Awards Recognize Empowerment Projects

Private Funder: American Assn. of University Women (AAUW); Opportunity: Community Action Grants; Funding Focus: Education, women and girls; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: AAUW organizations, individuals and local community-based nonprofit organizations; Funding: Multiple awards ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 each; Deadline: TBA (the last round closed in January).

Summary: Funding promotes equity in education for women and girls. These grants support innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. Special consideration is given to projects focused on K-12 and community college girls’ and women’s achievements in science, technology, engineering, or math. One-year grants of up to $7,000 provide money for new community projects; two-year grants of up to $10,000 provide start-up funds for longer-term programs that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls’ sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities.  

Other Grants

These are different from the AAUW Career Development grants. Deadline: Dec. 15.That runs on a different funding track and can be found here:   

Info:; Questions about applications must be directed to the AAUW office in Iowa City. Applicants shouldn’t contact the AAUW office in Washington, DC, or local branches for application information; to reach the Iowa City office, call 319/337-1716 ext. 60, e-mail.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education.

Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government.

Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.

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