OUR GRANTS IN ACTION
Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR-Annapolis)
$20,000 Momentum Grant
The Power of One … Multiplied by Many
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 founders, consisting of women philanthropists and community leaders and in 2023 celebrated 17 years of giving together.
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.
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:
To find out more about AAWGT, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.