Grants for Branches

AAUW-Illinois offers several grants available for branches. Click the links to download the relevant application.

  • Community Action Grants
    AAUW-IL will consider funding any Community Action Grant received by an AAUW-IL branch that has been only partially funded by AAUW Funds.  The branch must submit the request in writing to the AAUW-IL Finance Director , making sure to detail the project and expected expenses.
  • TRIO Stipend
    AAUW-IL will pay 1/3 of the expenses roughly equivalent to the registration costs, for a first time attendee at state and/or national conventions.  The TRIO application is included in the LINK newsletter before each convention.
  • Grants for Start Smart ($400) & Work Smart ($600) Programs
    AAUW-IL will help branches establish a Start Smart or Work Smart program in their community by awarding these grants. Download the Smart application.
  • Local Engagement Grants (LEG Up)
    AAUW-IL will help branches fund programs that promote and reflect the mission of AAUW.  Application is due June 30 or November 30.
    Download the LEG application

In early 2017, the state board awarded Local Engagement Grants (LEGs) to the following branches:

Decatur: Decatur is hosting their second annual public forum, this one is entitled “Prevention of Fraud and Identity Theft” and will be presented with three Delta Kappa Gamma chapters at the local public library.
Morton: In a continuation of their STEAM for GEMS workshop, Morton is adding a component called Zentangle, a method of creating art by drawing simple “tangles” or patterns. The practice has been shown to help with problem-solving, personal expression, and focus.
Palos-Orland: Palos-Orland was awarded a grant to continue their support of the Equal Pay Day Rally in Daley Plaza in Chicago on April 4th.
Springfield: Springfield holds a workshop for girls called Expanding Your Horizons in Science, Math & Technology and this grant will help encourage 150-200 middle school girls to continue studying STEM subjects in high school and college.