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2nd LIFE

2nd Life promotes sustainability and creativity through the collection and redistribution of art supplies and materials.

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A NEW LEAF

A New Leaf is a non-profit agency providing employment and job training to adults in Rhode Island who have psychiatric disabilities.

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AFRILINK

The Mission of AFRILINK is to reduce poverty in Africa by promoting the building of entrepreneurial skills in Africa’s college-educated youth, enabling them to create employment and take control of their lives as active, productive citizens.

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ALOHA CAFE

Aloha Cafe is a breakfast & lunch cafe supporting financial, referral, and listening assistance for individuals and families from Newport County.

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AS220

AS220 provides an inclusive forum for any and all Rhode Island artists to share their original artwork embracing the full spectrum of the arts. They have been credited as a national model for urban revitalization.

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ASHE COLLECTION

Ashe Collection advances women's health, education and microfinance programs in Tanzania by helping these women sell their products in the United States.

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AVA ANDERSON NON-TOXIC

Educating on toxic chemicals in personal care and cleaning products, offering wide range of quality organic products free of harmful chemicals for humans and environment, and an important business opportunity.

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BARNABAS CLOTHING

Barnabas Clothing is a fashionable clothing line that helps fund comprehensive care for people living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya.

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BELIEVE I AM

Believe I Am offers a collection of transformative designs and apparel that help women succeed in life and in sports by developing positive beliefs about themselves.

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BETTER SHRED

Better Shred provides workforce development and job training for Rhode Islanders with developmental disabilities.

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BIG PICTURE SODA

Big Picture Soda funds college scholarships for underprivileged students.

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BIKE NEWPORT

BikeNewport Tours is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to creating a system of youth enterprise and innovation using the bicycle as a catalyst.

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF NEWPORT COUNTY

The Boys & Girls Clubs enables all young people, especially those who need help most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

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BRISTOL HARBOR- AMOS HOUSE

Bristol Harbor offers a line of baking mixes that supports employment and skills development services for homeless and impoverished people in Rhode Island.

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BROKEN PIECES

Broken Pieces designs and sells apparel to help youth affected by civil war through job training and educational programs.

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CADEAUX DU MONDE

Cadeaux du Monde offers folk art from the developing world, helping international artisans earn fair wages and increasing cultural awareness.

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CAPITAL GOOD FUND

Capital Good Fund seeks to be the best financial empowerment organization in America by providing high-quality, innovative and transformational financial services to underserved families.

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COMMUNITY MUSICWORKS

Community Musicworks is based on the conviction that musicians can play an important public service role and has created an opportunity for professional musicians to build and transform their own urban community.

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CONNECTED IN HOPE

Connected in Hope provides beautiful scarves that support sustainable income development, improved educational opportunities and increased access to basic health care in Ethiopia.

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COOKIE PLACE

Cookie Place provides training and employment for people with psychiatric disabilities.

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DEAN’S BEANS

Dean's Beans offers whole bean specialty coffees that enhance the quality of life for farmers by utilizing
Fair Trade beans and funding grassroots development projects.

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Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island

Dorcas International Institute of RI empowers individuals and families, especially the underserved, immigrants, and refugees, to become self-sufficient and fully participating members of our diverse community through innovative programs and advocacy that promote education, training, and cultural understanding.

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EARTH FRENDZ

EarthFrendz uses fashion as a economic tool for poverty alleviation and job creation.

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EDESIA

Edesia combats malnutrition through the production of innovative nutrition solutions. Their flagship product, Plumpy’Nut, is a ready-to-use therapeutic food proven to treat severe acute malnutrition with astounding success rates.

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FRIENDSHIP CAFE

Friendship Cafe provides job training and employment to help people get back on their feet.

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GLANCE

Glance is a flexible, community-building app to track and share wildlife sightings among researchers and laymen alike.

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GLEE GUM

Glee Gum produces natural chewing gum with no artificial coloring, flavoring, sweeteners, or preservatives, supporting sustainable rainforest development.

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GRODEN NETWORK GREENHOUSE

The Groden Network Greenhouse is a full scale greenhouse that is both a successful business and a vocational training site, providing paid employment to individuals with autism and other spectrum disorders whom The Groden Network serves.

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GROUNDWORK PROVIDENCE

Groundwork Providence provides job training and employment while beautifying neighborhoods and helping the environment.

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HARVEST KITCHEN

Harvest Kitchen provides training for at-risk youth who produce fresh and healthy foods. This venture is part of an effort to increase the variety of value-added local farm products.

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HOPE & MAIN

Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first full-service culinary business incubator.

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HOUSE OF HOPE BOUTIQUE ORIGINALS

House of Hope Boutique Originals provides training and employment for homeless individuals

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INSPIRE GREEN

Inspire Green supports sustainability by providing a reusable money-saving watersource equivalent to the typical taste of bottled water- a personal filtered bottle.

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INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY AND PRACTICE OF NONVIOLENCE

The Institute is an innovative and nationally lauded organization that targets the reduction of gang or group violence in Rhode Island.

