Contact: FAWCO Rep
What is FAWCO?
Founded in 1931, FAWCO is a global women’s NGO (non-governmental organization), an international network of independent volunteer clubs and associations comprising 64 member clubs in 34 countries worldwide, with a total membership of around 12,000. FAWCO serves as a resource and a voice for its members; seeks to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide, especially in the areas of human rights, health, education and the environment; advocates for the rights of U.S. citizens overseas; contributes to the global community through its Task Forces and The FAWCO Foundation, which provides development grants and education awards. Since 1997, FAWCO has held special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council.
FAWCO Mission Statement
FAWCO is an international federation of independent organizations whose mission is
- to build strong support networks for its American and international membership;
- to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide;
- to advocate for the rights of U.S. citizens overseas; and
- to mobilize the skills of its membership in support of global initiatives for education, the environment, health and human rights.
What does FAWCO do?
As a United Nations accredited non-governmental organization (NGO) with special consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, FAWCO is particularly active in global issues such as:
- Specific Concerns for US Citizens
- Women’s and Children’s Rights
Where can I learn more about FAWCO, and what I can do to help?
Contact your Amsterdam FAWCO Representative and / or visit the FAWCO website.
The FAWCO Foundation
The FAWCO Foundation is the philanthropic arm of FAWCO. Each spring, this amazing organization awards eight Education Awards plus six Development Grants.
The Education Awards are open to AWC members or their children, for amounts up to $5,000, in areas of arts, sciences, humanities, dual cultural, special challenges, and volunteerism, and the application deadline is in January each year.
The Development Grants, each for $3500, are as follows: AW Surrey Feed the World; the Effects of Violence; Critical Health Concerns; AWA of Vienna Hope for Education; A Place to Learn; Skills for Life; Around the Corner, A World Away; and Ending HIV/AIDS. The deadline for application is in January each year.
To find out more about these awards and grants, visit FAWCO Foundation.
Be inspired by the outstanding efforts of the winners of previous grants! For which FAWCO awards and grants would you like to apply?
If you will be returning to the U.S. in the near future, be sure to take a look at the FAUSA website, where you will find a list of resources, with links pertinent to repatriation. If you are looking for a club in another country, see FAWCO for a listing of member clubs.