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2020-2021 Grantees Announced

Kelly Nevins, Executive Director, announces our 2020-2021 Grantees for Gender Equity work in Rhode Island. The grant recipients and awarded programs are: -SISTA Fire ($20,000)- Support for reproductive justice work centered on the experience of working-class womxn of color and disrupting the norms of white supremacy culture, by building a network for doulas and birthworkers of color -Sojourner House ($20,000)- Support for intimate partner violence prevention education for youth, teaching about the dynamics of healthy relationships, promoting self-respect within relationships and warning signs of abusive relationships at DelSesto Middle School, Nathanael Greene Middle School, and Cranston High School West -RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence ($20,000)- Support for Advocates of Color Leadership Development to Advance Economic Justice Initiative, providing strategies to enhance leadership skills and professional development opportunities delivered by and designed for women of color and to increase the number of advocates of color engaged in policy advocacy related to economic justice -Center for Women & Enterprise ($20,000)- Support for Spanish language entrepreneurship and business planning training -SEIU Education & Support Fund ($20,000)- Support for business courses for 30 family child care providers based on the model of All Our Kin, to increase understanding by family child care providers of best business practices, improving financial practices and enhancing the efficiency of their programs -Rhode Island for Community & Justice ($10,906)- Support for Young Women's Equity Council to establish a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion training, and mentoring program and ensure there is a cohort of women of color who are enthusiastic and qualified to fill open DEI roles right out of college -Planned Parenthood of Southern New England ($9,094)- Support for the ---Coalition for Reproductive Freedom to focus on legislative activities related to reproductive justice, currently the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act, Doula Reimbursement Act, No Co-pay for Birth Control and RI Parentage Equality Act. Note that PPSNE requested $10,000, but we did not have enough left in the budget to fund their full request

Kelly Nevins

Executive director talks about Women’s Fund of Rhode Island.

Simone Joyaux on the founding of Women's Fund of Rhode Island

The mission of the Women's Fund of Rhode Island is to advance equity and social justice for women and girls – in all spheres of personal and community life including economic, cultural, educational, social, and political. Rhode Island Foundation talks with our founder, Simone Joyaux.

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