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AAWGT is a women’s giving circle with 250+ members. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for women and families in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Since our founding in 2006, AAWGT has raised and invested over $1.57 million in local nonprofit organizations!

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Our Impact: Invest, Inform, Inspire

We INVEST— pooling our annual contributions for “collective philanthropy,” thus multiplying the power of one by many. Grants focus on health and welfare, education and the prevention and treatment for violence and abuse.

We INFORM — holding in-depth education sessions highlighting issues in our county that require active attention and support.

We INSPIRE — encouraging our members to engage as leaders and philanthropists in our local community.

Women Leaders in Climate Action

Making a Positive Difference for Anne Arundel County Women and Children

On March 16, in recognition of Women's History Month, AAWGT's Leadership Development and Nominating Committee presented an energizing panel discussion for members and the community on women leaders in climate action and environmental justice. The virtual presentation included three experts in local and regional environmental issues affecting the health and welfare of women and children in our county.

Read the full event summary here.

Field Trip to Marshall Hope Corporation

When driving up to the Marshall Hope Corporation in West Annapolis on June 23rd, the first thing you see is rows of cars lined up, bumper-to-bumper, ready to receive donations of groceries, feminine products, diapers, cleaning supplies, baby blankets and clothing. Those rows of cars, along with the orderly pick-up stations, illustrate the “why” and the “how” of Marshall Hope’s monthly pop-up food pantry.

Read the full event summary here.

2022 Grants

This year marks our 16th year of grantmaking. Since our founding in 2006, we have invested more than $1.5 million in grants to 47 different nonprofits in Anne Arundel County working to improve the quality of life for women and families.

Applications for grants were carefully evaluated by our reviewers. This year’s grants total $159,265. Voting was online and results were announced at our May 11 membership meeting.

These organizations received grants this year:

  • Asbury Church Assistance Network, $4,998, for mobile food pantry expansion
  • Assistance League of the Chesapeake, $4,998, for school uniforms for students at Tyler Heights Elementary School
  • Center of Help, $15,080, for their program assissting bilingual families
  • Charting Careers, $20,000, for their mentoring, college and career readiness and family partnership program
  • Co-op Arundel, $20,000, for the My Sistah’s Keeper program, which is designed to give women the tools and skills to identify and reach their goals
  • Community Alliance of South County, $6,125, for summer overnight camp scholarships for ten low-income children and follow-up
  • Marshall Hope Corporation, $20,000, to purchase diapers, formula and feminine pads for the food pantry, plus supplies for the Marshall Hope Learning Center
  • Providence Center, Inc., $8064, for consent, healthy relationship and abuse prevention training for women with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • STAIR-Annapolis, Inc., $20,000, for the Start the Adventure in Reading, including purchase of books, lesson plans and take-home books for students
  • Tahirih Justice Center, $20,000, to provide trauma-informed legal and social services support to immigrant survivors of gender-based violence
  • We Care and Friends, Inc., $20,000, for the women-empowerment program that trains and counsels women to become self-reliant entrepreneurs and business leaders

Additional Information about AAWGT grants and grantees can be found here.

Anne Arundel Women Giving Together is deeply committed to understanding, and working to help ameliorate, racial inequities in our community. A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee has been created to conduct an audit of AAWGT’s policies and procedures with the goal of implementing an action plan to address these issues as AAWGT invests, informs, and inspires. Learn more by clicking HERE.


Has awarded $1,571,914 in grants since 2007: Read about our impact
Meets 8 times a year: View our events calendar
Has committees that need your help: See where you can get involved
Has an Endowment Fund: Learn how to donate to AAWGT
Sends out a bimonthly Newsletter: Read the latest issue


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AAWGT is a fund of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County

AAWGT is a member of Philanos: Accelerating Philanthropy through Women’s Collective Giving

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