Since the first Community Action Grants were awarded in 1993, our Branch has given out over 80 grants totaling $57,250. 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
The Longmont Branch was very pleased to awarded three community action grants to support deserving local projects in May.
- $1,500 to El Comité in support of “Self-sufficiency through Education”. This program provides family learning sessions, ESL classes and citizenship classes in preparation for the USCIS naturalization test.
- $1,000 to the YWCA of Boulder County’s program “Latina Achievement Support”. This award will go toward a program at Skyline High School which provides after-school tutoring and homework assistance; college and career exploration; assistance with financial aid and scholarship applications; and many other opportunities to encourage adult bonding, increase self-esteem and develop life skills.
- $750 to the Cultiva Youth Project to support “Gardening Education for Low-Income Youth” in Longmont. This program teaches basic food growing and preparation skills and focuses on addressing hunger in the community through partnerships with the OUR Center, El Comité, and the USDA’s Women Infants Children (WIC) program.