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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

Community Partner Grants
Request for Proposal

ARAW is a grant maker in support of organizations and programs which best support our mission and vision 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. The full Request for Proposal is available HERE! 

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.

GRANTS AWARDS: RANGE FROM $1,000 – $50,000

Application released: August 2020
Zoom Information Sessions: August 12, 20, 25 & 28 and September 9, 14, 24 & 29
email or call (508) 717-0400 to register
Q&A by phone: October 2020
Application deadline: November 13, 2020 (5:00 pm EST)
Interviews with applicants, upon request: December 14, 2020 – January 29, 2021
Grant awards announced: February 12, 2021
Grant funds distributed: April 2021

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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