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The Association for the Relief of Aged Women of New Bedford

The Association for the Relief of Aged Women of New Bedford

2022 Community Partner Grants
Request for Proposal

ARAW is a grant maker supporting organizations and programs which best align with our mission that elderly women in our community will live well and with dignity. We welcome new initiatives and meaningful ways to address the needs and challenges faced by aging women today through our annual grant application process.

Click image above for full RFP. Please read prior to submitting an application. 

Promote independence and enhance quality of life for elderly, low-income women in our community through financial support of qualified individuals and programs.


  • Trusted sources of knowledgeable advocates in our community who will identify and connect us to women in need so we can provide them with direct support.
  • Promotion of financial stability and life strategies.
  • Access to social engagement opportunities to combat loneliness and isolation.
  • Establishment of safety and stability to foster optimal health and well-being.

2021 Community Partner Grant

awarded over $275,ooo on April 1, 2021

2021 Outreach Partner Awards
Dartmouth Council on Aging
Fairhaven Council on Aging
Westport Council on Aging

2021 Program Partner Awards
AHA! (Arts, History, Architecture)
Cape Verdean Association in New Bedford
New Bedford Art Museum
New Bedford Whaling Museum
South Coastal Counties Legal Services
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

For information and to learn about the grant process,
please contact ARAW Executive Director, Clare Healy Foley
at or (508) 717-0400

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