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With the success of last fall’s Kitchen Tour and this winter’s Book Sale, the Board voted to make up to $8,000 available for community projects through a mini-grant process.

With community support and hundreds of AAUW member volunteer hours, the annual Kitchen Tour and the annual Book Sale generate funds to be made available for community projects through a mini-grant process.

Mini-grant applications need to demonstrate consideration of AAUW’s mission, be a local project, and provide some recognition and visibility for our AAUW branch. A member committee meets to review applications, makes recommendations to the Board, and then announces grantees at the AAUW May Dinner meeting.

Mini-grant awardees for 2015

Children’s Home Society  – Lego/robotics@ Farm Labor homes
WW Police Dept.  –  Domestic Violence resource books
Friends of Farm Labor Homes – Tuition, literacy workbooks & materials
Blue Mt. Action Council  – Individual adult literacy tutoring
The Health Center  – Girl’s Graduation Preparedness
Prescott School District-AVID  – Program completion T-shirts
Children’s Museum of WW  – Science Saturdays  
Blue Mt. Land Trust  – Valle Lindo kids/watershed education
WaHi Café Student business  -graphic design software
Sharpstein School – Ready! Parent/child training/materials
Prescott School Library – New and replacement books
Early Leaning Coalition – TraumaSmart training for HeadStart/ECEAP
Impact! Program  – Classes and materials for adults in transition
St. Basil’s Academy – Support for youth stringed instrument classes

Mini-Grant Awardees 2014

Forward with STEM –  Middle school Quad-copter program
Dayton Elementary School – Math/science books for library
Books for Babes – literacy materials and books for new families
WW Police Department – books/learning materials for survivors of domestic violence
WW YWCA – renovation and materials for therapeutic play room at the shelter
Green Park School – materials for special reading program to support struggling third graders
The Health Center – support for staff training
Prescott School – library resources
WW Public Schools – solo and ensemble festival support
Blue Mt Action Council – individual adult literacy tutoring
Friends of Farm Labor Homes – education support/ESL/women

Mini-Grant Awardees 2013

Garrison Middle School – “Pigs in Space” After School STEM program for girls
Wa-Hi – Big Blue Weekend  – School unity event, anti-bullying
WWCC Student Development Center – Snack Program
Friends of Farm Labor Homes – ESL Education support for women
Girl’s Council – Curriculum materials and community outreach
WWCC – Digital radiation monitors for chemistry classes
Wa-Hi / Blue Devil Café – Materials to expand campus based business
The STAR Project – Tuition supplies for GED & AA post-incarceration
The Health Center (Lincoln and Blue Ridge) – Classroom education and parent outreach
Edison Elementary – Mother Daughter tea
WW Police Department – books/learning materials for survivors of domestic violence

Mini-Grant Awardees 2012

Lincoln Health Center – start-up funds for Blue Ridge Health Center
Children’s Home Society
WWPS Head Start/ECEAP – preschool program materials
Friends of Farm Labor Camp – ESL tuition
Girl Scouts of E. WA and N. ID – summer program at Labor Camp
STAR Project – integrate ex-offenders into the community
WWCC Foundation – nutrition program

Mini-Grant Awardees 2011

Head Start/ECEAP – preschool program materials
Girl’s Council – Staff training
Touchet School Supporters – Library replacements
Crime Watch – “Green Dot” Violence Prevention Conference
Books for Babes –  literacy materials and books for new families
Edison Elementary School Family Night –  “Reading Is Fundamental” books
Walla Walla Public Library – Establish and furnish a designated Young Adult reading area
Walla Walla Farm Labor Camp – Scholarships and supplies for women’s literacy program
Fort Walla Walla – Partial sponsorship of  Women’s History Day/Ice Cream Social
Lincoln Student Health Options – Health education materials
YWCA – Banner announcing domestic violence program
Tacoma AAUW Branch – Contribution to Centennial Fund for fellowship endowment

View our past philanthropic donations.