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 no longer accepting grant applications for the 2022-2023 year. Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2022.GRANT APPLICATION
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, 2022. Alternatively, they may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Successful candidates will be notified of their selection by November 29, 2022. Funding must be used before the end of the 2023 calendar year.
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.
2022-2023 Recipients of $7,000 in Grants:
|BookSmart Community Advantage||“The Gift of Reading”|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley||TechBridge Girls program at the El Toro Morgan Hill Clubhouse|
|Jackson Academy of Math and Music||refresh its campus library books collection|
|Morgan Hill Historical Society||living history field trips to Villa Mira Monte|
|PA Walsh STEAM Elementary School||Mini Mermaids Running Club|
|Poppy Jasper International Film Festival||Women’s Day|
|San Martin/Gwinn School||purchase Spanish-language books for the school library|
|Senior Advisory Committee at the Morgan Hill Senior Center||Community, Family and Senior Health and Wellness Fair|
|South Valley Civic Theatre||“Matilda the Musical” community outreach project|