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LWV Rhode Island Education Fund

The Rhode Island League of Women Voters Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization. The Education Fund provides members of the League of Women Voters, as well as the general public, with information and educational services on elections and on current public policy issues. The League of Women Voters of Rhode Island, a nonpartisan organization, conducts voter service and citizen education activities.

Thanks to a generous bequest from the estate of Susan B. Wilson, a founding member of the League of Women Voters South County and a passionate proponent for education and civic engagement, the Education Fund provides funds for projects promoting voter service and education.

Donations to the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island Education Fund support the League's Voter Service activities. The LWVRI Ed Fund is a 501(c)(3)corporation, and donations to the Fund are fully tax-deductible where allowed by law.

Officers & Directors

OFFICERS
President:   Elisabeth Head,   Providence, RI; EdFundpresident@lwvri.org
Vice-President:   Derry Riding,   Bristol, RI
Secretary:   Naomi Kennedy,   Barrington, RI; EdFundSecretary@lwvri.org
Treasurer:   Hollie Courage,   Providence, RI

DIRECTORS
Pam Ancheta,   Wakefield, RI
Barbara Feldman,   Providence, RI
Mary Speare,   Providence, RI
Judith Dorian,   North Providence, RI
Jane Koster  (Ex Officio - LWVRI President), Jamestown, RI
Rosalie Harris,   Westerly RI 

Meetings

The League of Women Voters of RI Education Fund meets four times a year in mid January, March, June and September.

For information about the next meeting, please email: EdFundpresident@lwvri.org.

Grants

MISSION & PRIORITIES
The League of Women Voters of Rhode Island Education Fund is a non-partisan public policy educational organization, which builds citizen participation in the democratic process, studies key community issues at all government levels in an unbiased manner and enables people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues through education and conflict management.

It awards grants based on the following priorities:
  1. Voter education and citizenship activities including civic education sponsored by LWVRI, local leagues or schools.
  2. Programs and initiatives to strengthen the League, including disseminations of LWV publications sponsored by LWV RI or local leagues in RI.
  3. Voter education events including debates, issue education activities and issues forums sponsored by groups not affiliated with the LWV.
  4. Activities concerning social, political and environmental concerns that develop greater understanding of current issues (including providing an historical context) and/or encourage civic participation sponsored by groups not affiliated with the LWV.
TO APPLY FOR A GRANT
The League of Women Voters of RI Education Fund meets four times a year. Please submit grant applications on or before the first of the meeting months.
For more information, e-mail  EdFundpresident@lwvri.org.

To submit a grant application, either:

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FINAL REPORT FOR PROJECTS
A Final Report must be submitted within 90 days of the completion of the project.

To submit a Final Report:
  • Download Final Report form and save to your computer
  • Fill out and save the completed form as a Word file with a new descriptive title
  • Email completed form and any supplemental documents to: EdFundpresident@lwvri.org
SUSAN B. WILSON, a founding member of the League of Women Voters South County, was a passionate proponent for education and civic engagement. In 1964 she helped organize the local chapter of the League and, when the state switched from paper ballots to mechanical voting machines, she made sure voters knew how to use the new technology. She held workshops for adults in the local schools and was tireless in her work and commitment to voter service and education. In 1983, Camilla Wiener, then President of the League of Women Voters South County, nominated Susan to receive a League of Women Voters Rhode Island award for her outstanding volunteer service. Her commitment to the League even continued after her death with a bequest to the League of Women Voters Education Fund targeted at promoting voter service and education.