Welcome to the Grants Program for Anne Arundel Women Giving Together (AAWGT). On May 11, 2023, we were pleased to announce the awarding of $164,305 to AAWGT’s 2023 Grantees. The recipients represent a cross-section of small and large as well as new and longstanding organizations — and all are delivering important solutions to critical needs across our county. We value our partnership with these and all nonprofits across our county!
New for 2024: For the 2024 grant cycle, only non-profits with gross annual revenue less than $1,000,000 (excluding in kind revenue) are eligible to apply. Please use the revenue number from your most recent 990 if possible. Organizations operating under the nonprofit umbrella of a larger state or national organization will be required to submit their local affiliate revenue (required to be under $1,000,000) as well as the revenues reported by their parent organization.
As an organization, AAWGT is committed to supporting work that improves the quality of life for women and families in Anne Arundel County and to partnering with nonprofits who share this vision.
Like you, we care about healthy lives and safe places to live — we worry about food deserts — we see the growing need for emergency responses for housing and food, for access to equitable health care, and for safe, secure homes and a healthy environment for all women and families.
Like you, we care about education in all its forms, starting with the very youngest — and the importance of literacy and mentoring for people of all ages.
Like you, we are concerned about violence of any kind — domestic violence, gun violence, and bullying.
And, like you, we care about breaking the cycle of inequity in society, in organizations, and in practice.
For several years, AAWGT has worked to imbed the principles of DEIA (diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility) and Trust-Based Philanthropy within our organization and our grantmaking process. We are committed to being a positive force for DEIA through the work we fund. And, while maintaining our all-important focus on improving the quality of lives of women and families in our county, we believe that you, as a nonprofit, bring a firsthand understanding of how best to address this.
November 15, 2023 – Grant application is made available in PDF format for preview only.
January 2, 2024 – Online portal (Foundant) opens for organizations to apply for 2024 grant.
January 9, 2024 – Grant Applicant Workshop on Zoom. Two identical sessions will be held at 9:30am and 1:30pm. To receive the Zoom link, registration is required. For the morning session register HERE and for the afternoon session please register HERE.
February 1, 2024 – Application must be submitted by 11:59pm when the online portal will close.
July 1, 2024 – Grant year funding begins.
Section II. Organization Information: This section asks for basic information about your organization and also asks for the gross annual revenue to be sure that your organization meets our criteria for having revenue under $1,000,000.
Section III. Required Numbers: Applications will not be accepted if the numbers requested are inaccurate or incomplete.
Know and confirm the following three numbers for your nonprofit organization — they are REQUIRED!
Section IV. Proposal Information: (Please keep your responses as concise as possible – we accept bulleted information.) The first questions are designed to give the reviewers a brief overview of your organization.
Section V. Financial Information: We request two items: a Proposal Budget explaining how the dollars requested will be spent (please use the template provided) and a current Operating Budget for your organization. You are encouraged to consider applying for general operating expenses as well as program expenses.
Section VI. Data Questions: Please check the appropriate category(s) in each of the four sections.
Section VII. Contact Information
Section VIII. Electronic Signature: Don’t forget to electronically sign and submit the application!
What We Do Not Fund
Next Steps: AAWGT members will evaluate your application in a careful process. Successful proposals will be placed on a ballot for membership vote in mid-May. Applicants eliminated throughout the process will be promptly notified.
Still Have Questions?
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