AAUW Community Action Grants


To provide seed money to individual women, local community-based non-profit organizations, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations for innovative programmes or non-degree research projects that engage girls in mathematics, science and technology.

Please note that materials sent to the Washington, DC office will be disqualified and will not be reviewed. Two types of grant are available. 1-year grants are for short-term projects. Topic areas are unrestricted but should have a clearly defined educational activity. 2-year grants are for longer term programmes and are restricted to projects focused on K-12 girls achievement in mathematics, science and/or technology. Funds support planning activities and coalition-building during the 1st year and implementation and evaluation the following year.


Applicants must be women who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America. Special consideration will be given to AAUW members and AAUW branch and state applicants who seek partners for collaborative projects. Collaborators can include local schools or school districts, businesses and other community-based organizations. 2-year grants are restricted to projects focused on girls' achievement in mathematics, science or technology. Projects must involve community and school collaboration. The fund supports planning and coalition-building activities during the 1st year and implementation and evaluation the following year.

Quantity Available



  • Annual

Study Length

1 or 2 years

Award Value

$2,000–7,000 (one-year grant); $5,000–10,000 (two-year grant)

Application procedure

Applicants must write for an application form, which is also available from the website.

Closing date

January 15th

American Association of University Women Educational Foundation (AAUW)

AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States of America and around the globe. One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than 3 million in funding for more than 200 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and non-profit organizations.

Contact Details

  • www.aauw.org
  • 202 785 7700
  • 202 872 1425
  • AAUW
    1111 Sixteenth Street
    United States of America

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation (AAUW) by using the links below.


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