Comprehensive health and well-being for ALL Rhode Islanders.
It’s what we live for.
Over the past year, as we have continued to support organizations and communities throughout Rhode Island, we’ve also been conducting a strategic review of our corporate philanthropy so that it aligns with our vision to passionately lead a state of health and well-being across Rhode Island.
This vision guides us and it’s why we invest more than $1 million each year in Rhode Island nonprofit organizations that help improve the health of our community.
Our strategy is rooted in the premise that health is so much more than what happens within the confines of the healthcare system and it looks further at the impacts of housing, safety, and transportation, as examples. In order to address factors like safe and affordable housing, access to transportation, the availability of nutritious food, and financial stability – all widely acknowledged to impact health and well-being – it is critical to start with a clear assessment of the landscape.
Which is why we embarked upon the creation of the RI Life Index, a new data resource based on interviews with residents across the state and created in partnership with Brown University’s School of Public Health. Our aim at the onset of this project was to create a survey that would allow us to dive into the barriers to health and well-being most disruptive to our residents so that we can deploy targeted investments to help.
The RI Life Index investigates and establishes benchmarks for community well-being in Rhode Island. The survey assesses the quality of services available to residents, the degree to which residents are satisfied with life in their communities, their self-reported physical and mental health, and how residents rate access to and quality of social factors like jobs, housing, food, and transportation
Organizations supported through in-kind donations, volunteerism, or financial support
Rhode Islanders impacted through these organizations
Volunteer hours served
Value of volunteer hours*
Generated by employee fundraising
*Source: Independent Sector