Since the first Community Action Grants were awarded in 1993, our Branch has given out 79 grants totaling $60,250. We are pleased to continue this tradition annually.
Today, the Longmont Branch of the American Association of University Women offers one or more Community Action Grants to local projects that help break down barriers among people of all ages, ethnic origins and gender. A total of $2,500 is available in grant monies and may be divided among several applicants. Depending on the applications, all or a portion may be awarded.
Qualifying projects should:
- Promote education and equity for women and girls
- Be nonpolitical
- Benefit the public
- Respond to a community need
- Fall within the geographical boundary of the St. Vrain Valley School District
Application forms and procedures are posted on the Longmont Community Foundation website by mid-March with deadline of mid-April.
For information, contact Gayle Rainey, 303-772-6411, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellie Stoakes and Meghan Peters from Community Health Education & “The Period Pals Project” board members Sara King and Liz Mac
The Longmont Branch awarded three Community Action Grants to support these deserving local projects in May.
- $1,000 to the Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center’s “Community Health Education”. This project provides free, comprehensive sexual health education, a 24-hour health text line and website Q&As, as well as referrals to preventative health care services.
- $1,000 to “The Period Pals Project”. This award will go toward providing free menstrual supplies in St. Vrain Valley Schools. The lack of these supplies is an unseen contributor to the achievement gap and student equity, an obstacle to academic success of our most vulnerable students.
- $1,000 to “ELPASO Voz”, a project of the Engaged Latino Parents Advancing Student Outcomes group. The project is focused on helping Latino parents in Longmont gain the skills they need to help their children enter kindergarten ready to learn.