INTENT: Provide grants to branches of AAUW in New Jersey for gender equity projects including but not limited to increasing self-esteem and career opportunities for girls and women.
FUNDS AVAILABLE: $5,000 from the AAUW Charitable Trust. Additional funds are available as received through donations, bequests, grants, etc.
GRANT AMOUNT: Up to $750. Consider savings by having attendees bring their own lunches with dessert and/or drinks provided and conserve on gifts or remembrances, etc.
ELIGIBILITY: Local branches, members of AAUW NJ, two or more branches jointly, inter-branch councils and AAUW board members. One or more proposals for different projects may be submitted. If more than one proposal is received, a second grant will be given only after all other grants scoring 25 points or more have been awarded.
TIMELINE: No timeline. Suggested times; within the twelve-month period after approval of grant.
APPLICATIONS DUE: The application must be received at least 12 weeks before the funds are needed.
SUBMISSION: Applications must be submitted electronically to the AAUW NJ email address firstname.lastname@example.org, “Attention: Mary Graves, AAUW NJ Charitable Trust Chair”
AWARD NOTIFICATION: At least two months after receiving the application.
GRANT ASSISTANCE: Questions should be directed to Mary Graves, Charitable Trust Chair.
APPLICATION: Should be sent as an email attachment, in either Microsoft word or .pdf format. The proposal should include the following sections:
- Cover Sheet
- Description of Project
- Membership Involvement
INELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES: General branch administrative and fund-raising activities are not eligible for this program.
INELIGIBLE BUDGET EXPENDITURES: Equipment, Salaries, Administrative Costs of Mini-Grant administrators, Meals
GRANT RESPONSIBILITIES: Print and visual materials (brochures, programs, press releases, and products) must contain the following statement: “A portion of the funding for this program was made possible through a grant from the Charitable Trust of the American Association of University Women – New Jersey.
The following must be done within thirty days of the completion of the grant program.
- Summary article with photograph, as appropriate.
- Evaluation summary which includes demographics of and feedback from those participating in the project.
- Designation of a resource person to other branches wishing to replicate the project, write the article, and conduct the evaluation.
- Fiscal report.
- Copies of press releases, brochures, programs, etc.
GRANT EVALUATION: The proposal will be evaluated by a panel of readers. Proposals must score a total of 25 points to be eligible for funding. Proposals will be rank-ordered according to score and funded until grant funds are expended. The following are the point values for each section:
- Description of Program – 20 Points
- Impact – 10 Points
- Evaluation – 5 Points
- Involvement of AAUW NJ – 10 Points
- Budget – 5 Points
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