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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

 

We are now accepting grant applications for the 2017-2018 year. Applications must be submitted by October 31, 2017.

GRANT APPLICATION
GRANT APPLICATION

Timeline

Completed 2017-2018 grant applications must be  submitted (AAUW Morgan Hill, Attn: Community Action Grants, P.O. Box 1528, Morgan Hill, CA 95038) and postmarked no later than  October 31. Alternatively, they may be emailed to grants@aauwmh.org. Grant recipients will be notified of their selection by November 30. Funding must be used before the end of 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 separate scholarship programs; 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.