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AAWGT ANNOUNCES 2022 GRANT CYCLE

The 2022 Call for Grant Applications was issued on January 3, 2022, with a deadline for receiving completed applications of Friday, February 11, 2022 at 11:59pm. View the Call HERE.

Grants will be awarded from $5,000 to $20,000. Organizations that receive grants for two consecutive years will not be eligible to apply for the following two years. Click our “GRANTS” tab for more information. You can view the 2022 application at the Grants Portal.

AAWGT is a women’s giving circle with 200+ 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 $1.4 million in local nonprofit organizations!





What is a Giving Circle?

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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.



AAWGT NEWS

CALL FOR 2022 GRANT APPLICATIONS

AN INVITATION TO NONPROFITS FROM

ANNE ARUNDEL WOMEN GIVING TOGETHER (AAWGT)

AAWGT is a group of community-minded women who pool their resources to invest in local nonprofits. Through our education programs, our members learn about the needs in Anne Arundel County. Each year they vote on how to allocate their combined contributions for maximum philanthropic impact. Since our founding in 2006, Anne Arundel Women Giving Together has awarded more than $1.4 million in grants that have supported the work of 42 different nonprofit organizations across the County.

Anne Arundel Women Giving Together is proud to have had the opportunity to partner with outstanding nonprofits in the past and we look forward to continuing that work. For 2022 we will offer a single grant type to simplify the application process. And although we have a focus area this year that highlights proposals that we are particularly interested in receiving, we continue to invite applications from a wide variety of organizations.

FOCUS STATEMENT

  • Our mission is to improve the quality of life of women and families in Anne Arundel County. For 2022, we are particularly interested in proposals that prioritize issues of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) when addressing the underlying causes of hardship (such as childhood hunger, higher mortality rates, educational disparities, homelessness and mental health) and/or proposals that come from organizations with annual gross receipts of less than $100,000.

The focus statement is not meant to eliminate organizations from applying for one of our grants. Instead, we hope to encourage organizations that fall within the focus areas to submit a grant proposal. We know the past two years have been especially difficult for nonprofits; we have worked this year to make our application process easier. Please join us in working to make a difference in the lives of women and families in our community.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

  • Grant proposals should be responsive to our mission. We are particularly interested in proposals that incorporate DEI and in smaller nonprofits.
  • Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000.
  • Each organization may submit only one application and is eligible to receive only one grant.
  • The application deadline is Friday, February 11, 2022 at 11:59pm.
  • The funding period is July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.
  • Information concerning our grants program, using our online application (required), and guidance on completing our application can be found at givingtogether.org/grants.

Potential applicants are encouraged to attend one of our identical Zoom Applicant Workshops on Thursday, January 13 at 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

The workshops will address organizational requirements including federal and state legal requirements and organizational basics as well as presenting an overview of our application. Register for a workshop at: givingtogether.org/events.

UPCOMING EVENTS

THE GEOGRAPHY AND COLOR OF ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY POVERTY

Pamela M. Brown, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families

Dr. Brown ’s report, Poverty Amidst Plenty, has been essential in understanding the needs of the most vulnerable citizens in our county. Dr. Brown will present recent data and information on the current state of our county which will be very useful in helping us make well-informed decisions during our grants selections.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Via Zoom
REGISTRATION

This event is free and open to the public

Please register HERE. Follow the registration questions all the way to CONFIRM. Your confirmation should arrive within seconds. If you have any questions about registering, please contact events@givingtogether.org. for assistance. The Zoom link to join the program will be sent the day before the event.

2021 GRANTS

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 is being 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.


DID YOU KNOW THAT AAWGT ...

Has awarded $1,412,649 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

THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 SPONSORS


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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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