About Us







        Who We Are
General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) is an international women's organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.  Founded in 1890, GFWC is one of the
world's oldest and largest women's volunteer organizations.
GFWC is comprised of women of different ages and diverse talents.  Our strength lies in the diversity of its members and their willingness to focus on a wide range of important issues.  Our members are your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and acquaintances.  
We are professional women, homemakers, business owners, students, retirees, wives, mothers, and single women.
How We Work
The work of the club is accomplished through a strong, active organization which encourages leadership training, development of talents, and unity of purpose.  Programs and projects are designed to enrich and expand members'
horizons and are promoted under six Community Service Programs (CSP's) as prescribed by the General Federation of Women's Clubs.

GFWC clubs and clubwomen are the fabric that binds not only the Federation, but the communities in which they live and work. By Living the Volunteer Spirit, GFWC clubwomen transform lives each day, not simply with monetary donations, but with hands-on tangible projects that provide immediate impact. With a grassroots approach that often thinks locally but impacts globally, GFWC, its clubs and members remain committed to serving as a force for global good, as it has done since its formation 125 years ago.
With nearly 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state, the District of Columbia, and more than a dozen countries, GFWC members work in their own communities to support the arts, preserve natural resources, advance education, promote healthy lifestyles, encourage civic involvement, and work toward world peace and understanding.