Giving Back in Rhode Island

Verizon serves customers in every corner of Rhode Island, and we're committed to using technology to make a difference in the neighborhoods in which they live and work. By supporting organizations that are making a difference every day, together we are improving lives while contributing to the future well-being of the Ocean State.

The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon, focuses on improving quality of life for Rhode Island residents by investing in a wide range of programs that strengthen K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, raise awareness of domestic violence, and improve health care and energy management through the use of technology.


Featured Grants and Events

Verizon proudly supports the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceVerizon Grant Supports Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The Verizon Foundation presented a $7,500 grant to the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) in support of the Ten Men initiative. The Verizon Foundation and Verizon Wireless have been ongoing supporters of the RICADV’s public awareness efforts for years and serve as models for other businesses on how they can get involved in the movement to end domestic violence. As this year’s "KNOW MORE. DO MORE." campaign is launched, we urge the business community to visit and learn more about the ways they can help.

Verizon Foundation grant supports Care New England Health System's telemedicine programsCare New England Health System - Telemedicine Pilot Program

Through the support of a $20,000 Verizon Foundation grant, Care New England Health System hospitals Kent, located in Warwick and Memorial, located in Pawtucket, will take part in a cardiac telemedicine pilot program further enhancing the care provided through Care New England’s Cardiovascular program.

Innovation App Challenge - JobbiesInnovative App Challenge - "Jobbies"

The “Jobbies” team from Western Hills Middle School in Cranston, Rhode Island were named “Best in State” and “Best in Region” in Verizon’s Innovative App Challenge. Jobbies was designed to solve the problem of unemployment by connecting prospective employers with potential employees, offering instructional features, resume enhancing and building features, a notification system, and a searchable database.

DAY ONE received a $10,000 grant from The Verizon FoundationDAY ONE

DAY ONE received a $10,000 grant from The Verizon Foundation to support training, technical assistance and advocacy to police departments throughout the state. To learn more about the great work they're doing, visit

L to R - Chief John Desmaris, Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association; Peg Langhammer, Day One; Michelle Cinquegrano, Verizon; and Sarah DeCataldo, Day One

The Rhode Island Quality Institute received a $15,000 Verizon Foundation grantThe Rhode Island Quality Institute

The Rhode Island Quality Institute received a $15,000 Verizon Foundation grant to support a program that electronically alerts a specialized team of Women &Infants health providers when one of their preterm infants is admitted to a hospital in Rhode Island.

L to R - Laura Adams, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rhode Island Quality Institute; Michele Cinquegrano, Regional Director Verizon External Affairs and Dr. Betty Vohr, Medical Director of the Neonatal Follow-up Program at Women & Infants Hospital.


2013 New England Domestic Violence Solutions Awards

New England Domestic Violence Prevention Solutions Grant Program

In 2013, the Verizon Foundation is proud to recognize 42 nonprofits across New England with $335,000 in grants. The Verizon Foundation New England Domestic Violence Solutions Awards supports health and wellness of families affected by domestic violence; provides training to first responders/health care professionals to safely screen for domestic violence; engages men to take action to prevent domestic violence; educates teens on healthy relationships; and provides workforce development and entrepreneurship training for survivors.

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Inside the doors the New England Homes for the Deaf, you can find some of the most caring and inspirational people you'll ever meet. It is the only facility in the Northeast that takes care senior citizens that are deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing. Residents rely on video phones for staying connected with loved ones, and the caring staff utilizes video phone and Internet connected devices day and night.



Empowering Teachers and Students in the Classroom

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"Telling Amy's Story"

This powerful documentary chronicles the death of Amy Homan McGee, a mother of two, who was shot and killed by her husband. Hosted by actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay, and told by Detective Deirdri Fishel, Telling Amy's Story follows the timeline of a domestic violence homicide that occurred on November 8, 2001. Learn more.



The Network Effect

Environmental stewardship is ingrained in Verizon's heritage, and the company prides itself on having a positive influence on the environment. We work to reduce our impact on the environment by conserving energy, recycling and developing greener products. Visit