ABOUT AAWGT

OUR GRANTS IN ACTION


Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR-Annapolis)

$20,000 Momentum Grant

  • Over 200 volunteers tutored 95 students at 11 sites in the county
  • On average, STAIR students improved 4.3 reading levels by year’s end

The Power of One … Multiplied by Many

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Our Grantees

Anne Arundel Women Giving Together is a volunteer-run entity, guided by its Steering Committee consisting of Officers and Committee Leadership (see link at left). Operating under the auspices of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, Anne Arundel Women Giving Together was created by a group of 15 founding members, consisting of women philanthropists and community leaders and in 2020 celebrated 14 years of giving together.

Education Programs

Each year, AAWGT conducts member education programs, a Grants Showcase featuring AAWGT grantees, site visits to grantees, volunteer activities, an annual retreat, membership outreach events (see Calendar of Events) and a Grants program that includes a rigorous grants review process and follow-up evaluation of all grantees. 

Member Participation

AAWGT encourages members to join one of our committees to participate more fully. Our committees welcome additional members: it is a great way to get involved, contribute your expertise, and build relationships with other members. Most committees meet once a month. Committee details are here. 

Our Mission and Goals

Anne Arundel Women Giving Together supports initiatives that improve the quality of life for women and families in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, through:

  • Grantmaking
  • Engaging and educating women donors around issues affecting women and families in the community and about philanthropy
  • Collective philanthropy

To find out more about AAWGT, email: giving@givingtogether.org

14
Years Serving Anne Arundel County

Over $1.2M in Grants

44
Nonprofits Served

240+
Members

Total annual grants have grown from

$40,000 in 2007 to

$139,381 in 2020

Anne Arundel Women Giving Together unequivocally condemns structural and systemic racism.
We are deeply moved by the twin upheavals of Covid-19 and the long-overdue response to centuries of racial discrimination. Now, like individuals and organizations across the country, we are working to assess and find our place in creating a more positive and just future for everyone.
AAWGT was founded in 2006 to improve the quality of life for women and families in Anne Arundel County by providing grants to local nonprofit organizations. We have worked to stand behind and support women whose lives are negatively impacted by poverty, lack of opportunity, violence, and structural and systemic injustice. In 2018, we co-sponsored a community-wide meeting in Annapolis on racial inequity attended by over 300 people. In early 2019, we formed a racial equity study group for our members to delve into our country’s long history of discrimination, to examine the unconscious biases we all have, and to identify ways to support anti-racism and social justice.
AAWGT commits to continuing to identify and implement best practices as we collectively invest, inform, and inspire our members and our community to ameliorate the inequities that surround us. We will announce specific steps to accomplish these goals in the near future.
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AAWGT is a fund of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County
AAWGT is a member of Philanos: Accelerating Philanthropy through Women’s Collective Giving


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