Grants 2019-09-11T21:06:50+00:00

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 2018-2019 grant recipients:

  • Discovery Counseling Center, Morgan Hill, Bold Quest Mentor Program and Bold Journey Elementary Program
  • BookSmart Community Advantage, Morgan Hill, Stop the Summer Slump program
  • Community Solutions, Morgan Hill, Creating Powerful Women
  • South Valley Science and Engineering Fair, Morgan Hill
  • San Martin Gwinn School, San Martin, Middle School Athletics
  • Learning and Loving Education Center, Morgan Hill
  • Future Women Leaders Conference, Morgan Hill

We are accepting grant applications for the 2019-2020 year. Applications must be submitted by November 15, 2019.



Completed 2019-2020 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 15. Alternatively, they may be emailed to Grant recipients will be notified of their selection in early December. 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.