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American Association of University Women: Community Action Grants Program

Deadline: January 15, 2015

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) strives to promote equity and education for women and girls. Community Action Grants provide funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equality for women and girls. Special consideration is given to projects that use innovative approaches to address local community needs or build linkages among community partners, as well as build partnerships between schools and community organizations; and projects focused on K–12 and community college girls’ and women’s achievements in science, technology, engineering, or math. Two types of grants are made; for both, topic areas are unrestricted, but should include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equality for women and girls:

  • One-Year Grants: One-year grants provide funding for community-based projects.
  • Two-Year Grants: Two-year grants provide start-up funds for new projects that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls’ sense of efficacy through leadership, advocacy, or training opportunities. Two-year grants are not made for existing projects.

Amount: One-year grants range from $2,000-$7,000; Two-year grants range from $5,000-$10,000.

Eligibility: Applicants must be women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Nonprofit organizations must be based in the United States.

Link: http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/community-action-grants/

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