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FORT WAYNE BRANCH, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN TRUST

The Fort Wayne Branch AAUW Trust was established in 1979 when the Branch received a bequest from the estate of R. Hazel Miller.  An additional bequest in 1989 from the estate of Letha Falls was added to the capital account.  In 1998, a generous donation was given to the Trust in memory of Anne K. Waterfield.  Additional gifts and memorials are shown in the Treasurer’s Annual Report on a subsequent page.

The AAUW Trust purposes include:
1.  Encouraging education among members of the AAUW and the community.
2.   Funding appropriate studies and projects in keeping with the objectives of AAUW.
3.   Promoting standards of excellence in public school education and in higher education.
4.   Cooperating with other persons, organizations, trusts, or foundations whose purposes and activities are similar to those of the Trust.


Grants ranging from less than $500.00 to more than $3000.00 are distributed once a year.  Groups receiving grants can reapply every three years.    The grant application is January 1 through February 28.  Grant applications may be accessed here at the website or by mail from our P.O. Box 10993, Fort Wayne, IN 46855.  Qualifications for a grant are available when you request a grant form on this website.  We will accept applications electronically as well as through our PO Box.  The Trust Board will meet in March to review the requests and grant monies will be distributed in April at a public meeting place.  Public acknowledgement of the receipt of a grant, as well as an accounting of the use of the funds is expected before the Trust Board. .


APPLICANTS:  Please read this carefully before you fill out a grant application.
 
FORT WAYNE BRANCH, AAUW TRUST
P.O. Box 10993, Fort Wayne, IN 46855
 
QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPLICATION FOR A GRANT
 

01. Funds granted by the Fort Wayne Branch, AAUW Trust are limited to Nonprofit Organizations, Public Service Projects, Individual Projcct/Research. ofAAUW Interests.

 
02. Funds are NOT granted for salaries or royalties.
 
03. Applications for projects with profit potential to the applicant and/or the Branch or Trust shall be
considered on an individual basis, only after consultation with the Trust's legal counsel.
 
04. The Fort Wayne Branch, AAUW Trust shall make grants to organizations and individuals
outside of AAUW only once every three (3) years.
 
05. If grants are submitted on paper, the original application must be accompanied by six (6) clear
photocopies. Electronic applications require no copies.
 
06.Notification will be sent to each applicant to acknowledge receipt of the completed application.
 
07. Completed application forms for funds from the Fort Wayne Branch, AAUW Trust are to be
received between January 1 and February 28 for an April award. Following review by the
Trustees, each applicant will be notified in writing or e-mail regarding the decision of the
Trustees. Applicants whose projects have been approved for funding will receive a sample Grant
Contract for review. At the April public meeting, the final contract will be signed and checks will
be presented.
 

08. Applications to the Fort Wayne Branch, AAUW Trust are not transferable from one grant period
to another. Organizalions and individuals must reapply.

 
09. If grant money is placed in an account from which interest is received by the grant recipient, the
interest shall be returned to the Fort Wayne Branch, AAUW Trust to be added to the interest pools
from which future grants shall be given.
 

10.The Fort Wayne Branch AAUW Trust requires grant recipients to publicly acknowledge financial
support/grants in official publications (newsletters, bulletins, brochures, etc.) using the official
name Fort Wayne Branch, AAUW Trust.

 
11. If a grant is awarded, the grantee is required to submit a written report by April 1 of the year
following acceptance of that grant with receipts for expenditures attached. To meet legal
requirements governing the Fort Wayne Branch, AAUW Trust, grantees must also present a short,
oral report in the public meeting. This meeting will be scheduled during April.
 

Revised 05/11

 
Apply for Grant

Chair - Monette King;

Chair-elect - Eleanor Wallace;

Secretary - Carol Isaacs;

Treasurer - Joanne Beerbower.


   
   
View Sample Grant Contract
   
    FORT WAYNE BRANCH
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN TRUST
P.O. Box 10993 Fort Wayne IN 46855
   
         
   

GRANT CONTRACT
I,______________________________hereby acknowledge the receipt of
(Individual and/or Name of Organization)


______________dollars ($, _______) granted to me this day of _____, 20___
by the Fort Wayne Branch American Association of University Women Trust
(hereinafter THE AAUW TRUST).


It is my understanding that this money is to be exclusively used by me (and/or the above-named
organization) and eXdusively used for the purpose as outlined in my grant application.


To wit:
I agree to provide THE AAUW TRUST with an accounting of the activities and/or research
implementation and expenditures. Written documentation shall be attached to said document. Receipts
for money spent shall be included. Additionally, in regard to expenditures, I am aware that this grant is
only available for use within the time period specified in my application, of which the latest usage date is________.

I am further aware that I am required to return any unused money or monies
whose use would not reflect the original purpose as stated in my application by ______ 20_______


Date Printed ___________

Name of Grantee ______________

Signature of Grantee _______________

SS# or FederallD# ____________________


FORT WAYNE BRANCH AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN TRUST
by: ______________________________
Chair


THIS CONTRACT MUST BE SIGNED AND RETURNED AT THE TIME OF AWARDING OF FUNDS.

   
   
   
   
View Sample Grant Report
   
         
    FORT WAYNE BRANCH
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN TRUST
P.O. Box 10993 Fort Wayne IN 46855
   
         
    GRANT FINAL REPORT    
   


(Use typewriler to complete form; return original and two clear photocopies.)


Date Grant Accepted ________________


Name ________________
(organization or individual)


Individuals: Social Security No. _____________________


Organizations: Federal 10 No. ______________________


Project Director______________________________


Address__________________________________


City________________State______________ZIP__
__________


Home Phone (___)_______________ Business Phone (___)_______________


Amount of Grant________________ Amount of Unused Funds $_______________


Amount Expended$__________________(Make check payable to Fort:Wayne Branch AAUW Trust and mail to above address.)



General Description of Project or Research:

 


Major Results of Project or Research:

 


Was the project completed as detailed in your application? ___Yes ___ No
If NO, please explain:

 


Was the Trust grant adequate to cover expenses budgeted for the project? ___Yes ___ No
If NO, what other funds were used?

 


How do you view the importance of the project to the needs of your community?
[and (for AAUW recipients only) to AAUW members?]

 


Describe any long-range implications of the project:

 


How was the financial support of the Trust publicly acknowledged?

 


Project Accounting (Attach copies of all invoices and receipts to original copy of this report):
Expenses________________________________ Income Sources.


Items________AAUW_____Other Funds_______In-Kind Cash Equivalents_____Subtotals (per item)____


___________ $_________$________________$________________________$________________

 

 


Trust
Subtotals____$__________$________________$________________________$________________


__________________________________________________Total Project Cost $ ________________

 


Please attach any other information, such as printed materials, which you think would be of interest or
that has not been covered in the questions.


Printed Name_____________________ Signature__________________ Date
___________________

   
         
         
 

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