Grant Program Overview

Anne Arundel Women Giving Together (AAWGT) funds programs that seek to improve the quality of life for women and families in Anne Arundel County. In 2020, we funded two types of brants.

Regular Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000 and seek to address one or more of the following areas:  education, health and welfare, or the prevention of and/or treatment for violence and abuse.

New for 2020 was the Fundamental Needs Grant which had a minimum of $5,000 and a maximum of $10,000 and sought to address food insecurity, parenting support, and/or the needs of children from birth to five years. Applicant organizations for this grant could not have an annual Total Revenue of more than $100,000.

AAWGT accepts Grant applications only from federally recognized nonprofits that have also complied with the requirements of the Maryland Solicitations Act and are in good standing with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation. 

The process begins in the fall with the issuance of a Call for Applications that appears on this website and is also forwarded by email to local non-profits on the CFAAC’s mailing list and AAWGT’s full mailing list. If you are eligible, and want to be on our mailing list, email

Organizations wishing to apply for a Grant must do so online. Both the application and instructions for completing it awill be on this website.

Following application, teams of AAWGT members evaluate the grant applications against established AAWGT criteria in a careful process that includes appropriate follow-up. Involved AAWGT team members meet to discuss their evaluations and select the outstanding proposals.  The successful proposals are placed on a ballot presented to all AAWGT members for voting in mid-May. All applicants receive notice of AAWGT’s decision concerning their application shortly thereafter.

Change for Grant Applicant Training

In the interest of better serving the Anne Arundel County nonprofit community, AAWGT is moving its Grant Applicant Workshop to November 9 to provide applicants more time to identify and correct any issues or problems that come to light in the training, giving them a better chance to qualify for a grant in 2021.
The training will be via Zoom Webinar and will be announced on this page.

Current Grantee Reporting Access

To access the portal and instructions for grantee reporting, click here.

2020 and Prior Grantees

AAWGT membership voted in 2020 to award $139,381 to nine nonprofit organizations supporting programs that improve the lives of women and families in Anne Arundel County bringing AAWGT’s total dollars invested in County non-profits to over $1.2 million since 2007.

See list of all Grantees here.

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