Anne Arundel Women Giving Together, a women's giving circle, supports initiatives that improve the quality of life for women and families in our community.



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2015 Grants Showcase

The 2015 Annual Grants Showcase was held Wednesday evening, September 16, at Loews Annapolis Hotel.  Nearly 150 members and guests, including representatives of both our 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 grantee organizations, exuberantly attended the event.

Before the program began, everyone was able to visit with representatives of the nine current grantee organizations and the seven most recent grantee organizations.  While visiting with friends and meeting the grantees, members and guests enjoyed delicious appetizers provided by Loews. All of the grantees were eager to share information about their programs, outcomes, and successes.

After a very brief business meeting, AAWGT President, Maureen Cavaiola welcomed our grant recipients and expressed appreciation for the strong partnerships between the Giving Circle and community nonprofits that help improve the lives of families in our community.  Last year AAWGT awarded $93,715 in grants; $105,505 has been awarded for the current year.

Photo:  Ashley Johnson, Member Care Coordinator, Partners in Care


Apply for a 2016 Grant

AAWGT invites proposals from nonprofits to improve the lives of women and their families in Anne Arundel County. 

  • Grant Application deadline: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
  • Grants may be requested from $5,000 to $15,000
  • Funding period is for one year from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017
  • AAWGT is especially interested in applications in the areas of education, health and welfare, prevention of/treatment for violence and abuse. 
  • Grant awards will be announced in mid-May, 2016
  • Proposal Guidelines, Application Instructions, and Timeline may be found here 

All organizations interested in applying for an AAWGT grant are strongly encouraged to attend AAWGT's Grant Application Workshop to learn about the application process. Workshop will be held Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 9:30 - 11:00 am.  Register here.

AAWGT has an online application process which all applicants are required to use.  All organizations intending to apply are strongly encouraged to attend a Hands-on Tutorial on the new process, Thursday, January 7, 2016, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Register here


Poverty Amidst Plenty Preliminary highlights

Nearly 100 members and guests attended AAWGT’s 7th event of the year at Hospice of the Chesapeake. Following a brief business meeting, Lois Kelberman, Chair of AAWGT's Education and Program Committee introduced Dr. Pam Brown, Executive Director of Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth & Families.  Dr. Brown's presentation provided abundant information covered in the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County's upcoming 5th edition of Poverty Amidst Plenty, which will be released in January 2016.  Dr. Brown summarized key points in the research for the report. 

Lois Kelberman then introduced Melissa Curtin, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County since August.  Melissa has been reviewing information available about the needs of the County, and speaking with public officials and donors about philanthropy.  

Melissa noted that a paradigm shift in philanthropy has started and is evidenced in the work of AAWGT. CFAAC wants to get more focused with its approach – how, where, when and how much?

Photo:  Dr. Pam Brown


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Media gallery

A few snapshots from our grants in action.  Enjoy!

Upcoming events

  • 01/05/2016 9:30 AM
    County Offices, Chesapeake Room, 2nd Floor, 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • 01/07/2016 10:00 AM
    Anne Arundel Community College, Center for Applied Learning & Technology (CALT) Building, Room TBD (Enter from Route 2, Governor Ritchie Highway) Arnold, MD

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