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Community Action Grants

The growing success of our annual Morgan Hill Wildflower Run fundraiser enables AAUW Morgan Hill to expand our philanthropic activities, and we are now awarding discretionary grants of up to $1000 each to local charitable organizations.

Congratulations to our 2016-2017 grant recipients:

  • The Learning and Loving Education Center
  • Discovery Counseling Center
  • Central High School
  • San Martin Gwinn Home & School Club

Our grant process is complete for the 2016-2017 year.

Click here to download and complete a grant application.

Timeframe

Completed 2016-2017 grant applications were submitted (AAUW Morgan Hill, Attn: Community Action Grants, P.O. Box 1528, Morgan Hill, CA 95038) and postmarked no later than  December 15. Alternatively, they coule be emailed to grants@aauwmh.org. (We anticipate the grant time frame being slightly different for 2017-2018, with grant applications due earlier, between September 15 and November 15 and recipients notified before the end of the calendar year.) Look for more information here in September, 2017. Funding must be used within the upcoming calendar year.

Application Criteria

Grants for up to $1000 each will be provided to local non-profit organizations requesting funding for a specific program or expense that is in alignment with AAUW’s mission. An organization may request funding for more than one project or program, but separate applications are required for each.

2015-2016 grant recipient Community Solutions took teens to see Maccario by Teatro Visión

Priority consideration will be given to grant requests in support of:

  • A local non-profit organization that is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.
  • A specific program or expense that is in alignment  with AAUW’s mission. Examples include:

Broad based education programs, for any age group.
Education programs targeted at under served segments of the population.
Programs specifically targeted at equity for women and girls.

  • Events, programs, or projects that have a broad reach or impact, with the opportunity to create long-term value.
  • Programs that support individuals from the Morgan Hill community, as defined by the boundaries of the Morgan Hill Unified School District.
  • Programs that charge minimal or no fees to participate. 

We do not anticipate awarding grants to:

  • Benefit individuals or families. (Note: we do offer a separate scholarship program; go to local scholarships for details.)
  • For-profit entities.
  • Support political or religious purposes.
  • Cover costs already incurred.
  • Support fundraising events (door prizes, raffles, auctions, etc.).
  • Cover operational expenses (except perhaps in the case of a start-up proposal).
  • Programs or organizations located outside of the South Bay area.