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AAW’s Grants offers funding or equipment to selected applicants for woodturning education. The grant program continues to be strong, thanks to the wonderful generosity of donors, and buyers who have supported our annual symposium auctions. Funds are available for worthy proposals. AAW membership is required for some grants, but not all. Those open to non-AAW applicants will be noted within the grant descriptions below.



Application Timelines

Applications will be accepted through December 31 annually. Late applications will not be considered. Only one application per member, individual, chapter, or other organization will be accepted per year. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications well in advance of the deadline.

Recipients of grants will be notified in the second quarter and must acknowledge acceptance of the grant within 30 days of the notification.




The application will close on December 31, 2018. Late applications will not be considered.




Selection Process

Each member of the Grants Committee will score each application on a scale of 1-5. The top scores will be awarded a grant. Emphasis will be placed on the ability and opportunity of an applicant to share information gained. Economic need may also be considered.


Purpose of the Program

  • Provide educational opportunities that expand and enrich the entire woodturning community. 
  • Provide ways that woodturning skills may be shared with local chapters, the community, schools, and others. 
  • Create opportunities for woodturners who would otherwise not be financially able. 
  • Provide outreach to underrepresented populations (women, disabled, minority, etc.) to introduce and encourage them in their pursuit of woodturning. 
  • Provide opportunities for woodturning professionals to enrich and encourage creative growth, research, or inspiration for new directions in turned wood art.



Grant Types & Applications

Please note: ONE grant application may be submitted per calendar year. 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.
  • EOG Financial Grants – Awards to individuals (adults and students), chapters, and other woodturning-related associations. AAW membership is NOT a prerequisite to apply for EOG Financial Grants. Click for application.
  • EOG Lathe Package Grants – AAW membership is NOT a prerequisite to apply for this grant. Packages contain: Jet Mini Lathe (non-variable speed), set of Crown tools, tool package (to be determined), Nova chuck, and a faceshield. Click for application.
  • Under-Represented Populations Outreach Grant (women, disabled, minority, etc.) AAW members and local AAW chapters take priority in the application process, however non-affiliated organizations such as museums, galleries, schools, and arts groups will be considered if the proposed projects meet the AAW mission. Click for application.
  • Professional Outreach Program (POP) Fellowship Grant – Applicants must be a current member of the AAW and a member of POP to apply. Click for application.



Past Grant Recipients



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 memberservices@woodturner.org
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