AWIEF Academic Grant Program
The AWI Education Foundation is committed to giving a one-million-dollar multi-year grant to be awarded over the next decade with a potential two-million-dollar impact on the industry.
ACCEPTABLE GRANT USE
Grant program funds shall be used to acquire:
To sustain, grow and better educate and train tomorrow’s woodworkers
Exclusion: Consumables, Materials, and Supplies
Must be a qualified architectural woodworking program
Definition of Architectural Woodwork
Architectural woodwork refers to any custom-made wood that is left exposed, either residential or commercial when the build is finished.
Example: Standing & running trim, cabinets, panels, and doors.
Exclusion: Specialty items such as flooring, shingles, exposed roof decking, ceiling, siding, structural wood trusses and rafters, and overhead-type doors.
Definition of Qualified Architectural Woodworking Program
Not-for-Profit Secondary (High School) or Post-Secondary (College) which display critical development in technology and skills used in producing architectural woodwork.
$100,000 in grants are available each year.
$10,000 and under: Match encouraged, not required
Over $10,000: 100% match required
Note: Match equals cash or in-kind donation
APPLICATION SCHEDULE AND DEADLINES
- Open Grant Application Period | October 1 – March 31
- Application Evaluation | April
- Notification of Grant Recipient | June
- Distribution of Grant Funds | July
Email completed Grant Applications to Doug Hague.