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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

2024-2025 Community Partner Grants (CPG)
Request for Proposal

Through this grant offering, we are seeking community partners who demonstrate a commitment to low-income, elderly women in the Greater New Bedford community.

As ARAW works to embrace a Trust Based Philanthropy approach, you will see some significant changes to our 2024/2025 Community Partner Grants (CPG) program. Over the past three years of the Community Partner Grants (CPG) program, we have come to recognize that the funder-grantee partnership is strongest when both parties prioritize trust, dialogue, transparency, relationship-building and the iterative process in their practices. Therefore, we are taking a next evolutionary step as we endeavor to go beyond the check and create a true partnership with the organizations with whom we chose to partner.

The ARAW Community Partner Grants (CPG) program will offer one-year general operating support ranging from $1,000 to $50,000 to organizations which can demonstrate a commitment to low-income elderly women in New Bedford, Acushnet, Fairhaven, Dartmouth and Westport.

Prior to the application 2/8/24 submission date, throughout the month of January and into the beginning of February, we will be offering information sessions and one-on-one consultations to those organizations who choose to apply. This will offer an opportunity to learn more and ask questions before you submit. We strongly recommend taking advantage of this opportunity.

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2023-2024 Community Partner Grant

awarded over $200,ooo on April 1, 2023

2023-2024 Outreach Partner Awards
Westport Council on Aging

2023-2024 Program Partner Awards
Cape Verdean Association in New Bedford
Coastal Neighbors Network, Inc.
New Bedford Art Museum (NBAM/ArtWorks!)
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
South Coast LGBTQ+ Network
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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