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2023 Grants Awards

AAWGT is excited to share the results of the vote by our members to determine which nonprofits should receive 2023 grant awards. This year’s 50-member Grants Committee was challenged with the task of thoughtfully considering a record number of worthy proposals from local nonprofits. Thanks to contributions from our members (280+ currently), we were able to award grants totaling $164,305, the largest annual amount in our history. Since our founding in 2006, we have provided over $1.7M to nonprofits to help improve the quality of life for underserved women and families in Anne Arundel County.

Our CONGRATULATIONS to this year’s grantees:

  • Anne Arundel County Literacy Council, Inc: Operations Funding for the Continuation and Growth of Free Tutoring Programs for Low-Income Adults in Anne Arundel County — $6,000
  • Child Resource Connect (formerly Prince George’s Child Resource Center):Anne Arundel Child Care Support Services — $25,000
  • Community Alliance of South County: Camp, A Week of Possibilities —$13,300
  • Evolve KidsCare: Childcare for Parents Recovering from Substance Abuse — $15,000
  • Harvest Resources in Anne Arundel County: Necessities Not Covered By SNAP — $25,000
  • Maryland Latinos Unidos: Stages of Womanhood — Maternal Health  —$25,000
  • Rebuilding Together Anne Arundel County, Inc: Safe and Healthy Housing — $25,000
  • STAIR-Annapolis, Inc: Start the Adventure in Reading — $25,000

AAWGT is pleased to contribute the remaining amount of the grants pool, $5,005, to The Complete Player Charity: TCP and Sisters in Sync Collaborative Leadership Program for Girls.


Grantee Spotlight

Harvest Resources in Anne Arundel County

Harvest Resources works every day to alleviate food insecurity in Anne Arundel County. Harvest Resources’ mission is to partner with Anne Arundel County families and individuals who are working towards self-sufficiency and addiction recovery by providing needed food and resources. By following this mission together, we believe we will see our community strengthened by connecting everyone in need to resources that enable self-sufficiency. Each week at food pick up, our neighbors ask us, “Do you have any shampoo, laundry detergent, toilet paper?” Unfortunately, our answer is usually, “No, sorry, we don’t have any of these items this week.” Without extra support, it is just impossible for Harvest Resources to afford all those items for our neighbors.
Since receiving the award from AAWGT, we don’t have to say “No.” We are able to help our neighbors with these essentials. We now add toilet paper, laundry and dish detergent, shampoo, and body soap to their food pick-ups on a monthly basis. Now we feel like we are really helping them not just with food but essential household and hygiene products.
The award has also provided Harvest Resources the opportunity to replace aging refrigeration equipment. The four new large, efficient convertible refrigerators/freezers allow us to take advantage of the extra offers of fresh and frozen food products for our neighbors. Consistent access to fresh and frozen foods enhances the quality of the food packages we can give our neighbors at pick-up. It’s a good feeling knowing now our neighbors can wear clean clothes and have all the essentials for showering. Harvest Resources is grateful to AAWGT for their generous award supporting our neighbors and, through our nonprofit, reducing food insecurity in Anne Arundel County. ”


Grantee Spotlight

Rebuilding Together Anne Arundel County (Safe and Healthy Housing 2023)

According to Rebuilding Together Anne Arundel County (RTAAC), receiving the 2023 grant gave them a new lease on life They had spent the last year restructuring from the bottom up without senior management, which left the work and mission to repair homes, revitalize communities and rebuild lives somewhat limited. “This grant gave us the opportunity to search for and hire a new Executive Director.”
This fall they were able to re-engage fully with their clients and begin to repair their homes. Corporate sponsorship projects with volunteers were completed along with a roof replacement and extensive plumbing installation. They have also expanded their donor base with community outreach via fundraising activities. Their ED, although not officially hired at the time, was present and volunteered at both a fundraising and a volunteer project.
One client, whose home volunteers repaired on a beautiful September day, said she could not believe that people she didn’t know came to her home, cleared, trimmed, removed bushes from the front of her house so she could see the street, installed a railing so she could get up her front steps, replaced an outside light so she could feel safe and installed a ceiling fan so she could have proper ventilation. She was very grateful, as was Rebuilding Together, to have been able to make her life safer, healthier, and more independent.
This grant has allowed Rebuilding Together to expand their community advocacy and extend their reach throughout the county, thus being able to fulfill the needs of the increasing demand for home repairs for those who cannot afford these repairs and want to age in place in their communities.

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