AAWGT is excited to share the results of the vote by our members to determine which nonprofits should receive 2023 grant awards. This year’s 50-member Grants Committee was challenged with the task of thoughtfully considering a record number of worthy proposals from local nonprofits. Thanks to contributions from our members (280+ currently), we were able to award grants totaling $164,305, the largest annual amount in our history. Since our founding in 2006, we have provided over $1.7M to nonprofits to help improve the quality of life for underserved women and families in Anne Arundel County.
Our CONGRATULATIONS to this year’s grantees:
Anne Arundel County Literacy Council, Inc: Operations Funding for the Continuation and Growth of Free Tutoring Programs for Low-Income Adults in Anne Arundel County — $6,000
Child Resource Connect (formerly Prince George’s Child Resource Center):Anne Arundel Child Care Support Services — $25,000
Community Alliance of South County: Camp, A Week of Possibilities —$13,300
Evolve KidsCare: Childcare for Parents Recovering from Substance Abuse — $15,000
Harvest Resources in Anne Arundel County: Necessities Not Covered By SNAP — $25,000
Maryland Latinos Unidos: Stages of Womanhood — Maternal Health —$25,000
Rebuilding Together Anne Arundel County, Inc: Safe and Healthy Housing — $25,000
STAIR-Annapolis, Inc: Start the Adventure in Reading — $25,000
AAWGT is pleased to contribute the remaining amount of the grants pool, $5,005, to The Complete Player Charity: TCP and Sisters in Sync Collaborative Leadership Program for Girls.
In 2021, Maryland Family Network proposed that Prince George’s Child Resource Center, Inc., now doing business as Child Resource Connect (CRC), assume responsibility for the child care capacity of Arundel Child Care Connections, Inc. (ACCC). Child Resource Connect (CRC) expanded its services into Anne Arundel County in January 2022, a move that leveraged existing infrastructure to increase internal efficiency while expanding our external capacity to serve more child professionals and the families they serve.
Child Resource Connect (CRC) helps create healthy and nurturing environments for children by supporting their families and educating their caregivers. We envision a future of high-quality, accessible child care, strong families, connected and informed communities, as well as community-focused policies and practices.
Child Resource Connect, with funding and support from Anne Arundel Women Giving Together, will improve support for its Anne Arundel County Child Care Support Services (CCSS) program by offering providers comprehensive coaching and support while ensuring families have the knowledge and resources to access appropriate child care programs.
As a family resource specialist, one of the services we provide is parent navigation and resources. This was evident in a recent parent testimonial: “Good afternoon Ms. Adams…. I just spoke with one of your employees, Lenore. She gave me some very valuable information. Her customer service was outstanding, and I just want to make sure she’s recognized for a job well done. Please make sure you recognize Lenore for doing a job above and beyond by providing information and resources and even contacting personnel to ensure I had the right number. Thanks again for your office support.”
We Care and Friends
We Care and Friends’ mission is to support the building blocks that create strong families and communities in areas affected by drugs, poverty, and crime in Maryland.
Founded by Larry Griffin over three decades ago, the organization provides food, clothing, and assistance to those in need. Through the assistance of Calvary United Church, they are able to provide lunches to individuals in local communities.
We Care and Friends also sponsors speaker forums where communities get to vocalize their needs, including transportation and funds to send those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol to treatment facilities outside Maryland to get support and help.
With the grant provided by Anne Arundel Women Giving Together, they were able to assist those who may not have gotten the help needed to keep lights on, stay in their residence, and pay for child care to secure and maintain a job.
It is the goal of We Care and Friends to partner with other nonprofits to assist and be assisted to respond appropriately to the growing needs of the communities served.
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