As the largest source of funding in the world exclusively for graduate women, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation in 2001-02 distributes more than $3.5 million in fellowships, grants, and awards. More than a century after the first grant was awarded, the Foundation continues a dynamic and distinguished tradition of advancing educational and career opportunities for all women.

The mission of the Grants Department is to ensure that grant funds are available and utilized to enhance and support the instructional priorities of the school systems academic plan- QUEST: Quality Education for Every Student.