Branch Project Grants

Four Branch Project Grants Awarded Fall 2018

  • Carlsbad Branch received a grant to cover food and AAUW Carlsbad Empowerment Award given at Champagne en Blanc to celebrate Women’s Equality Day
  • Los Alamos Branch received a grant to support the Legislative Preview sponsored jointly by Los Alamos Branch-AAUW and the Los Alamos League of Women Voters to be held in January 2019 and to cover the advertising costs of branch fund-raiser for the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund.
  • SCSWNM Branch received a grant to bring a second Start Smart program to WNMU.
  • Socorro Branch received a grant to pay mileage for presenters in their seminar series.

Santa Fe Branch 2017 Grantee Presents Awards for Gender Pay Gap Essay Contest

Cynthia Dobson, Branch Projects Grants Chair, reported that the Santa Fe Branch gave 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and two honorable mention awards to 7th and 8th grade girls from the Santa Fe Girls School for their essays about the gender pay gap.  Three of the girls attended the May 6th Santa Fe Branch Annual Meeting where they were recognized and read their essays.

Photo by Santa Fe Branch Member Virginia Lee Lierz

Left to right: Melanie Buchleiter, Program Chair; Lucia Ortiz, Honorable Mention Winner; Cynthia Dobson, Public Policy & Branch Project Chair; Natalia Payne, 2nd place winner; Elena Pilar Bunker Ruiz, 1st place winner; and Lynn Heffron, AAUW-Santa Fe President

Branch Projects Grants applications are due to Helena Whyte, Branch Projects Grants Chair, on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at  Please submit a narrative application describing the project, the amount requested, any collaborating groups that are involved and how the project supports the mission of AAUW.  $600 is in the budget to support branch project grants for 2019-20.

AAUW NM Policies and Procedures

It is preferred that the applications be submitted electronically, but snail mail requests will certainly be accepted.

Please consider requesting a “Branch Project Grant” to aid your branch in advancing the goals of AAUW!

Helena Whyte
Branch Project Grants Chair