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The Economic Progress Institute is a leader in research and policy for the economic well-being of low- and modest-income Rhode Islanders and equitable and adequate tax budget policies to fund vital public services in Rhode Island.

Join us as we celebrate 25 years of progress and together set a vision for the next 25 years!

Champions For Progress

Celebrating Economic Progress All Year

For The Love of Progress

February 28, 2024: EPI will celebrate 25 years of economic progress as we launch our strategic vision and honor those who have been instrumental in creating impact in Rhode Island.

13th Annual Policy & Budget Conference

September 2024 EPI will bring together policymakers, community leaders, and interested residents to launch our 2024 Rhode Island Standard of Need report, discuss critical policy opportunities for Rhode Islanders, and celebrate champions for economic progress.

Community Education and Trainings

A series of trainings on policy advocacy, access to public benefits and understanding the state budget to educate, build power, and develop leadership skills.

Legislative Wrap-Up Celebration

June 2024: EPI will publish our 2024 Top Ten Legislative Wins and celebrate the accomplishments of legislative champions and coalition partners.

Let’s Talk About Economic Progress

Spring 2024 and Fall 2024: EPI will launch a series of conversations about budgetary policies, state tribal policies, childcare, paid leave, healthcare, and economic opportunity with local and national partners like the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, Family Values at Work, Economic Policy Institute and more.


EPI will launch two major reports: the Rhode Island Standard of Need and the State of Small Business reports. We will also publish several policy briefs on topics such as paid leave, payday lending reform, equity, and state tribal policy.

Progress Calendar

Any donation of your choice, or the suggested amounts of:

Monthly Donation

Annual Donation

Your donation will support:

  • Creating a Resource Hub to support community-led efforts
  • The Launch of a Summer Policy Institute and Research Fellowships
  • EPI’s role in building coalitions with community partners
  • The Linda Katz Legacy Fund to ensure that EPI continues to hire expert policy analysts
  • Research & Policy Advocacy in the Areas of:
    • Economic Opportunity
    • Investment in Children & Healthcare
    • Lifting Rhode Islanders Out of Deep Poverty
    • Rhode Island Revenue, Budget, and Tax Fairness
    • Race, Equity, and Democracy

As a donor you will receive:

  • Recognition for supporting EPI’s work
  • Opportunities to engage in action for economic progress in Rhode Island
  • First look at major reports, policy initiatives, and community engagement opportunities
  • Exclusive invitations to coffee hours and donor-specific events with the executive director, staff, and board members
  • Impact and Progress Reports from the executive director

As part of our commitment to equity and community centric fundraising principles, all donors and supporters will be recognized as Champions For Progress. If you are also interested in becoming a Host Committee Member for the 25th Anniversary Celebration or exploring planned giving options, please reach out to Sonia Grace.