Mission/Giving Statement: Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research.
Grantmaking Program Areas: Community Action Grants
Grantmaking Program Area Descriptions:
Community Action Grants: Funds for individuals, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. Topic areas are unrestricted, but should include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equity for women and girls.
One-year grants ($2,000-$7,000 over one year) provide seed money for new projects.
Two-year grants ($5,000-$10,000 over two years) provide start-up funds for longer-term programs that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls' sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities.
Type of Funding/Funding Restrictions: Applicants must be women who are US citizens or permanent residents. Nonprofit organizations must be based in the United States. Grant projects must have direct public impact, be nonpartisan, and take place within the United States or its territories. Special consideration is giving to projects focused on K-12 and community college girls' and women's achievements in science, technology, engineering or math.
Application Instructions: Grant application and instructions available online.
Notes: Visit http://www.aauw-nm.org/ for information on New Mexico AAUW Branches.