Massachusetts, serves the financial needs of consumers, businesses, and municipalities throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island through a network of 30 full-service banking centers and commercial loan offices.

The Bank also provides a range of educational resources through “HarborOne U,” with free digital content, webinars, and recordings for small business and personal financial education. HarborOne Mortgage, LLC, a subsidiary of HarborOne Bank, provides mortgage lending services throughout New England and other states.