Education Fund Mission and Priorities

LWV RI Education Fund Grant Application
Grant applications are due September 1, December 1, March 1, and June 1, for consideration at the subsequent quarterly Education Fund board meeting.


The League of Women Voters Rhode Island Education Fund is a non-partisan public policy educational organization, which makes grants to fund projects to build citizen participation in the democratic process, study key community issues at all governmental 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 sponsored by LWV RI or local leagues in RI.
  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, issues 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.


The League neither supports nor opposes candidates for office at any level of government.

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