Purpose of the AAW Grants 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.
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.
- Educational Opportunity Grant (EOG) Financial Grants – Awards to individuals (adults and students), chapters, and other woodturning-related associations.
- Educational Opportunity Grant (EOG) Lathe & Equipment Grants – Packages contain: Jet Mini Lathe (non-variable speed), set of Crown tools, tool package (to be determined), Nova chuck, and a faceshield.
- Symposium Grants
- Professional Outreach Program (POP) Fellowship Grants
- WIT Women/Other Underrepresented Populations Events & Exhibitions Grant
- WIT Membership Grants for Women
- Membership Grants for Accredited Teachers
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.
- For example, if your grant application is submitted on November 19, 2019 and is subsequently approved by the grants Committee, the funds will be awarded in 2020 for use in 2020.
- For example, if your grant application is submitted on January 19, 2020 and is subsequently approved by the grants Committee, the funds will be awarded in 2021 for use in 2021.
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.
Award & Reporting Process
Recipients of grants will be given one year from the grant award date to use the funds for the intended purpose. When the project or event has been completed, grantees are required to submit a report to the AAW describing how the funds were utilized and how the funds helped advance the AAW mission. When grants are awarded a contract will be sent outlining the reporting requirements. All US organizations and citizens, will be required to send a completed W-9 form to AAW admin. Click here for a W-9 form.