PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 23, 2020) – After closely following the directives issued by the Governor and the CDC regarding COVID-19, Women’s Fund of Rhode Island (WFRI) has made the decision to alter their activity schedule. Cocktails and Conversations: Politically Engaged Art, scheduled for Thursday, March 26 from 6-8pm, has moved to an online forum via Zoom. Free registration is available at–2138756699.

In addition, the organization has extended their grant application deadline to Friday, March 27 at 5pm. WFRI will make grants of up to $10,000 to other nonprofit organizations that are addressing issues that impact women and girls in Rhode Island. More information about the organization’s grant making philosophy and access to application materials can be found at

Lastly, the organization has rescheduled their Women Leading Change Fundraiser to Wednesday, September 30. The event will still be held at the Alpine Country Club in Cranston from 6 to 9 p.m and all guest speakers and awardees have confirmed their availability to attend on the new date. Tickets for the event are nearly sold out, and guests are recommended to get theirs before seats are all taken. To obtain tickets visit,

“There will be gendered impacts of the COVID-19 crisis as women get moved further down the list of priorities and are often limited in their powers for decision making. They are also more likely to be on the frontline in caregiving roles that expose them to the virus,” said Executive Director, Kelly Nevins. “We thank everyone in our community who is working on the front lines and behind the scenes in addressing the issues that are arising as a result of the crisis.”

Women’s Fund of Rhode Island

Women’s Fund of Rhode Island is a nonprofit organization located in Providence, Rhode Island. The mission of WFRI is to invest in women and girls in our community through research, advocacy, grantmaking, and strategic partnerships designed to achieve gender equity through systemic change. For more information, visit