Community Action Grants

AAUW MH Community Action Grants (CAG) award discretionary funds of up to $1000 to local charitable organizations requesting funding for a specific program or expense that is in alignment with AAUW’s mission, promoting equity for women and girls..

Nine grants were awarded for 2022-2023; two of the recipients are highlighted below. The others are: BookSmart Community Advantage, Gift of Reading; Boys and Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley, TechBridge Girls program; Jackson Academy of Math and Music, increase library collection; MH Historical Society, living history field trips; Poppy Jasper Film Festival, Women’s Day; San Martin Gwinn School, Spanish language books; South Valley Civic Theater, “Matilda the Musical” outreach project.

The PA Walsh School Mini Mermaids Running Club’s mission is to teach every girl to lead a balanced life by listening to her inner voice, valuing her uniqueness, and learning to love movement. The grant enabled the club to learn healthy self talk, practice problem solving scenarios, and complete a kindness service project. They also achieved their goal to run a 5K. Kudos to them for participating in the AAUW Wildflower Run this year wearing their special mini-mermaid hoodies!  Read more HERE.

The Senior Advisory Committee (SAC) in partnership with the MHUSD, the MH Parks and Recreation Commission, and the MH Chamber hosted the first annual Health and Wellness Fair on May 6.The fair was a multi-generational event for the entire community: children, teens, adults and seniors. The AAUW grant was used for the set-up, logistics and running of the fair. There were over 50 exhibitors and about 400 people in attendance. The fair had raffle prizes, entertainment, fitness and conditioning activities, senior resources, and workshops.

Harpreet Vittal, Grants chair

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