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Jamestown Arts Center

Jamestown Arts Center aims to engage, enrich and inspire the community through extraordinary arts and educational experiences.

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JAMIE OLIVER AT HOME

Jamie Oliver at Home offers self-employed business owners the chance to work with British chef Jamie Oliver to promote the philosophy "Better Food for a Better Life."

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JANES

Janes provides women facing breast cancer with the dignity they deserve and helps fund mammograms for underserved women.

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KEEP IT CLEAN

Keep it Clean is a commercial cleaning service that provides training and employment to people with disabilities.

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Manuka

Manuka Sports Event Management is a sports event asset and management company specializing in the marine and green industry.

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MATERNOVA

Maternova is the first global marketplace for life-saving technologies and idea sharing regarding maternal, neonatal, and newborn medical technologies.

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METRYX

Metryx is a formative assessment software solution for educators that facilitates the process of tracking student performance, visualizing results, and grouping students by their mastery of a skill or activity.

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MORE THAN A MEAL CATERING

More than a Meal provides job training and employment to help people get back on their feet.

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MY CROWNING JEWEL

My Crowning Jewel works to provide skill-building employment for teenagers through the creation of high-quality head wraps.

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MY HAPPY SHIRTS

My Happy Shirts creates apparel that brings hope to orphaned children. My Happy Shirts donates a shirt for every shirt you buy and contributes to projects in developing areas.

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NE DISTANCE

NE Distance is a New England based non-profit organization with a unique dual mission to promote health and wellbeing among children while providing support to post-collegiate athletes on a training path to top-level competition.

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OCEAN STATE FRESH

Ocean State Fresh connects Rhode Island fishermen with consumers to ensure that seafood is fresh, local, and sustainable

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ONE OLNEYVILLE

One Olneyville provides training and jobs to youth in Olneyville by running a landscaping and commercial district maintenance company.

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PACKAGING 2.0

Packaging 2.0 cares about leaving the planet better than we found it for the next generation. To do that, they develop sustainable, responsible packaging for companies who care about the future of the planet while still reducing costs overall.

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PEACELOVE STUDIOS

PeaceLove Studios builds a positive symbol of acceptance and hope for the tens of millions of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

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PEOPLE’S POWER AND LIGHT

People's Power and Light makes energy more affordable and environmentally sustainable.

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PROMAIL

ProMail provides job training and employment for people with disabilities.

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PROSPERITY CANDLE

Prosperity Candle empowers women refugees living in the United States by offering them economic opportunity through candle-making.

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PROVIDENCE GRANOLA PROJECT

Providence Granola Project provides community, support, and employment for recently arrived refugees who work together to prepare fresh artisanal granola.

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PROVIDENCE POTATO COMPANY

The Providence Potato Company provides job training, services, and employment for people with disabilities.

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RECYCLE-A-BIKE

Recycle-A-Bike provides the Providence community access to the skills and resources to maintain, repair, and build bikes in a welcoming workspace.

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RIVERZEDGE ARTS

Riverzedge Arts provides economically and educationally disadvantaged youth with paid employment opportunities in the arts.

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RUNA

Runa’s mission is to create livelihoods for indigenous farmers in the Amazon through sustainable tea sales.

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SAVE CHOCOLATEVILLE

Save Chocolateville produces locally-sourced chocolate bars supporting children's causes in Central Falls, Rhode Island.

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SOLAR SISTER

Solar Sister is a green energy revolution powered by women's enterprise.

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SPROUTEL

Sproutel aims to reduce emergent hospital visits by empowering children with the critical skills that they will need for the rest of their lives.

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STEEL YARD

The Steel Yard offers courses that contribute to the revitalization of individuals and communities.

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SWEETLY DESIGNS

Sweetly Designs creates jobs for rural women in Dangs District, Gujarat, India by enabling them to make beautiful handmade jewelry and market these products globally.

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SWIPE FOR A CAUSE

Swipe for a Cause is a full service payment processor that offers merchants the ability to lower their rates and generates profits that support hospice.

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THE APIARY

The Apiary is creating a new model for continuing ed: a residential living and learning community for young working people seeking new or continued skill development focused on business.

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THE MET

The Met works to educate and empower youth through relentless commitment to student-centered learning and personal growth.

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TRUE MONTI

True Monti creates art and entrepreneurship programs to educate youth, and funds these programs through selling apparel that their students create

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TURN GREASE INTO FUEL

TGIF heats the homes of people in need by recycling cooking oil.

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URBAN GREENS

Urban Greens provides and promotes healthy, affordable, sustainably-sourced, and local food options.

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WEST WING CAFE

The West Wing Cafe is a cafe and catering company that provides training and employment to people with disabilities.

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womenRYSE

womenRYSE is an​ innovative health and fitness company that empowers women through fitness and business.

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You Are Not Alone

Through caring, compassion, connection and community, YANA’s mission is to eliminate loneliness.

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