Community Action Grants

The Morgan Hill Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) is committed to providing local and national support for AAUW’s mission, promoting equity for women and girls. 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.

We are accepting grant applications for the 2022-2023 year. Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2022.



Completed 2022-2023 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 November 1. Alternatively, they may be emailed to Successful candidates will be notified of their selection by November 29, 2022. Funding must be used before the end of the 2023 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 also offer a separate scholarship program; see details on the scholarship page of our website.)
  • 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.

2021-2022 Recipients of $7,000 in Grants:

Recipient Project
BookSmart Community Advantage “Diverse Books for Our Community” and “The Gift of Reading
Britton Middle School Ozaria coding program for 6th graders
PA Walsh Elementary School Mini Mermaids, social-emotional empowerment learning and movement for girls
San Martin Gwinn School Two components of the SMG Reading Revolution: Furry Friends and Middle School Novel Collection
Paradise Valley Engineering Academy Classroom library refresh for 1st grade
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley TechBridge Girls, a component of the SciTech Initiative
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding GRIT, equine assisted learning program for women
Literary Legacies Mentor support
Discovery Counseling Center Support of Bold Quest and Bold Journey programs to build self-esteem and mentoring in elementary and middle school students