Please submit only one grant application per individual or organization. Frequency or eligibility for receiving grants over multiple years will be noted within the specific grant application.
Except where noted otherwise, grants are awarded annually (once each year calendar year) and grant applications must be received by December 31 of the current year, to be awarded for the following year.
Members of the Grants Committee will score each application for a grant on a scale of 1-5. Only applications receiving the highest scores will be awarded a grant. Scores will be based on the ability of the applicant to meet the purposes of the grant program, and the ability and opportunity of an applicant to share information gained. Scores may also be based on economic need. Recipients of grants will be notified in the second quarter and must acknowledge acceptance of the grant within 30 days of the notification.
"AAW presented Culleoka School with an amazing gift, a gift that will open the door to many young students into the wonderful world of woodturning." - Culleoka School
"On behalf of the Barnesville Woodturners, I want to thank the AAW for their generosity in providing the grant money to make a movable grinder tool cabinet expenditure possible. While $744 is a relatively small amount, it is a HUGE amount to a small club with limited financial resources. Thanks again." - Steve Mellott
This grant helps fund activities, events, and exhibitions that to promote diversity in woodturning and in the AAW by encouraging and assisting women and other underrepresented populations in their participation in the field. Deadlines: January 31, April 30, July 31, and October 31. Awards will be made quarterly in February, May, August, and November.
Ten lathe packages will be awarded during the award period. The packages are available as a result of donations made to the Youth Turning Program held at the Annual International AAW Symposium. Packages contain: Jet Mini Lathe (non-variable speed), set of Crown tools, set of EasyWood Tools, Nova chuck, and a faceshield. Deadline: December 31. We regret there will be no lathe grants available for 2021.
Accredited educators who provide students with woodturning instruction may apply for a scholarship to cover the cost of a new, one-year membership. This offer is extended to new members for their first year only and is not available to current or former AAW members. Ongoing grant. No deadline.
To be eligible, a grant recipient must be a woman and who has never previously been a member of AAW. Only the chapter AAW WIT Liaison, chapter president or vice-president may request the grant. Ongoing grant. No deadline.
If you have questions, contact AAW at 877-595-9094 or 651-484-9094 (M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time) or firstname.lastname@example.org.